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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
1,853 2,150
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

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2
1,470 1,813
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,338 1,891
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,346 1,768
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,160 1,472
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

6
1,097 1,595
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

7
1,067 1,479
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,083 1,451
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
946 1,066
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

10
880 1,264
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
982 1,424
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

12
767 910
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

13
995 1,410
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

14
809 1,220
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
762 1,434
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

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16
613 966
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

17
681 1,183
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

18
711 1,040
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

19
509 662
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
371 610
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
473 986
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

22
322 567
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

23
325 569
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
463 980
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
335 561
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
283 458
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

27
423 937
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

28
272 449
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

29
89 23
Cornell Big Red men's ice hock... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Greg Berge added Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey

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30
189 236
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
325 638
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
357 634
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

33
82 75
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
julian-matthias added United States men's national basketball team United States of America

34
189 335
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
320 695
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

36
298 658
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

37
196 354
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

38
292 605
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

39
270 568
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

40
168 324
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

41
262 607
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

42
278 620
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

43
292 630
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

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44
120 206
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

45
202 436
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

46
132 282
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

47
144 301
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

48
119 211
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
116 200
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

50
129 283
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham