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.
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
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.
[Newest]Hands down, the Yankees!

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 this not be number 1 and I'm a Liverpool supporter, bloody Americans

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.

4Montreal 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"

5Pittsburgh 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.

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!
Small hometown team that takes pride in its team no matter what. The first team to win the super bowl the trophy was even named after Vince Lombardi. The city loves its team and the team loves its city.

7San Francisco 49ers
Does anyone remember the GREAT Forrest Blue? Enough said.

8Dallas 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

9New England Patriots

10Boston 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?

The Contenders

11Chicago 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

12St. Louis Cardinals
Medium market Saint Louis always a great team

13Boston Red Sox

14Detroit Red Wings
Most consecutive playoff apperences in any francise history! That says it all - H. Hadwan

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.

16Liverpool 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.

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

18Chelsea Football Club
Nearly all the top ones are American sports yet ter have barely any support outside us. And Man you are just bandwagoners

19Chicago Cubs
They haven't won anything in 104 years why are they in this discussion?

20Oakland Raiders
Most winningest NFL franchise before 1998, 3 Super Bowls, 5 AFC championships, 22 Hall of Famers.


21New York Giants
Simply the best..11 World Championships.. Including the Super Bowls & classy fans.. & let's face it it's New York! The best enough :-

22Chicago White Sox

23Indianapolis Colts

24Washington Redskins

25Detroit Pistons

26Geelong Football Club (AFL)

27FC Barcelona
Best team out there, playing the best sport(the beautiful sport), Soccer.
Easily the best Franchise in history
They have won everything in football, basketball, handball, hockey, etc

28Chennai Super Kings

29Boca Juniors

30Collingwood Magpies (AFL)

31Los Angeles Dodgers
How can you not have Dodger Blue higher on this list knowing that they bring a rich tradition in sports history. They should be up there with the Yankees in terms of baseball generally speaking. Therefore, the Boys in Blue should be ranked higher no doubt.
Really? I'm surprised to see the Dodgers ranked so low on this list. They need to be in the top 3.

32AC Milan

33Denver Broncos

34New York Mets

35Chicago Bears

36Oklahoma City Thunder

37Philadelphia 76ers

38Detroit Tigers


40Olympique de Marseille
Beaucoup de grand joueur ont jouer à l olympique de Marseille comme cantona ou Deschamps le joueur français ayant le plus beau palmarès
Club français le plus populaire ayant gagner la plus prestigieuse des coupes pour un club en 1993

41Chicago Blackhawks

42Inter Milan

43Carlton Blues FC

44Edmonton Oilers

45West Ham United F.C.

46San Diego Chargers

47New York Islanders
One of the best franchises ever. 4 straight stanley cup wins just 10 years after coming into the league. This is simply amazing. Also won 20 straight playoff series which is a record in all sports. The last dynasty that sports have ever seen


48Manchester City

49New York Jets

50Colorado Avalanche

51Bayern Munich FC

52Essendon Football Club

53Detroit Lions

54Washington Senators

55Olimpia Milano

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