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
2,763 3,063
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,219 2,687
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,064 2,704
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,847 2,714
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,631 2,382
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

6
1,691 2,208
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

7
1,762 2,180
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,604 2,151
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,561 1,652
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,417 1,980
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,259 1,821
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,131 1,998
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

13
1,277 1,952
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,110 1,686
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
1,109 1,402
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
912 1,370
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

17
1,052 1,458
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
897 1,612
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
714 1,067
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
599 996
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
562 930
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
642 1,326
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
667 1,388
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
529 912
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
460 730
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
289 296
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
566 1,266
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

28
456 737
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand - Rugby Union

29
363 488
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

30
466 926
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
551 923
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago

32
444 725
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh

33
485 879
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

34
417 923
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
244 380
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

36
353 823
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

37
427 944
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

38
283 543
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
385 819
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland

40
298 643
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added Tuscaloosa

41
372 834
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Milan

42
391 857
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Holloway

43
225 484
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Turin

44
365 848
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit

45
286 568
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

46
283 823
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami metropolitan area

47
196 473
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto

48
188 257
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

49
231 383
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added Chapel Hill

50
220 370
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Durham