Best Sports Teams of All Timebrom3780
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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.
You cannot compare international teams with highly paid professional sports teams of the past. Rugby only became professional in 1995. so there is no discussion what so ever. The All Blacks are the greatest ''national team " of any era or genre of sport.V 74 Comments
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 - jpdench3
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.
Because they won 27 World SeriesV 15 Comments
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.
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.
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"
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.
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. - georgejungismyhero
Best team ever! 88/22/8/84/21/48/ enough said!
Best teamV 6 Comments
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 - westofohio
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 - AP1090
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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.V 11 Comments
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
wya coachV 4 Comments
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.
Why is the 98 team ahead of the 96 team if the 96 team is considered the greatest NBA team ever?
Everyone knows Michael Jordan was the star, but his court partners were just as good. Kerr, Salley, Rodman, Kukoc, and Scottie Pippen. - ProThrowbacks
BOI how can you not vote for this team! Michael Jordan The G.O.A.T!V 7 Comments
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
Jello it’s me I was wondering if after all these years you’d like for me to go over everything. Jello is jigglyV 3 Comments
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
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. - ProThrowbacks
They absolutely murdered everyone else
Usa basket ball is always good
The 2008 basketball team was good,
Lets go yankees
In my opinion the Yankees are the best team ever and nobody will ever reach as many world seris as the yanks 27 baby!
Their 5th Pitcher Ralph Terry was a #1 starter on most any other team that year. They were dominant and did so many years in a row. Without Maz's fluke home run they win many many in a row.
Best TEAM ever
The best 2000s franchise so far
Pats are awesome
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
Pats suckV 1 Comment
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)
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
But three years, the baby d backs ended their ws winning streak
BECAUSE OF JOE MONTANA THIS TEAM WON 3 SUPERBOWLS
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!
49ers ruleV 1 Comment
Should easily be in the top 5 come on if not number one.
The reds were the best in 75 76 years
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!
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
This team crossed the limits of beauty of sportsV 6 Comments
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!V 6 Comments
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!
Best Attack and Defense by a long shot - TheStormBolt
Finished 1st in the NRL after only losing 4 games before winning the premiership against the Cowboys 34-6 - TheStormBolt
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
Look how many hall of famers and all stars were on this team. They dominated!V 1 Comment
WITH the numbers curry put up that season this may well have been one of the best basketball teams
Lol brown people are kinda funny
This is the pro-god team
This team is bestV 2 Comments
Manchester United is the most successful club in England
I hate Manchester United my top 4 least favorite preimer leuge teams
Indian cricket team is great now... The talent is new and the captain is experienced...
Indian cricket team is the best - jayanth
Best side from me
The team is the most successful in Rugby League World Cup history, having contested all 15 and winning 11 of them, failing to reach the final only once, in the inaugural tournament in 1954. Only four nations have beaten Australia in test matches, and Australia have an overall win percentage of 63%
There the aussies at number one day light then second
Way better game than baseball. Baseball is sooo boring
66-16, nearly lost in the first and second round of the playoffs. The team beat the odds and won the Championship over the LA Lakers in 6 games.
33 really HAVE YOU ALL GO CRAZY,
Both the new england teams should be up there because they are amazing with tom brady on their side - ballaboi17
Elway, Davis, Atwater enough said. The 1998 Denver Broncos are and will forever be the best sports team of all time. I would like to see somebody name at least one single team from any sport of all time that is better than the 1998 Denver Broncos.
No matter what you say that was one of the best teams in NFL history. Just because one lucky game from Eli should not subtract from their 5 months of utter dominance.
They were so close from winning the super bowl
Better than today's Warriors team. Perhaps the best team ever assembled. They were incredible. If you don't believe it or haven't seen it yourself just YouTube it.
These Celtics should be in the top 15 at least. For those that disagree, take it up with Kevin Mchale, Larry Bird. and Robert Parish
Seriously?! They were 1-15. Enough said.
BEST TEAM EVER
YES RG3 IS GOAT YEA
My Sports Team I'm A Fan Of I'm Huge Bigger Fan Of Is The Chicago Cubs I'm Their Only Fan Of The Cubs And My Favorite Players Of The Chicago Cubs Is Kris Bryant Anthony Rizzo And Their Other Friends I Love Baseball I What To Be A Bat Girl For My Favorite Sport Team So I Can Be Close To Kris And To Anthony And Their Friends And The Rest Of The Crew And I What To Party With Team Baseball Is The Best Sport Of My Life
I think they should be at top 10
6 time world champions now
What the heck is the French handball team
5 World Championships, 3 European Championships and 2 Olympic Games is the overall palmares of France male's Handball national team. Of these, 3 World Championships, 3 European Championships and 2 Olympic Games were in the last ten years.
France male's national team already own the most world titles in this sport.
This team's been so dominating in recent years that by 2012 France was the double reigning olympic champion and the double reigning world champion.
The reigning world champion (2015) may have failed to keep its olympic crown, France will have a chance to conserve its world crown at home in 2017 and to increase furthermore its dominance over this sport.
1st country ever to keep his olympic title (2008,2012) This is also the 1st country to win the 3 major titles (olympics, Europe and World) The first time in a row (olympics 2008,world2009,Europe2010) then they were back the defending champions in 2012 (OG),2014(Europe) and 2015(world).Basically, out of 9 competitions, they won seven (3 worlds, 2 euros, 2 golds medals) If you add this to previous titles, you'll find Thierry Omeyer, the goalkeeper of "les experts" with an insane prize list (olympics(08-12);Europe(06-10-14);world(01-05-09-11-15).Strong.
Pele? The team around him made him. That is how good they were.
This team let alone contains Pelé, arguably the best player to ever play soccer, and other stars like Rivellino and Carlos Alberto. This team is viewed by Bleacher Report as the best national team ever and rightly so. For obvious reasons such as winning the World Cup and containing some of the best athletes in sports history.
They have to rank higher than this.
The best sports team ever.
Pulled off the impossible. Enough said.
Also, I think that with the amount of future hall-of-famers on this team, it may be the only team in the history of the four major North American sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) that could compare to what I think was the greatest team in any sport assembled for any event, the 1992 Summer Olympics USA Men's Basketball team. By the way, just for the record, whoever voted for the 2008 USA Men's Basketball Team over the 1992 one, they're a bunch of idiots.
They were great
This team had a coach in his final season who was already in the hall of fame, the legendary Scotty Bowman, who won his record 9th Stanley Cup with this team. Add to that the additions of hockey legends Dominik Hasek, Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille, and rookie sensation Pavel Datsyuk, to a team already stacked with hall of fame caliber players like Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov, Brendan Shanahan, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Chelios, and Igor Larionov. Amazingly, this team was so deep that Robitaille and Larionov played on this team's 4th line! Also, 12 players from this team, all of the 10 listed above plus Frederik Olausson and Tomas Holmstrom, represented their countries at the Winter Olympics that season. No other team to this day has sent more players to the games. All in all, with apologies to the 1976-1977 Montreal Canadiens, in terms of pure talent of the players, this NHL team has no equal.
Teams like the 1976-1977 Montreal Canadiens may have performed better during the season overall, but this team had a coach who was already in the hall of fame, Scotty Bowman, along with acquiring NHL legends Dominik Hasek, Brett Hull, and Luc Robitaille in the 2001 offseason to an already stacked lineup that included Nicklas Lidstrom, Steve Yzerman, Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan, Igor Larionov, Sergei Fedorov, Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty, Frederik Olausson, Steve Duchesne, Tomas Holmstrom, Mathieu Dandenault, Boyd Devereaux, Jiri Fischer, and rookie sensation Pavel Datsyuk. Just how deep was this team? They had two future hall of famers - Robitaille and Larionov - on the 4th line! In terms of overall talent, it's hard to argue that any other professional American sports team outside of Olympic competition has had as much depth as this one. Furthermore, 12 of the players listed above represented their countries at the winter Olympics that season. No other team to this ...more
Seattle Mariners forever
The best team. They are the best
I don't think that very many people know that pro champs use to play exhibition games against the Harlem globetrotters who took this laker team apart.
This should be higher, it was the best big three in bball ever with 3 players in the top 5 scoring average of all-time
T1- wilt chaberlain
4 Elgin Baylor
5 Jerry west
Best team in sports history.
Not even up for debate. They are the greatest ever.
Come on even know they didn't win the championship they were undiffeetid with a lose to the stupid badgers Kentucky should of won
A record yet to be beaten or equalled also 1927 team undefeated in all home and away games. Also record not yet beaten or equalled.
The Perfect record in the greatest game of all Australian Rules Football.
What a ridiculous full of American teams that probably are about as good as the Utd team of 99 on a very good day ( no disrespect to a great team from a gunner - Scholes Keane Beckham Giggs best British midfield I've seen - born in 73.)
They won the World Cup and consecutive euros.
This side was basically an all star team of the best Barcelona players and Real Madrid players. Probably the two best clubs at this time.
Best team in NCAA basketball history. The have a banner to prove it! They should be at least in top 20 - westofohio
They should be at least the best NCAA basketball team. Ahead of all the others on this list - westofohio
All time most successful Rugby League club. 21 League titles, 19 Challenge Cups, 3 World Club Championships
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9 years, 113 days old
2. 1927 New York Yankees (Baseball)
3. 1967 UCLA Bruins Basketball Team
2. 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
3. 1972 Miami Dolphins (NFL)