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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
2,096 2,398
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

2
1,678 2,041
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,522 2,111
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,477 2,016
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,316 1,662
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

6
1,246 1,786
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

7
1,191 1,666
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,272 1,663
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,124 1,219
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

10
988 1,407
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,112 1,557
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
878 1,029
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

13
1,057 1,559
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
883 1,350
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

Female Sports with the Hottest Athletes

15
861 1,576
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

16
696 1,071
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

17
825 1,149
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
734 1,300
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
562 767
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
429 708
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
386 654
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

The Best Dogs for First-Time Owners

22
519 1,103
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

23
382 656
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
331 521
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

25
495 1,071
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
373 706
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
381 638
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
327 528
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

The Greatest Out of Shape Athletes in Sports

29
454 1,010
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

30
407 711
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

31
259 425
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
232 298
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

33
124 129
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
julian-matthias added United States men's national basketball team United States of America

34
350 765
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

35
329 729
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
311 632
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

37
227 417
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

38
318 675
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

39
308 677
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

40
199 389
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

41
327 701
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

42
280 669
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

The 10 Strangest, Most Terrifying Creatures Ever Found

43
230 494
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

44
160 336
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

45
168 352
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

46
146 241
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

47
143 302
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

48
150 258
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball Chapel Hill

49
157 332
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham

50
143 262
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham