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
2,829 3,140
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,280 2,755
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,107 2,774
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,892 2,800
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,661 2,447
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

6
1,741 2,256
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

7
1,826 2,233
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,655 2,195
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,593 1,699
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,449 2,025
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,288 1,867
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,167 2,056
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

13
1,139 1,723
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,301 1,994
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
1,135 1,441
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
936 1,406
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

17
1,074 1,493
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
915 1,650
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
737 1,104
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
626 1,032
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
592 963
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
666 1,360
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
685 1,422
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
540 943
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
484 767
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
591 1,289
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

27
302 322
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
378 505
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

29
465 762
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
575 938
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago

31
478 943
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
461 742
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh

33
494 901
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

34
429 944
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
256 399
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

36
439 958
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

37
358 842
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
293 561
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
394 841
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland

40
305 660
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added Tuscaloosa

41
377 852
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Milan

42
398 876
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Holloway

43
233 502
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Turin

44
368 864
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit

45
293 583
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

46
204 486
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto

47
289 838
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami metropolitan area

48
199 273
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

49
239 394
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
228 379
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