Sports Teams The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time  

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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.
list ordered by

1
2,959 3,283
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,421 2,874
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,208 2,910
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,997 2,338
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

5
1,960 2,973
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

6
1,783 2,287
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

7
1,743 2,561
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

8
1,820 2,364
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

9
1,658 1,787
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,369 1,935
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,507 2,114
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
1,195 1,793
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,358 2,062
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,223 2,147
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

15
1,181 1,518
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
984 1,474
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

17
1,116 1,559
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
954 1,704
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
771 1,156
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
666 1,091
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
631 1,006
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
700 1,413
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
708 1,488
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
570 986
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
335 348
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time