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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.
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1,914 2,200
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Yankees New York City, The Bronx

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2
1,507 1,867
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,377 1,939
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,374 1,817
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,194 1,514
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

6
1,129 1,634
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

7
1,091 1,514
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,130 1,490
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
987 1,102
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

10
905 1,299
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
999 1,455
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

12
1,016 1,441
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

13
793 936
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

14
826 1,248
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
779 1,468
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

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16
632 990
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

17
735 1,063
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
692 1,214
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
527 682
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
383 632
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
482 1,011
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

22
336 586
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

23
335 588
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

24
471 1,005
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
433 956
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

26
345 579
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
293 477
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

28
282 465
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

29
338 654
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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30
374 648
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

31
211 355
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
194 255
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

33
331 715
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

34
306 677
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
206 370
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

36
90 90
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
julian-matthias added United States men's national basketball team United States of America

37
91 40
Cornell Big Red men's ice hock... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
298 625
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

39
282 585
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

40
304 648
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

41
175 343
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

42
266 627
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

43
284 635
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

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44
208 451
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

45
138 295
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

46
149 313
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

47
125 224
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

48
137 294
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham

49
122 271
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

50
121 211
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball