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The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time 

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Updated February 26, 2020 193.4k votes 15.1k voters 148.1k views 139 items

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
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New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx
2
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
3
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
4
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
5
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona
6
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
7
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago
8
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio
9
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec
10
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh
11
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay
12
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
13
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool
14
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
15
Manchester United F.C. ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
16
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
17
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
18
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
19
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
20
New Zealand national rug... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand
Rugby Union
21
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston
22
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago
23
United States men's nati... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
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UConn Womens Basketball ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
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United States women's na... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time