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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.

1
2,427 2,717
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
1,938 2,358
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,779 2,398
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,643 2,343
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,523 1,918
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

6
1,434 2,062
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

7
1,366 1,426
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

8
1,369 1,916
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,491 1,917
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

10
1,265 1,760
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,117 1,606
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,153 1,752
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
985 1,208
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

14
983 1,764
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
969 1,510
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

16
940 1,291
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
796 1,203
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
812 1,452
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
627 914
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
502 847
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
476 775
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C. Liverpool

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22
382 559
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
455 774
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

24
561 1,183
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
575 1,232
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
200 195
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
500 1,124
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

28
444 756
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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29
291 374
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

30
412 807
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
391 623
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

32
475 804
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

33
380 626
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

34
369 818
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
356 720
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
388 846
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

37
241 464
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
309 742
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
338 755
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

40
257 559
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

41
356 777
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

42
338 759
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

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184 304
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

44
170 378
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

45
186 406
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
261 729
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami Dolphins Miami metropolitan area

47
247 492
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

48
190 320
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
176 310
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

50
184 389
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham