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
2,639 2,934
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,118 2,562
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,965 2,587
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,788 2,568
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,560 2,262
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

6
1,633 2,098
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

7
1,655 2,080
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,508 2,062
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,491 1,575
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,364 1,890
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,212 1,740
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,076 1,914
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

13
1,228 1,885
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,056 1,620
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
1,065 1,331
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
1,021 1,395
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
867 1,301
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

18
872 1,542
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
683 1,000
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
569 936
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
531 864
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
620 1,261
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
634 1,322
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
504 852
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
265 252
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
432 668
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
342 445
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
540 1,208
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

29
436 690
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand - Rugby Union

30
473 829
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
444 882
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
522 879
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago

33
420 688
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh

34
402 888
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
222 346
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

36
411 904
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

37
376 781
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland

38
336 791
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
268 514
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
283 611
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added Tuscaloosa

41
357 805
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Milan

42
212 453
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Turin

43
374 831
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Holloway

44
352 813
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit

45
190 432
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto

46
270 538
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

47
273 784
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami metropolitan area

48
217 358
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added Chapel Hill

49
165 231
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

50
201 351
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