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
2,704 3,002
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,183 2,624
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,019 2,653
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,822 2,641
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,598 2,330
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

6
1,667 2,155
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

7
1,719 2,131
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,567 2,102
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,537 1,611
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,400 1,929
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,237 1,782
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,261 1,917
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,105 1,959
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

14
1,083 1,659
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
1,083 1,375
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
1,040 1,422
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
892 1,339
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

18
882 1,583
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
705 1,035
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
590 966
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
552 896
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
630 1,296
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
652 1,359
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
520 880
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
445 701
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
277 276
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
555 1,236
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

28
450 713
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand - Rugby Union

29
354 469
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

30
461 903
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
540 899
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago

32
481 854
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

33
432 708
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh

34
408 904
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
235 363
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

36
419 923
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

37
345 807
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
381 798
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland

39
275 526
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
367 816
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Milan

41
292 626
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added Tuscaloosa

42
383 843
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Holloway

43
219 467
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Turin

44
361 829
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit

45
193 452
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto

46
277 552
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

47
278 801
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami metropolitan area

48
178 243
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

49
224 370
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
211 360
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