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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
1,732 2,003
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
1,383 1,688
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,253 1,774
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,279 1,654
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,042 1,477
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

6
1,091 1,378
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

7
998 1,371
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,013 1,348
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
945 1,334
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

10
814 1,185
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
720 824
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

12
853 1,002
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

13
945 1,326
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
782 1,131
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
698 1,357
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
658 1,098
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

17
564 903
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
482 586
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

19
651 980
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
334 552
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
449 912
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
448 905
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
296 507
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
411 877
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

25
250 393
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

26
167 189
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
260 410
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

28
308 513
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

29
340 584
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

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30
308 597
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
286 537
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

32
59 37
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
julian-matthias added United States men's national basketball team United States of America

33
311 651
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

34
285 565
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

35
179 319
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

36
166 294
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

37
253 562
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
255 523
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

39
278 629
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
149 284
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

41
193 395
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
134 266
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

43
111 170
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball Chapel Hill

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44
278 598
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

45
101 173
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

46
255 600
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

47
106 171
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

48
107 229
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

49
113 261
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

50
195 486
Oakland Athletics is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time