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
3,202 3,522
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx
2
2,642 3,089
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
3
2,368 3,148
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
4
2,218 2,556
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
5
1,960 2,465
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
6
2,084 3,174
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay
7
1,966 2,513
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago
8
1,857 2,722
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh
9
1,778 1,950
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona
10
1,479 2,086
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec
11
1,582 2,285
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
12
1,303 1,930
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
13
1,445 2,183
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
14
1,317 2,305
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington
15
1,270 1,635
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio
16
1,076 1,577
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
17
1,173 1,688
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
18
1,015 1,805
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco
19
847 1,256
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
20
771 1,192
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston
21
684 1,102
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool
22
767 1,506
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
23
682 1,413
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago
24
597 920
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
25
403 416
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time