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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.
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list ordered by
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New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx
2
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
3
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
4
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
5
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
6
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay
7
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh
8
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona
9
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago
10
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec
11
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington
12
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
13
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
14
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio
15
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
16
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
17
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
18
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco
19
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
20
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston
21
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool
22
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
23
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich
24
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
25
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago