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
2,707 3,009
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,185 2,631
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,022 2,659
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,822 2,649
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,602 2,337
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

6
1,667 2,162
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

7
1,723 2,137
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,572 2,105
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,539 1,616
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,402 1,934
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,239 1,787
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,262 1,922
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,107 1,963
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

14
1,084 1,664
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
1,085 1,379
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
894 1,344
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

17
1,040 1,429
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
885 1,586
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
706 1,039
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
591 970
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
552 901
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
631 1,300
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
654 1,362
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
522 884
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
449 703
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
279 279
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
556 1,239
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

28
450 717
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
354 473
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

30
461 907
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
483 859
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
540 904
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago

33
433 711
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh

34
410 907
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
235 367
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

36
421 926
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

37
345 811
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
382 801
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland

39
275 530
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
370 819
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Milan

41
292 630
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added Tuscaloosa

42
386 846
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Holloway

43
223 470
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Turin

44
361 833
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit

45
279 556
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

46
194 457
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto

47
279 806
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami metropolitan area

48
179 247
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

49
224 375
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
211 364
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