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
2,901 3,228
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,368 2,823
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,161 2,849
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,933 2,902
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,939 2,290
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

6
1,733 2,245
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

7
1,704 2,518
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

8
1,787 2,325
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

9
1,638 1,746
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,335 1,906
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,480 2,076
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
1,169 1,763
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,333 2,034
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,198 2,119
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

15
1,162 1,486
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
961 1,452
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

17
1,100 1,530
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
939 1,685
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
759 1,134
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
653 1,063
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
613 992
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
687 1,394
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
703 1,462
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
557 967
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
502 801
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time