Best Sports Franchises in the World

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The Top Ten

New York Yankees
The Yankees already had 18 WS Championships by the time the infant Cowboys came into existence. Manchester has more glittery trophies to show off, but that's because they play like 3 different tournaments a year; the Yankees have one chance in one year to get THE trophy. The Lakers don't even have the most titles in their own sport, and Montreal hasn't won anything in 20 years.
The 27 World Series wins puts the Yankees above all other pro sporting franchises in the world. Please keep in mind that the 53 titles won by Rangers FC are LEAGUE titles and NOT WORLD titles. Same goes for Real Madrid, whose 9 UEFA titles fall 18 short to the Yankees 27 WS.
Yea 27 world series champions not champions of the world, only in america do pro sport teams when they win there sport consider them selves world champions ie baseball, basketball, of course they they say there world champions because they don't play anybody else
[Newest]They are the world champs you dumb ass. Where else do they play baseball and if so at what level of talents?

2Manchester United Football Club
Without question Manchester United is the Greatest Sports Franchise in the World. Simple Facts spell that out. The highest revenue of ALL Sports. Largest Fan base of ALL sports. Largest T.V. audience Worldwide of ALL Sports. Is this just a small minded American thing to think the Yankees are even comparable to Manchester United? Laughable.
ARE you kidding, How is manchester united not the number one franchise! 19 titles, 11 FA Cup titles, 3 Champions League Wins, 5% of the world is in the fan base, Most value Franchise. Anyone who says Man U isn't the greatest franchise is just another hater
How can you even compare a locally popular sport with the number one sport in the world.

3Los Angeles Lakers
Best franchise of all time! no question. has produced 3 of the top 5 best basketball players of all time and they market well and don't spend double of what other franchises do to win (Yankees). Manchester should be disqualified because they are real football which is by far the most popular sport in the world. And the Cowboys should be disqualified because they are the NFL which just proves how stupid Americans are. Just wanting to be different and having a sport that no one else plays. Retarded
The Lakers won 16 NBA championships and have been to the playoffs more than any other NBA franchise. The Lakers also have some of the best players in NBA history to go along with the team's successes.
Are you kidding me. Most popular nab team. They have legends. It those not care about the ring
[Newest]Always in the playoffs, many championships, and a media empire.

4Pittsburgh Steelers
You can travel to any city in the country and are most likely to see some Steelers gear over any outside franchise.
The Steelers have the most Superbowl wins an amazing offense and has been representing for ages
Most Rings, most AFC Championships, best fans
[Newest]Best fans in sports.

5Montreal Canadiens
Simple fact, 24 championships, beat that Broncos! Very obvious that this poll is answer by mainly narrow minded people, ie, Yanks
dwarfs all others hockey franchises by a margin unrivaled in any sports league


As their motto states "The Club IS Hockey"

6Green Bay Packers
With Football and American football being the 1st and 2nd most watched sport in the world, the best sports franchise has to be a team from one of these two sports. Therefore, the only real choices here are Manchester World Football Club, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburg Steelers, and the Green Bay Packers.

But, I'm an American and I live in Wisconsin so the choice is a simple one.
While the Yankees are obviously the most "storied" sports franchise in the U.S. , the Packers rank very close, with far less negative "drama, " Brett Favre not withstanding. Owned by the fans, and operating in the smallest of markets, there's something very down-to-Earth about the Packers that's undeniable!
I am not a Packer fan my self, but I love the franchise. The fans are nice and respect the team (unlike the Jets, but don't get me started). They allow fans to actually buy a share of the team. Also, on the field they are fun and exiting to watch.

7Dallas Cowboys
Really dallas when was the last time they won a super bowl? Exactly the pittsburgh steelers have six of them and the cowboys haven't won since the 90's
The Dallas Cowboys have and always will be Americans Team! Plenty of fans and plenty of HATERS! How bout them Cowboys!
The most famous franchise on the world, just ask Michael Irvin, stankees suck 27 whole bunch of nothings, go cowboys
[Newest]3 Super Bowls in four years and the most valuable team in the NFL

8New England Patriots
I wouldn't agree with this because when the Patriots first started they absolutely sucked

9San Francisco 49ers
Does anyone remember the GREAT Forrest Blue? Enough said.

10Chicago Bulls
Should me much higher, everyone tuned into bulls games in the 90's just to see Jordan and his amazing plays


Dominated the 90's like Punk rock music

The Contenders

11St. Louis Cardinals
Medium market Saint Louis always a great team

12Detroit Red Wings
Most consecutive playoff apperences in any francise history! That says it all - H. Hadwan

13Boston Celtics
How come the Boston Celtics are in 10th Place and the Lakers are in 4th in this list. The Celtics have 17 Championships and the Lakers 16. Enough said.
Rondo Ray Allen Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett
More championships than the lakers. 17 championships over the lakers 16. We produced two big threes. (ainge/bird/Parish, KG/Pierce/allen) not to mention bill Russell. Please tell me how lakers top Celtics on best franchise?

14Boston Red Sox

15Real Madrid
Please, if Man Utd. Is there, how could not be Real Madrid on very top of it? The biggest Football club of history. Just check their trophies history players.
Their number of trophies not just in La Liga but International playing and beating the best teams in different leagues makes them #1.

16Chicago Blackhawks
Best sports franchise of this decade!

17San Antonio Spurs
4 championships for a small market team. With some classy ballplayers
San Antonio Spurs are great with people management. Good people makes for a good franchise

18Liverpool FC
Pretty low ranking for one of the sports teams with one of the biggest world wide fan bases. Not to mention its history and the number of cups it has won. Don't forget they have won more European cups than any other English team. Manchester United are still playing catch up there, and have only just equaled Liverpool for league cups.

19Chelsea Football Club
Nearly all the top ones are American sports yet ter have barely any support outside us. And Man you are just bandwagoners

20Chicago Cubs
They haven't won anything in 104 years why are they in this discussion?

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