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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.
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1
2,335 2,622
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Yankees New York City, The Bronx

2
1,857 2,266
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,695 2,310
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,593 2,239
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,456 1,834
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

6
1,375 1,976
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

7
1,279 1,361
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

8
1,317 1,844
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,425 1,845
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

10
1,081 1,545
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,215 1,703
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
955 1,150
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

13
1,123 1,692
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
945 1,708
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

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15
943 1,465
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

16
900 1,256
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
760 1,172
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
781 1,411
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
606 883
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
484 813
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
455 740
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C. Liverpool

The Best Scottish Beers

22
431 746
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

23
539 1,152
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

24
336 524
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
556 1,206
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

26
490 1,091
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

27
426 725
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
276 353
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

The Greatest Out of Shape Athletes in Sports

29
376 599
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

30
399 787
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
172 178
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
359 606
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

33
448 782
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

34
355 794
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
346 696
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

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36
371 827
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

37
298 722
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
327 739
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

39
226 448
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
332 738
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

41
247 547
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

42
165 356
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

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43
347 762
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

44
172 290
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

45
179 391
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

46
240 477
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

47
255 707
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami Dolphins Miami metropolitan area

48
183 306
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball Chapel Hill

49
177 378
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham

50
184 397
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton