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
3,090 3,422
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx
2
2,554 2,999
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
3
2,299 3,050
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
4
2,132 2,464
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
5
2,029 3,093
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay
6
1,891 2,384
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
7
1,909 2,448
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago
8
1,811 2,656
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh
9
1,732 1,881
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona
10
1,431 2,027
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec
11
1,556 2,214
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
12
1,258 1,876
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
13
1,412 2,135
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
14
1,283 2,248
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington
15
1,237 1,589
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio
16
1,040 1,535
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
17
1,149 1,637
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
18
993 1,763
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco
19
816 1,218
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
20
726 1,156
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston
21
660 1,062
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool
22
737 1,466
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
23
382 387
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
24
739 1,549
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City
25
560 879
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time