Sports Teams The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time  

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List Rules The greatest professional teams. No minor league teams, iconic collegiate teams okay

The best sports franchises in sports history, ranked by sports fans for sports fans. Most teams have a dynasty that only lasts for a few years. But a great sports franchise is consistently successful on and off the playing field, earning loyalty and respect from the team's fans and the sports world as a whole. Anyone can vote for their favorite franchises on this list, or add their own list of the best sports franchises to these rankings. So, whether you're a hardcore sports fan or just a fan of how certain teams play the game, this is the place to release your inner SportsCenter commentator.

What are the best sports teams of all time? Can a basketball dynasty edge out a classic baseball favorite? The fans get to decide on this list of the best sports teams ever. But remember, the top clubs aren't necessarily the most successful sports franchises. Some may have losing records overall, or have just enjoyed a few short bursts of glory, but no matter their win-lose percentages, these teams have stood the test of time and made history as the some of the favorites of all time.
list ordered by

1
2,832 3,148
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,284 2,760
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,108 2,781
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,894 2,808
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,664 2,453
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

6
1,746 2,259
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

7
1,830 2,237
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,656 2,199
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,595 1,702
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,451 2,028
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,290 1,870
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,168 2,060
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

13
1,140 1,727
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,302 1,997
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
1,136 1,444
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
937 1,409
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

17
1,075 1,496
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
916 1,653
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
740 1,107
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
626 1,035
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
593 966
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
666 1,366
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
685 1,425
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
541 946
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
484 770
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
593 1,292
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

27
304 323
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
380 508
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

29
466 765
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand - Rugby Union

30
576 941
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago

31
478 947
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
461 746
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh

33
495 904
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

34
431 946
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
257 402
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

36
439 961
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

37
295 563
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
358 845
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
394 845
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland

40
305 663
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added Tuscaloosa

41
377 855
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Milan

42
398 879
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Holloway

43
233 505
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Turin

44
368 867
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit

45
293 586
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

46
204 489
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto

47
289 841
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami metropolitan area

48
199 276
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

49
239 397
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added Chapel Hill

50
229 381
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Durham