Top 10 Best Sports Franchises in the World
People should keep in mind that if the Yankees don't have the most championships in the world, they have BY FAR the most among teams that play once a season. Manchester United is the only franchise that comes close, and even then they don't really have an offseason. They have multiple DIFFERENT championships, the Yankees compete for just one and have won it a staggering 27 times.
Also, the World Series IS a world championship. Although most Europeans say that they're not, name one baseball team outside of North America that is better than ANY team in the MLB. The answer is a big fat zero. So yes, if you're the best in the MLB, you're the best baseball team in the world. MLB has been having games played in different territories, such as London (where Europeans got to witness the greatest rivalry in sports, Yankees vs Red Sox), but if any of those territories got a team to play in the MLB, they would absolutely suck.
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Easily the best. With players like The Babe, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Reggie Jackson, Roger Maris, DEREK JETER, Mariano Rivera, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Red Ruffing, Bill Dickey, Don Mattingly, Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettite, Tony Lazzeri, and Phil Rizzuto, nobody will ever come close. A total of 53 players, coaches, and executives in the HoF, not including 6 Broadcasters, have spent time with the Yankees. They have been coached by Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengal, and Joe Torre. All three are hall of famers as Yankees. By the way, 27 World Championships.
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 New York Yankees have won 27 World Series. That's 16 more championships than the team with the second most World Series (The St. Louis Cardinals)
The Yankees have won the most AL East titles with 18. They're even the richest baseball franchise.
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.
Being a Laker fan I am blessed. They also have the biggest fanbase in usa with fans all across the country
Are you kidding me. Most popular nab team. They have legends. It those not care about the ring
Anyone not saying Manchester United is an idiot. Dallas cowboys born in 1960's? So United or Newton Heath have a history dating back to 1878. They ARE the biggest value club in the world with over 330(est) million supporters worldwide.
Yankees name is known more but but that does not make them popular.
No one can argue that Manchester united are the richest club in the world it's a fact proven by forbes. so this is really a stupid debate.
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.
Been a Dallas Cowboy fan since the Cotton Bowl.. and a season ticket holder.. Cowboys are the very best! Win or lose the Dallas Cowboys ARE America's team! The world watches when the Dallas Cowboys play! Go Cowboys!
I ain't seen one Man you fan that got they ride or crib tricked up in support of they team like how them boys reppin it up in the triple D... More people around the world watch SB as opposed to wotever soccer doing. How bout them Cowboys... DC4L Beeyatch..!
The Dallas Cowboys have and always will be Americans Team! Plenty of fans and plenty of HATERS! How bout them Cowboys!
My Cowboys are the greatest not only sports but greatest overall organization ever... born in 1960 and ruling the world ever since and will forever
HABS are the best hockey franchise of all time, bar none. 24 Cups, 61 Hall-of-Fame inductees, 17 retired numbers, and millions of loyal fans worldwide!
Simple fact, 24 championships, beat that Broncos! Very obvious that this poll is answer by mainly narrow minded people, ie, Yanks
Let's be real. Three words: iconic, historic, victorious. Nobody even comes close.
Le Club de Hockey Canadien. The logo and the name is hockey. A pure collection of the greatest hockey players of all time
You can travel to any city in the country and are most likely to see some Steelers gear over any outside franchise.
I've traveled the world and there's always steelers fan and their apparel everywhere.
They are the best football team of all time!
They are Americas team! Hands down.
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.
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.
Even in down periods they are at least a.500 team and seem to be lurking in the background. When on the upswing, which they are more often than not, they have no fear and are truly one of the best teams of all time.
Best baseball city in America!
Patriots arguably the 1st for best sports franchise especially because the currently are still kicking ass and making smart moves, while the other teams on this list are only mentioned due to past achievements. We keep winning and you're mad
Dominant for 18 years with 9 appearances in SB and 6 wins! this is crazy stupid rankings
Most progressive team in sports history. First NBA team to start five black players and the first of the four major US sports to have a black coach. Not to mention the most titles in NBA history. Thanks to Danny Ainge (and Billy King thank you Nets) they are posed to fight for a title in the years to come. Also is there anyone cooler, a better defender, a better teammate, or a better sacrificer for the team in NBA history than Bill Russell?
Larry Bird, Paul Pierce, Kevin McHale, Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Dave Cowens, Bob Cousy, Robert Parish, Sam Jones, JoJo White, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Dennis Johnson, Tim Heinsohn, Kevin Garnett, Kendrick Perkins, Nate Archibald, Bill Sharman, Bailey Howell, Cedric Maxwell, Danny Ainge, Isaiah Thomas, Reggie Lewis, Don Nelson, Tom Sanders, Ed Macauley, Frank Ramsey, K.C. Jones, Bill Walton, Pete Maravich, Antoine Walker; '57, '59-'66, '68, '69, '74, '76, '81, '84, '86, '08; I like the Celtics. I'm not the biggest fan, but I am one. It doesn't take a scientist to be able to read this list and figure out that it's STACKED. This is just the grease on the surface. There are so many more names and years that can be added. Now, I know they're not the Yankees, but, I mean, come on. It's the BOSTON CELTICS! They are easily the number two franchise in sports history. They won ten championships in a row, and that wasn't even with the greatest team they've ever had! Who does that?! Well, ...more
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?
Celtics are the greatest NBA franchise of all time because they won more woo it he stars with actual team management and bench points like a real basketball team. Stupid Kareem fans
The winged wheel just keeps rollin'. No need to change brands...Honestly, I liked going' to the "Joe" when the wings sucked, hands down the greatest sport fans and atmosphere of all time...When they started to dominate in the mid-nineties, the big corporations bought gobs of tickets and gave 'em to image-minded folks, which made it a little "stuffy" at the games.
The history is storied to, Howe did more for youth hockey than anyone. Yzerman and what all those guys did for Vladimir Kostinov. What other US team is full of home state players, that stems from the foundation Howe laid.
They may be bad now but 24 playoff years in a row is the longest out of any franchise in all sports. Great fans and rich history.
Made playoffs for 2 and a half straight decades... That's older than me and my brother and the same age as my sister!
We are the holders of the highest winning percentage in NBA history.
Gregg Popovich is the greatest and most valuable coach in league history
we managed to give the NBA the big three of Ginobli, Parker and Duncan while still showing top class ball movement and team involvement..
If we are talking about the best franchises in all of sports.. the Spurs should at least be in the top 10, AT LEAST
Spurs, at 20? really? What is this, some ' popularity contest? Sesh... If you had the chance to ask ANY front-office person, "What one sports franchise I the world would you most want to model your product after,' THISD would be your answer: "The Spurs. No doubt."
Winningest team in NBA history, has the best nickname in the NBA ("The Beautiful Game"), consistently spawns All Stars from Nowhere, USA, had the best power forward of all time, just broke their own NBA record with their 16th consecutive 50 win season (only the Lakers come close with 12), and do it all with class, and old school basketball fundamentals.
San Antonio Spurs are great with people management. Good people makes for a good franchise
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.
Should be much higher
Most winningest NFL franchise before 1998, 3 Super Bowls, 5 AFC championships, 22 Hall of Famers.
Should me much higher, everyone tuned into bulls games in the 90's just to see Jordan and his amazing plays
I'm from Montreal and won't have an NBA team, so whenever I watch I always go with my fellow Northerners.
This is a pathetic list. How can it be that there are 14 MLB, NFL, and NBA teams over the second best football club in the world (Real Madrid)? If anything, this list should consist mainly of football teams considering football is the most popular sport in the world.
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.
This is 1st best team. Any other vote is dumb.
Classiest organization in pro sports.
Best sports franchise of this decade!