Top Five Most Victorious Sports Franchises in History
5. The New England Patriots & Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers & New England Patriots have won the most Super Bowls with six championships. The New England Patriots have won most recently Super Bowl LIII in February 2019. Pittsburgh Steelers most recent of their six titles came in 2009. The Steelers’ most successful period came between 1975 and 1980, during which they claimed four titles.
4. Montreal Canadiens
The oldest team in hockey, the Canadiens have been around so long that they once had to drop out of a Stanley Cup final because their best defenseman died in the Spanish Flu epidemic. One of the original four NHL teams, the Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cups since 1915. In the world of sports, there is a special place reserved for toothless men who fight each other with razor blades on their feet, and the Canadiens do it better than any of their rivals.
3. The New York Yankees
The team most closely associated with New York City, baseball and American sports history is the New York Yankees. Cloaked in folklore from Babe Ruth to Joe DiMaggio to Mickey Mantle to A-Rod, the Bronx Bombers dominated the golden era of baseball and their modern contemporaries alike, holding 27 World Championships. This team’s pinstripe logo is perhaps the most recognizable athletics uniform in the world.
2. The New Zealand All Blacks
Rugby is the national sport of New Zealand, and the island nation’s team, nicknamed the All Blacks for the predominant color of their uniforms, is not just the juggernaut of rugby history, but one of the most dominant teams ever assembled in any sport. They’ve been named the International Rugby Board’s Team of the Year award since 2005, and have won over 75% of their team matches. With history dating back to the 1800s, the All Blacks have overshadowed the rest of the world in nearly every category. Before each game, the players become shamans in a ritual Maori war dance called the haka.
1. Manchester United