Best Sports Teams of All Time

The Top Ten
1 2013 New Zealand National Rugby Team

The New Zealand All Blacks, by far, are the most consistently successful sports team in history over the past 100+ years. Over the past 4 years they have maintained a winning percentage of 94.44% Their winning percentage since 1903 is 77.09%...yes that is a winning percentage of 77.09% over a period of 112 years.

Not to mention they have maintained the number 1 world ranking for 11 out of the 13 years that the ranking system has been in use (since 2003), longer than all other teams combined. They have won the rugby world cup (a once every 4 years event), 3 times, the first country to do so. Last year (2015), they became the first country to win consecutive world cups. They are also the only international side with a winning record against every opponent; and since their international debut in 1903 only five nations have defeated New Zealand in test matches, (England, France, Wales, Australia and South Africa).

New Zealand competes with Argentina, Australia and South ...more

If we are basing this discussion on a National Sports Team, over a History of more than 100 years +, with a win/loss ration of more than 77%, losing only to 5 other National sides in their History, then the NZ side certainly has merit to hold this esteemed title. They are the only National Rugby side to win 3 world cups since its inception in 1987, as well as the only side to win back-to-back world cups in 2011/2015. To have lost only 4 games since 2011, and at their largest sporting stadium in NZ, Eden Park, they have played there 34 times, and have not lost a game there. This dates back to 1994...

Soccers great Brazil has won the world cup 5 times, with the inaugural tournament beginning in 1930, 57 years before the 1st Rugby World cup. Ice Hockey National sides like Russia/Canada have won many more World Championships, but these are yearly, and if we used the yearly world rankings to compare the All Blacks ( as the rugby world cup is every 4 years, rather than yearly like ...more

Not only have they maintained a winning record over all other countries for over 100 years. They have done so with a population starting in 1901 of 800,000 to the current population of 4.7 mio. Although their early years of success have been attributed to the strong, hard working farmers, and the Maori courage and instincts. You also have to give a lot of credit not only to the Maori, but also the Island Nations of Samoa, Tonga, Fiji.for their contribution to the All Black Success, is huge.
Although most of them born in New Zealand, Their physicality, power, courage and instinct is a deeply embedded in their DNA.
Interesting Fact
(less than 13% of the All Blacks are born outside NZ, 44% of Scotland, and 27% of Australian national sides are foreign born)

If people can't understand why the all blacks is the greatest sports team ever then those people only live in america. Baseball is not a worldwide past time. Rugby is (like soccer/football) one of the only world wide sports known to everyone. Same as basketball. Where else in the world do you see that country having a lot of hype for that sport. And so is NFL. YANKEES only played in one country. The all blacks have dominated THE WORLD.

2 1927 New York Yankees (Baseball)

I think the reason the Yankees are not number 1 is having to put a year in front of them.

Sure the yankees are world famous and the most prolific winners in baseball but they're not always the best. The days they're not that dominant either to be completely honest.

The All Blacks may not have the same extreme 30 team competition but they have fierce competition and to be honest they're also not just players from anywhere on earth paid big numbets to get results. The all blacks are loyal players playing for their nation not their paycheck.

The yankees aren't an all time great team they're just a team of champions that might be gone to another team the next year.

The all blacks not the richest and wealthiest but it's a nation with immense pride in the game and jersey that haven't just been the most dominant in history. they're the best and top rated every single year. A champion team.

Absolutely should be the top on this list, no disrespect to the new ...more

Not no. 1? Let me explain, not only did the Yanks destroy every opponent offensively, but they also had the best ERA that year. Plus, this squad returned the next year and dominated almost as easily; unlike the team above them.

Considering and comparing the playing field of baseball vs Rugby, their competitiveness, and how difficult it is to win a championship, I'd say the New York Yankees are the best sports team to have ever existed.

Writers and sports fans consider this the best team of all time. With Babe Ruth hitting 60 HR's and Lou Gehrig behind him in the lineup, this team would still win as many games today as in 1927.

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4 1993 Dallas Cowboys (NFL)

Words cannot describe how well this team worked as one unit. The O-line dominant! All-time leading rusher at his peak! Substituting D-line that was impossible to block! Pure passing accuracy to the playmaker Aikman to Irvin and the most underrated player was Jay Novachek. Take me back in time so I can enjoy that week by week feeling and experience once again.

I agree! This was the best team ever! All very talented players, coaches, and owner. I witnessed the Super Bowl and I'll never forget the experience.

Deepest and most talented team ever assembled. Not to mention the great coaching.

#Myfavoriteteam! Love their teamwork and skills! Best team yet!

5 2008 USA Olympic Basketball Team

It was nice to see the USA dominate basketball at the Olympics once again. The 2008 team was really a showcase of how basketball was to be played in the big forum.

They absolutely murdered everyone else

Usa basket ball is always good

The 2008 basketball team was good,

6 1967 UCLA Bruins Basketball Team

The NCAA gave Indiana Hoosiers a banner stating that the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers are the best team in NCAA history going 32-0. You don't get a banner unless it is true

With Lew Alcindor leading the way, this team was dominate. John Wooden had a lot to do with the success, but going 30-0 for the season, was something else!

7 1998 Chicago Bulls (NBA)

Say whatever you wavy about who was on the team number 1Rodman was no where near the offensive player Michael Jordan was and pippen let alone anyone wasent was clutch as jordan yes those players played a big role but with out mj that team never sees a ring.

They are good because they had MJ but it wasn't just that it was the hole team.

This team was the most dominating team in history

Any team with MJ is the greatest not even close. Greatest athelete evER!

8 2009 FC Barcelona (Soccer)

I can't understand how soccer teams are so far down on this list. This team should be nr 1. Biggest sport in the world and they totally dominated the game in Spain and Europe winning everything there is to win in 2009. No contest. National teams from the MLB, NHL, NBA and NFL are jokes. Try conquering Europe and the real world, not the fake world series, before you put they yankees up there.

Finding this team in 56th place just shows how useless this list is.. They won everything playing the most beautiful "soccer" ever seen. Useless...

The best football team ever, lead by the best coach ever (Pep Guardiola) and the best soccer player of all times (Lionel Messi).

Why no football teams in top ten...come on! It's the most beautiful game...Barca should be first...or Brazil

9 1985 Chicago Bears (NFL)

Best NFL team ever! And probably best team ever...Not undefeated so maybe that's keeps them not #1 but just they are the best

The bears are awesome they have some groove to just watch the supper bowl shuffle

The greatest football team of all time. Never mind the undefeated Dolphins. the Bears were the greatest.

Nothing better then singing the Super Bowl Shuffle before the Super bowl.

10 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens (NHL)

The all star game that season consisted of half of their team, the stingiest defense led by the big 3 in Robinson, Savard and Lapointe, as well as the 3 of the top 5 scorers. An 80 game season which they lost just 8 games and a record 132 points that still stands today, of course when you have the greatest coach of all time (Scotty Bowman) he makes it look easy.

Simply the greatest hockey team in the world. The NHL was created by the Habs as well as its predecesor the NHA. They have the most cups, Their logo the CH is iconic world wide and are considered a Canadian institution as they represent the French/ English society that is Canada.
Their fan base is global. I can't think of too many teams on that level.

Montréal Canadiens are the most successful team in the NHL winning the most amount of Stanley cups and bringing to the NHL many of the best players in the history of hockey. Compared to some of the best teams in different sports they still are better when it's difficult for a team to win 2 years in a row which they've done a number of times. Being around 100 years old Montréal has one around 25% of all the championships.

Best Hockey team ever assembled. Only regular team that could hold their own was some of the excellent Russian teams of the 70's. Nothing on this side of the pond.

The Contenders
11 1996 Chicago Bulls (NBA)

Name any other team with athletes so talented, they could bring their city/state six championships in eight years. This wasn't just dominance, this wasn't just force, this was gravity. Each time they jumped, you knew you were the ones going down.

My opinion the chicago bulls are the best nba team of all time and they are 6-0 in the championship and the greatest of all time mj has all 6 of them.

Why is the 98 team ahead of the 96 team if the 96 team is considered the greatest NBA team ever?

Even though they had Michael Jordan this team does not deserve to be in the top ten

12 2003 New England Patriots (NFL)

Patriots were awesome IN 2003! Come on, they went all the way to beat Carolina in the SB to have the Lombrodi in NE! With Brady, the Pats are unstopbb! +, they went on to win the 2004 SB after this, and won the 2001 SB before this. Also, they went to the07 @ 11 later in the decade. I know I am mostly talking about the later or before Pats, which is why everyone is not picking on this team, otherwise they would be dominant, but Tom Brady, if you are reading this, I am your biggest fan! I wish you luck against the GB packers tommorow

Lol looks like good old Andrew luck found this ranking unfair "pats suck" really? Because last time I checked they won 5 Super Bowls sinc the turn of century

They have won many super bowls in the past few years the have a great team with great couches!

The best 2000s franchise so far

13 2017 Melbourne Storm (Rugby League)

Best Attack and Defense by a long shot

Finished 1st in the NRL after only losing 4 games before winning the premiership against the Cowboys 34-6

14 1998 New York Yankees (Baseball)

They were always heroes and destroyed the pads in the world series. They did not have just 1 or 2 or 3 amazing players, everyone was great. Plus who was the rookie call up who hit 5grand slams I think.

The Yankees have the 3rd greatest record in a single season. Out of the Top 3, they actually won the World Series against a powerful Tony Gwynn and Trevor Hoffman

No they are not. I am a Red Sox fan and I think they should be the best. (Even though I live in new york)

Greatest of all time.

15 1992 United States Men's National Team (Basketball)

Why are they so down in the list?! They were completly on a whole other scale than the rest, yes it was against easy opposition but the team assembled would wipe out any NBA or FIBA team out there including 2016 and 2017 Golden State Warriors teams, MJ's Chicago Bulls, Showtime Lakers and even 8 straight old Boston Celtics. They were that good, because when Michael Jordan, Magic, Stockton, Drexler, Bird, Robinson, Barkley, Pippen, Malone, Mullin, and Patrick Ewing are all on one team you know that there is no possible way to stop them. End Of Story.

This was the best sports team of all time. How can you not agree. I guess if you were not born yet or not old enough to comprehend the magnitude of awesomeness. This was the best collection of skilled athletes put on one time at a great time in American sports. Check the roster again if you don't think this team was the best ever.

Their Name is tThe Dream team. They are The simply the best. Chicago Bulls gave many palyers like rodman pippen and Jordan. But there Was also many Champion Who came From different team like drexler erwing Magic johnson and Bird. So Chicago Was a partire of this team, And obviously The Dream team in stronger than The Bulls

How else would you respond to the 88 games when we sent in college students to lose to the more experienced ussr? You send in the dream team! The best of the best, that team will never be forgotten.

16 1972 Miami Dolphins (NFL)

Someone said that the 1979 dolphins went undefeated (14-0) (You would have to go 17-0 to get a perfect regular season now a days) But they are the only team to not lose a game the entire season in football history. They battled through the injuries and all the other hardships in their way to get the perfect season that is a great team my friends

They were the best they were insane everything about them was good

Undefeated plus 3 straight Super Bowls! Best 3 year record in NFL!

No name defense + underrated offense = undefeated season.

17 1989 San Francisco 49ers (NFL)

I TOTALY AGREE! Joe is without a shadow of a doubt the best quarterback ever! The absolute best! Joe has everything the perfect QB should should be they broke the mold I give credit where it's due and I love the nfl in general but there's nobody as great as Joe Montana! You can keep the Farvres and the Simms give me joe all day every day!

Man with Joe Montana, Jerry rice, Ronnie lott, Deion sanders, Roger craig, John talyor, and one of the best back up Qb steve young. they're unstopable

When I think American football, I think Joe Montana's 49ers.

Most dominating NFL team I have ever seen.

18 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers (NHL)

Sport teams that are best should be heard of, This team is heard of the most along with Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal... half of those teams up there no one has ever heard of...

It takes a spectacular team to beat another team in the Stanley Cup who has won 4 straight stanley cups. And the 83-84 Oilers did just that. Best hockey team ever.

I would think there definitely better than the '76-77 Canadiens. Best NHL team ever.

Messier, coffee, and gretzky, three Babe Ruths on the same team

19 1975 Cincinnati Reds (Baseball)

The "Big Red Machine"! From every fielding position, the entire pitching staff, to the Manager (Sparky); this team deserves to be ranked up at the top among the best. The different personalities that enveloped this team were tremendous. Both defense and offense were top notch. This is rarely the case by other great teams in any sport. But what really set this team apart was every player had a desire to win and it showed in their play. Charlie Hustle (P.R.), Little General (J.B.), The Destroyer (G.F.), The Chief (C.G.), Junior (K.G.), and Little Joe (J.M.). This was a TEAM for the ages!

Should easily be in the top 5 come on if not number one.

The reds were the best in 75 76 years

The record says it all

20 1999 Manchester United (Premier League)

Manchester United is the most successful club in England

best of all time won the treble under sir Alex Fergusen best manager of all time

Even as a Tottenham fan I admit they should be 4th Man Utd 2008 team 3rd Barcelona 2009 and arsenal invincibles 1st

I hate Manchester United my top 4 least favorite preimer leuge teams

2.Manchester United
3.Man City

21 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)

Best team ever - the thing about football is there are two sides to a team - three if you include special teams. Either way, this TEAM was great both sides of the ball.

15? Are you kidding me? Easily best team of all time! Should be number 1

Look how many hall of famers and all stars were on this team. They dominated!

They are literally the best team of nfl

22 2015-2016 Golden State Warriors (NBA)

WITH the numbers curry put up that season this may well have been one of the best basketball teams

They are the best team in the world

Lol brown people are kinda funny

This is the pro-god team

23 1984 Detroit Tigers (Baseball)

They one the world series against a overmatched padre team who had to beat the... CUBS!

It's Won not one! LOL signed best fan from 1984

35 and 5! Best start ever!

24 1962 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

11 hall of famers 11 and lombardi notice lombardi trophy

Lombard's packers were the greatest N.F.L TEAMS OF ALLTIMES REMEMBER THEY BEAT

25 2013 Indian Cricket Team

Indian cricket team is great now... The talent is new and the captain is experienced...

They are best. They should be at no. 5

Indian cricket team is the best

Best side from me

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