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
2,965 3,293
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,425 2,884
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,212 2,919
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
2,000 2,349
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

5
1,963 2,980
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

6
1,789 2,293
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

7
1,745 2,568
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

8
1,826 2,368
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

9
1,663 1,794
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,373 1,940
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,510 2,122
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
1,361 2,066
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,197 1,800
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,224 2,156
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

15
1,181 1,525
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
987 1,478
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

17
1,119 1,566
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
955 1,710
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
771 1,162
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
668 1,096
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
633 1,010
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
702 1,416
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
711 1,491
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
571 990
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
337 351
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time