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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
1,796 2,072
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
1,430 1,744
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,300 1,830
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,312 1,713
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,131 1,419
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

6
1,073 1,531
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

7
1,036 1,415
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,043 1,396
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
899 1,029
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

10
837 1,222
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
962 1,376
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

12
745 860
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

13
975 1,360
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
797 1,170
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
726 1,391
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
672 1,133
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

17
586 931
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
682 1,005
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

19
495 620
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
350 580
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
460 940
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
316 531
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
459 932
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

24
181 209
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
327 533
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
420 906
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

27
272 431
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
304 551
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

29
260 422
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

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30
350 611
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

31
314 617
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
74 51
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
318 673
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

34
179 314
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
188 336
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
290 584
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

37
268 542
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

38
261 579
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
289 644
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
157 303
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

41
199 412
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
141 282
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

43
286 613
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
118 189
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball Chapel Hill

45
265 610
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

46
126 270
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
109 188
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

48
113 183
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

49
112 246
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

50
199 501
Oakland Athletics is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time