Best Sports Teams of All Time
The Top Ten
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
The New Zealand all blacks have just won the 2015 rugby world cup making them the first team to win three word cup titles, they are also the first team to win back to back titles and go undefeated in the last to world cups. with a win/loss rating of 92% over their 110 year history in my opinion are the most dominant sports team in world sports history.
4 million people, dominating a brutal global contact sport, playing nations 10 times the size with so much more resource, winning 80%+ of their games for over 100 years. Is there any doubt the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby team is the best sports teams of all time?
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
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.
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.
How can Yankees be better than AB's they have been at the top for over 100 years not one year like the wankees
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.
Best team ever! 88/22/8/84/21/48/ enough said!
#Myfavoriteteam! Love their teamwork and skills! Best team yet!
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,
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!
This team was stacked with great players, some of the greatest of all time. However "mistahslut" you would be stupid to think this was all because of MJ. But then again after reading your comment you clearly are stupid... Or 5 years old.
Before "The Three Kings" in LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, & Chris Bosh, there was "The Triple Threat" with Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, & Michael Jordan
Jordan was great in the 1998 season he raked up his 5th NBA mvp award ( tied for 2nd all time) the Bulls won the NBA championship beating the Jazz in 6 games
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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
Nothing better then singing the Super Bowl Shuffle before the Super bowl.
The Bears where the best football team of all time hands down
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).
The greatest show of football by the the greatest team ever
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.
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.
What can I say... oh wait: 24 cups, The Rocket, Jean beliveau etc...
As was stated - hardest championship to win - the toll on the body is "nuts"
Why is the 98 team ahead of the 96 team if the 96 team is considered the greatest NBA team ever?
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.
Everyone knows Michael Jordan was the star, but his court partners were just as good. Kerr, Salley, Rodman, Kukoc, and Scottie Pippen.
72 and 10. No other NBA team should be ahead of them.
The best 2000s franchise so far
They have won many super bowls in the past few years the have a great team with great couches!
Why 2003? 04, 07, 14, 16 are all better.
Pats are awesome
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
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.
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.
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
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.
So great other countries were happy to lose to them. They had no real competition in these games but the role call of legends is unlikely to ever be matched again in any sport.
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.
Placing this team this far down the list discredits the entire list. This isn't a matter of opinion, it's sports history! What a disgrace to sports journalism!
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
Undefeated plus 3 straight Super Bowls! Best 3 year record in NFL!
They were the best they were insane everything about them was good
No name defense + underrated offense = undefeated season.
BECAUSE OF JOE MONTANA THIS TEAM WON 3 SUPERBOWLS
When I think American football, I think Joe Montana's 49ers.
Most dominating NFL team I have ever seen.
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!
I would think there definitely better than the '76-77 Canadiens. Best NHL team ever.
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.
Messier, coffee, and gretzky, three Babe Ruths on the same team
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
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!
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
They are literally the best team of nfl
Steelers Won 6 superbowls
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
THE DALLAS COWBOYS TWICE IN THE SIXTIES TO GET INTO SUPERBOWL 1&2 AND THE TROPHY IS NAMED AFTER VINCE LOMBARDI
best of all time won the treble under sir Alex Fergusen best manager of all time
Manchester United is the most successful club in England
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
35 and 5! Best start ever!
It's Won not one! LOL signed best fan from 1984
They one the world series against a overmatched padre team who had to beat the... CUBS!
Go 9 it
Indian cricket team is great now... The talent is new and the captain is experienced...
Indian cricket team is the best
They are best. They should be at no. 5
Best side from me