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Fictional Teams You Wish You Played on as a Kid

Updated June 14, 2019 4.0k votes 450 voters 9.7k views31 items

Sure, your childhood baseball team was cool. But was it Sandlot cool? The guys over at Complex teed up the best fictional sports teams from movies that you totally wish you could have played for as a kid, and now it's your turn to vote!

In your younger years, you spent hours watching and re-watching the best sports movies ever made, especially the ones that featured all-star child athletes like you. If you modeled your after school street hockey team after the Mighty Ducks (and worked for hours perfecting your knucklepuck), or spent intense afternoons strategizing ways to beat the Monstars in a pick up basketball game, this list is for you.

Would you rather have a teammate like Michael Jordan or a coach like Denzel Washington? Since your dreams of combining all of these teams into one epic movie masterpiece have yet to be fulfilled (get on that, Hollywood!), it’s time to pick your favorite fictional sports teams.

Vote up the teams you would have given your entire allowance to join, and vote down the ones that suck harder than your biggest schoolyard rival. On this list of the greatest teams from sports movies for kids, there can only be one winning team. It’s up to you to decide.
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    The Toon Squad in Space Jam
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    ActorsMichael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Danny DeVito

    Released1996

    Directed byJoe Pytka

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    The Sandlot Crew
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    The Sandlot Crew

    They're more than a team. They're the best buddies in the entire history of the world., A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long.

    ActorsJames Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen, Marley Shelton, Tom Guiry

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

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    The Mighty Ducks
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    Cleveland Indians in Major League
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    The Average Joes in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
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    The Average Joes in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

    A true underdog story., Grab life by the ball.

    ActorsBen Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn, William Shatner, David Hasselhoff

    Released2004

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

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    The Jamaican Bobsled team in Cool Runnings
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    The Jamaican Bobsled team in Cool Runnings

    One Dream. Four Jamaicans. Twenty Below Zero.

    ActorsJohn Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau, Raymond J. Barry, Peter Outerbridge

    Released1993

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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    The Titans in Remember the Titans
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    The Titans in Remember the Titans

    They came together when their classmates and loved ones would not.

    ActorsHayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington, Kate Bosworth, Donald Faison

    Released2000

    Directed byBoaz Yakin

    Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Bears in Bad News Bears
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    Gotham Rogues in The Dark Knight Rises
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    The Giants in Little Giants
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    The Giants in Little Giants

    For everyone who's waited to be chosen, and wasn't... your day has come.

    ActorsAlexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Devon Sawa, Courtney Peldon

    Released1994

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

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    Cornfield Ghost Team in Field of Dreams
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    Cornfield Ghost Team in Field of Dreams

    If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.

    ActorsBen Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta

    Released1989

    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

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    West Canaan Coyotes in Varsity Blues
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    West Canaan Coyotes in Varsity Blues

    It takes a hero to know what's worth winning., Make your own rules.

    ActorsAli Larter, Paul Walker, Amy Smart, Jon Voight, James Van Der Beek

    Released1999

    Directed byBrian Robbins

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    The Gryffindor Team
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    The Gryffindor Team

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    Team Pup N' Suds in Brink!
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    Harlem Globe Trotters
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    Harlem Globe Trotters

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    Springfield Nuclear Plant Softball Team in The Simpsons
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    Springfield Nuclear Plant Softball Team in The Simpsons

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    The Timberwolves in Air Bud
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    The Timberwolves in Air Bud

    He Sits. He Stays. He Shoots. He Scores., The dog is in the house.

    ActorsMark Jackson, Kevin Zegers, Michael Jeter, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

    Released1997

    Directed byCharles Martin Smith

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    The Women's Teams in A League of Their Own
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    The Women's Teams in A League of Their Own

    There's no crying in baseball!, Once in a lifetime you get a chance to do something different.

    ActorsMadonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell, Geena Davis, Téa Leoni

    Released1992

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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    Dillon Panthers of Friday Night Lights

    ActorsAmber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw, Billy Bob Thornton, Terry Funk

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Berg

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    Hickory High Huskers in Hoosiers
    Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film directed by David Anspaugh. A coach with a checkered past (Gene... more on Wikipedia
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    East High Wildcats in High School Musical
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    The Rancho Carne Toros from Bring It On
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    The Rancho Carne Toros from Bring It On

    Her parents don't get it. Her boyfriend says forget it. The friends who voted her in now regret it. But does she got game? Bet on it.

    ActorsKirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union, Bianca Kajlich, Tsianina Joelson

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    The New York Knights from The Natural
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    The Beavers in Teen Wolf
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    The Beavers in Teen Wolf

    He always wanted to be special... but he never expected this!

    ActorsMichael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton, Scott Paulin, Lorie Griffin

    Released1985

    Directed byRod Daniel

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    The Miami Sharks in Any Given Sunday
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    The Miami Sharks in Any Given Sunday

    Life is a contact sport., Life is a contact sportmpaa_rating = R

    ActorsCameron Diaz, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx, Wilt Chamberlain, Ann-Margret

    Released1999

    Directed byOliver Stone

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