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A sports dynasty is a team that dominates their sport or league for an extraordinary length of time. The best objective example in sports would be the world famous New York Yankees, which dominated Major League Baseball for several decades several times over. The definition of dynasty by academics implies a single leader over the bulk of that period, a great example being John Wooden who led a college basketball powerhouse at UCLA for over a quarter century. The word "dynasty" should not be used for a string of several dominant years in a row. It implies an extraordinary length of time like a decade. Such dominance is often only realized in retrospect. Some leagues maintain official lists of dynasties, often as part of a hall of fame (e.g., National Hockey League), but in many cases, whether a team has achieved a dynasty is subjective, and can be a frequent topic of debate among sports fans.
The most widely accepted sports dynasties are those with the majority of championships over a very long period of time, either consecutively or with interruptions (e.g., UCLA Bruins men's basketball 7-straight national championships from 1964 to 1975 and 11 national championships during Wooden's reign). Or consider Princeton University, from the pre-NCAA football years of the 1890s (it was one of the two teams to play the first college football game) all the way until 1950 during which Princeton won 28 national championships. Yale won 27 recognized national football championships between 1872-1926.
- 1 Australian Rules Football
- 2 Auto racing
- 3 Baseball
- 4 Basketball
- 5 Cheerleading
- 6 Collegiate wrestling
- 7 Collegiate swimming
- 8 Cricket
- 9 Association football
- 9.1 Professional
- 9.2 NCAA
- 10 Gridiron football
- 10.1 American football
- 10.2 Canadian football
- 10.3 Indoor American football
- 11 Horseshoes
- 12 Horse racing
- 13 Ice hockey
- 14 Ice skating
- 15 Lacrosse
- 16 Rugby league
- 17 Rugby union
- 18 Tennis
- 19 Track
- 20 Collegiate Volleyball
- 21 Dynasties in question
- 22 References
Australian Rules Football
- Fitzroy from 1898 to 1906 (seven Grand Finals in nine years with four Premierships: 1898—1899, 1904—1905 and three runners-up: 1900, 1903, 1906)
- Carlton from 1906 to 1910 (five consecutive grand finals with three consecutive Premierships in 1906—1908)
- Collingwood from 1925 to 1930 (four consecutive Premierships: 1927—1930 and two runners-up: 1925—1926)
- Melbourne from 1939 to 1941 (three consecutive Premierships)
- Essendon from 1941 to 1951 (nine Grand Finals in eleven years with four Premierships: 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950 and five runners-up: 1941, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1951)
- Melbourne from 1954 to 1960 (seven consecutive Grand Finals; five Premierships: 1955—1957, 1959—1960; two runners up: 1954, 1958)
- Richmond from 1967 to 1974 (five Grand finals in eight years with four Premierships: 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974 and runners-up in 1972)
- Carlton from 1968 to 1973 (five Grand Finals in six years with three Premierships: 1968, 1970, 1972 and two runners-up: 1969, 1973)
- Hawthorn from 1983 to 1991 (8 Grand Finals in 9 years; 5 Premierships: 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991; 3 runners-up: 1984, 1985, 1987)
- Brisbane Lions from 2001 to 2004 (three consecutive Premierships: 2001—2003; runner-up 2004)
- Geelong from 2007 to 2011 (three Premierships: 2007, 2009, 2011 and runner-up in 2008 after losing only once before the Grand Final)
- Norwood from 1878 to 1883 (six consecutive Premierships)
- South Adelaide from 1892 to 1900 (six premierships and three second placings)
- Port Adelaide from 1909 to 1915 (seven consecutive grand finals including two perfect minor rounds in 1912 and 1914 and premierships in 1910 and 1913–14, the latter with 30 consecutive wins)
- Port Adelaide from 1951 to 1965 (ten premierships including six consecutive in 1951, 1954–59, 1962–63 and 1965, with runners-up in 1953 and 1964 and third in 1952 and 1960–61)
- Sturt from 1966 to 1970 (five consecutive Premierships)
- Port Adelaide from 1977 to 1981 (four premierships in five seasons including a hat-trick from 1979 to 1981)
- Port Adelaide from 1988 to 1999 (ten Grand Finals in twelve seasons for nine Premierships: 1988—1990, 1992, 1994—1996, 1998—1999; runner up in 1997)
- Central District from 2000 to 2011 (twelve consecutive Grand Finals; nine Premierships: 2000—2001, 2003—2005, 2007—2010; three runners-up: 2002, 2006, 2011)
- East Fremantle from 1900 to 1911 (nine premierships in twelve seasons)
- East Perth from 1919 to 1927 (five consecutive premierships and seven in nine seasons)
- East Fremantle from 1928 to 1934 (seven successive minor premierships with five flags including four consecutive)
- Claremont from 1936 to 1940 (five consecutive grand finals finishing with a hat-trick of premierships)
- South Fremantle from 1947 to 1954 (six premierships in eight seasons)
- East Perth from 1956 to 1961 (six consecutive grand finals for three premierships)
- Claremont from 1987 to 1991 (five consecutive minor premierships with three flags)
- Subiaco from 2003 to 2009 (four premierships in five seasons followed by a losing Grand Final in 2009 including a hat-trick and a near-miss of a perfect season in 2008; four consecutive minor premierships 2003 to 2006)
- Essendon from 1891 to 1894 (four consecutive premierships and 56 consecutive unbeaten matches)
- North Melbourne from 1914 to 1919 (49 consecutive wins and three consecutive perfect home-and-away seasons; including three straight premierships)
- Footscray from 1920 to 1924 (five consecutive grand finals with premierships in 1920, 1923 and 1924)
- Coburg from 1925 to 1928 (four consecutive grand finals with a hat-trick of premierships and a perfect home-and-away season in 1927)
- Northcote 1929 to 1936 (seven grand finals in eight seasons for premierships in 1929, 1932–34 and 1936)
- Port Melbourne from 1950 to 1957 (five consecutive minor premierships and eight consecutive grand final appearances)
- Williamstown from 1954 to 1961 (six grand finals in eight seasons for five premierships 1954–56 and 1958–59, plus a perfect home-and-away season in 1957)
- Port Melbourne from 1973 to 1983 (eleven consecutive finals series, with six premierships in 1974, 1976–77 and 1980–82)
- Chevrolet since 1958 won 35 of 54 (64.8%) NASCAR manufacturer championships.
- Hendrick Motorsports has had two streaks of four or more consecutive championships and has 15 NASCAR championships overall. The combined operations of the works and satellite teams have won six consecutive championships, since 2006.
- Richard Childress Racing 11 championships in NASCAR as a whole.
- Junior Johnson six championships in ten years as an owner
- Lee Petty (1954, 1958, 1959)
- Richard Petty (1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, and 1979) Seven championships including four in five years (1971–75)
- David Pearson (1966, 1968, 1969) Three championships in four years
- Cale Yarborough (1976, 1977, 1978) clinched three consecutive Winston Cup championships.
- Dale Earnhardt (1980, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, and 1994) Seven championships including six in nine years, with back-to-back titles three times.
- Darrell Waltrip (1981, 1982, 1985) Three championships in five years
- Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001) Four championships in seven years
- Jimmie Johnson (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013) clinched six Sprint Cup championships in eight seasons including five straight from 2006-10.
World Rally Championship
- Sébastien Loeb from 2004 to 2011 won nine consecutive drivers' championships; 67 race wins from 2002 to 2011.
- Tommi Mäkinen won four consecutive championships from 1996 to 1999.
24 Hours of Le Mans
- Tom Kristensen has won nine 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1997 to 2013, including six consecutive from 2000 to 2005.
- Bentley won four consecutive Le Mans races from 1927 to 1930.
- Alfa Romeo won four consecutive Le Mans races from 1931 to 1934.
- Ferrari won six consecutive Le Mans races from 1960 to 1965.
- Ford won four consecutive Le Mans races from 1966 to 1969.
- Porsche won 10 Le Mans races in 12 years from 1976 to 1987, including seven consecutive from 1981 to 1987.
- Audi has won 12 Le Mans races in 14 years from 2000 to 2013, including five consecutive from 2004 to 2008.
- Dunlop won 23 Le Mans races from 1924 to 1964 (74%), including eight consecutive from 1924 to 1931.
- Dunlop won eight consecutive races from 1981 to 1988.
- Michelin has won sixteen consecutive Le Mans races from 1998 to 2013.
- Chicago Cubs from 1906 to 1910 (4 NL pennants and 2 World Series championships in 5 years; set ML record for wins in a season with 116 in 1906) 
- Philadelphia Athletics from 1910 to 1913 (3 championships in 4 years)
- Boston Red Sox from 1912 to 1918 (4 World Series titles and AL pennants in 7 years)
- Philadelphia Athletics from 1929 to 1931 (3 AL pennants and 2 World Series in 3 years; won each pennant by an average of 16 games)
- New York Yankees from 1936 to 1943 (7 AL pennants and 6 World Series championships in 8 years)
- St. Louis Cardinals from 1942 to 1946 (4 NL pennants and 3 World Series championships in 5 years, winning an average of 101.8 games per season.)
- New York Yankees from 1949 to 1964 (14 AL pennants and 9 World Series championships in 16 years)
- Cincinnati Reds from 1970 to 1976, known as The Big Red Machine: 5 National League Western Division titles, 4 National League pennants, and 2 World Series titles in 6 years. The team's combined record from 1970-1976 was 683 wins and 443 losses, an average of nearly 98 wins per season.
- Oakland Athletics from 1971 to 1975 (World Series Championships in each of three consecutive years: 1972-1974 and AL West Division titles in each year)
- New York Yankees from 1996 to 2003 (8 postseason appearances including 7 division titles, 6 AL pennants, and 4 World Series championships in 8 years).
- Brother Elephants, 1992-1994, 3 consecutive champions
- Wei Chuan Dragons, 1997-1999, 3 consecutive champions
- Brother Elephants, 2001-2003, 3 consecutive champions
- Uni-President Lions, 2007-2011, 3 consecutive champions from 2007-2009, and one more title in 2011, 6 consecutive playoffs qualified from 2004 to 2009
- Minneapolis Lakers 1948 to 1954 (5 championships between 1949 and 1954)
- Boston Celtics 1956 to 1986 (16 NBA titles in 30 years overall. 26 winning seasons, 20 division titles, 18 conference titles, including 11 championships in 13 years from 1957–69 and eight in a row from 1959 to 1966)
- Los Angeles Lakers of 1979 to 1991 led by Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. (5 NBA championships, 10 Division titles, 9 conference championships, 12 winning seasons)
- Chicago Bulls of 1990 to 1998 led by Michael Jordan. (6 NBA championships in 8 seasons, 2 sets of three consecutive championships ('91, '92, '93, '96, '97, '98), 6 division titles in 8 seasons, and hold best regular season record in NBA history (72–10) during the '95–96 season).
- Los Angeles Lakers of 2000 to 2004, led by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. Won 4 Western Conference titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2004, and three consecutive NBA titles in 2000, 2001, and 2002, including the best postseason record in NBA history in 2001 (15–1).
- San Antonio Spurs of 1999 to 2014 led by Tim Duncan. (5 NBA championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) in 16 seasons, 6 Western Conference titles, 11 division championships, and 17 consecutive playoff appearances from 1998-2014, as well as a .705 win percentage during that span, the highest in any of the four major American sports) are considered a dynasty by some, but not by others because they did not win consecutive titles.
- Indiana Pacers from 1969 to 1975 led by Freddie Lewis, Roger Brown, Mel Daniels, and George McGinnis. The Pacers won 5 ABA Conference Championships in 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, and 1975 and won the ABA Championship in 1970, 1972, and 1973. Other noteworthy accomplishments include 3 consecutive ABA division titles in 1969, 1970, and 1971, their playoff berths in every year of the ABA's existence, as well as their place as the winningest franchise in ABA history.
- Houston Comets from 1997 to 2000 (4 consecutive WNBA championships)
- Detroit Shock from 2003 to 2008 (3 WNBA championships in 6 years)
Division I Men
- Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball from 1948 to 1951 (3 national championship in 4 seasons; 1948, 1949, 1951. And also 4 straight regular season SEC championships, 3 SEC tournament championships, an inconference record of 47-2, and an overall record of 125-12) all under Coach Adolph Rupp.
- UCLA Bruins men's basketball from 1964 to 1975 (10 national championships in 12 seasons; 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975. They would also win 7 consecutive championships from 1967 to 1973, four undefeated seasons, and an NCAA record 88 consecutive wins).
Division I Women
- University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball from 1987 to 1998 (6 national championships in 12 seasons, including 3 consecutive championships from 1996–1998 (the first women's team to do so), one undefeated season setting the most wins ever with 39, and an over-all record of 314–38 (.877).
- University of Connecticut Huskies women's basketball from 2000 to 2014 (8 championships in 15 seasons, including 3 consecutive championships from 2002–2004, four undefeated seasons in 2002, 2009, 2010, and 2014, and a record 90 consecutive wins from November 16, 2008 to December 30, 2010.
- University of Kentucky from 1985 to 2014 (20 championships in 29 years, including a run of 8 consecutive championships from 1995–2002)
- Morehead State University coed cheerleading team from 1988 to 2010 (19 championships in 22 years, including a run of 10 consecutive championships from 1991–2000) The All Girl and Co-ed Squads have combined for 26 national titles.
NCAA Division I
- University of Iowa Hawkeyes have 23 total NCAA championships. Dynasty runs from 1975 to 1986 (11 NCAA championships in 12 years), from 1991 to 2000 (9 NCAA championships in 10 years) and three consecutive national championships from 2008–2010. Iowa also had a dynasty run of 25 straight BigTen conference tournament championships from 1974–1998.
- Oklahoma State University have 34 total NCAA championships in wrestling, most national championships in one sport by any school. Dynasty runs from 1928 to 1949 (16 NCAA championships in 21 years), from 1954 to 1964 (8 NCAA championships in 10 years) and the most recent repeating four-time champions (2003–2006).
NCAA Division I
- Auburn University earned 13 total NCAA championships in swimming and diving, eight by the men's team and five by the women's team during a 12-year period. Dynasty runs from 1997 to 2009. During that stretch, the Auburn Tigers men won five consecutive national championships and the ladies won three consecutive national championships. And Auburn swimmers won more medals in the Olympic games than did many countries (32 Olympic medals). At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Auburn swimmers representing more than a half-dozen nations won 13 medals, more than any other university. (If Auburn University were its own nation, it would have tied Canada and Spain for 14th place in medals won in those Games of the XXIX Olympiad with 18 medals across 13 events). In the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Auburn men earned 16 consecutive team titles between 1997-2012 while the women took five non-consecutive SEC championships.
- Australian national cricket team from 1945 through 1953.
- England cricket team in the 1950s.
- The West Indian cricket team dominated test cricket through the 1980s and early 1990s. The West Indian team was not beaten in a test series between March 1980 and May 1995, a fifteen-year span including twenty series wins and nine drawn series.
- Australian national cricket team from 1996 through 2007.
English Football League
- Liverpool F.C. between 1972 and 1990. During those 18 years, the club became English champions on 11 occasions, under the successive guidance of Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish. Other domestic honours won during the period were the FA Cup in 1974, 1986 and 1989 and the Football League Cup, won on four consecutive occasions from 1981 to 1984. This dominance was extended to the European continent starting in 1972-73 when the club won the UEFA Cup. Further success in this competition arrived in 1975-76, before Liverpool embarked on a run of 4 European Cup wins between 1976–77 and 1983-84. No other English club has since then achieved such success in the premier club competition of European football, not even Liverpool's fierce rivals Manchester United F.C. who have taken part in every edition of the Champions League since 1996-97. The Reds reached their finest hour in 1983-84 when, with Joe Fagan at the helm, they became English champions while also winning the Football League Cup and the European Cup against A.S. Roma.
- Manchester United F.C. from the start of the Premier League (1992–93) to 2012-13. After six seasons with Sir Alex Ferguson's rebuilding of the club, the team won the first ever Premier League title, which was also their eighth top-tier league title. This victory was only the beginning of dominance as the club won the League title 12 more times, setting a new English record of 20 top-tier titles for one club. Manchester United also lifted the F.A. Cup during this period with victories in 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99 and 2003–04. They have also won the UEFA Champions League in 1998–99 (completing a 'treble' of league title, F.A. Cup and European Cup), and another in 2007–08. During this time, the club has finished no lower than third in the Premier League.
- Arsenal F.C. From 1930 through to the late 1940s under the initial guidance of Herbert Chapman. In this time Arsenal won the first division title in 1930-31, 32-33, 33-34, 34-35, 37-38, 47-48. Despite the Second World War ending their official run of titles, Arsenal won 3 further regional leagues due to the shut down of national competition.
Spanish La Liga
- FC Barcelona from the 2004–05 to the 2011–12 seasons in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. Barcelona won five La Liga championships, three Champions League titles, two Copa del Rey titles, five Spanish Super Cups, two European Super Cups and two club world championships in the FIFA Club World Cup. Barcelona won an unprecedented six major trophies in the 2008–09 season, and became the first Spanish team to win the Treble and the first European Treble-winning team to also capture the European Super Cup and Club World Cup.
- Real Madrid C.F. from the 1953–54 to the 1971–72 seasons in La Liga and the European Cup. Real Madrid won six European Cups, including five in a row from 1956–60, and 13 La Liga titles, including five in a row from 1961–65.
Scottish Football League
- Rangers F.C. 18 titles from 1987 to 2011, including nine in a row from 1989 to 1997.
- Celtic F.C 11 titles from 1966 to 1979 and the first British European champions in 1967 as part of a quadrouple of trophies. Celtic also won 8 Scottish Cups and 6 League Cups. Celtic also lost the 1970 European Cup final.
Italian Serie A league
- Genoa C.F.C. from 1898 to 1904 in Italian football having won six Italian championship titles in seven years.
- U.S. Pro Vercelli from 1908 to 1913 in Italian football having won five Italian championship titles in six years. Also, the Vercelli's club players during that period constituted the backbone of the nascent national team.
- Juventus F.C. from the 1930–31 to 1934–35 in Italian football. The club dominated the 1930s getting a record of five consecutive national championships titles won, which allowed it to form the core of the Italy national team during the Vittorio Pozzo's era, including the 1934 world champion squad.
- A second golden era was in the late 1950s and early 1960s, having won three national league titles and two Italian Cups in four years (1957–1961) with a squad led by Giampiero Boniperti, John Charles and the 1961 European Footballer of the Year Omar Sivori.
- From the 1972–73 to the 1985–86 seasons the club, led by their president Giampiero Boniperti, established the most enduring dynasty in Italian association football history having won nine league titles—six under the management of Giovanni Trapattoni—and two Italian Cups, which allowed it to form the backbone of the Italian national team during Enzo Bearzot's era, including the 1978 FIFA World Cup semifinalist and 1982 world champion squads. This dominance was extended to the international spotlight starting in 1977 when the club won the UEFA Cup without foreign footballers, an unprecedented achievement for any country's team. Subsequently, the club lifted the Cup Winners' Cup and the European Champions Cup becoming the first club in the history of European football to have won all three seasonal UEFA competitions. Finally, after their triumph in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup, the club also became the first in association football history—and remain the world's only one at present—to have won all possible official continental competitions and the world title.
- A fourth triumphs era for the club was established in the late 1990s and early 2000s (decade) when Juventus won five titles in nine years from 1995 to 2003. In that period, the Torinese club also won one Italian Cup, four Italian Super Cups, one Intercontinental Cup, one Champions League, one UEFA Super Cup and one UEFA Intertoto Cup.
- Torino F.C. during the 1940s in Italian football due of their success in the league championships in 1942–43 season and from the 1945–46 to 1948–49 seasons.
- A.C. Milan in the second mid of the 1950s, having won three league titles in five years, and from the 1987–88 to the 1993–94 seasons in the Italian league Milan were able to win four Serie A titles. Also thay were able to secure four national supercups in 1988, 1992, 1993 and 1994. In the international spotlight Milan added three UEFA Champions Leagues in 1988–89, 1989–90 and 1993–94 seasons, three UEFA Super Cup titles (1989, 1990 and 1994) and two Intercontinental Cups (1989 and 1990).
- Inter Milan During the "Grande Inter" era of the mid-1960s, Inter, managed by Helenio Herrera, won three Serie A titles, 1962–63, 1964–65 and 1965–66, as well as back-to-back European Cups (1963–64 and 1964–65) and Intercontinental Cups (1964 & 1965). They also won five consecutive Serie A titles from 2005-06 to 2009-10, as well as the UEFA Champions League in 2009-10.
- Bayern Munich from 1971 to present. Bayern has won the Bundesliga a record 22 times, more than twice its closest Bundesliga contender. Bayern also won the European Cup 3 times in a row from 1974 to 1976, and won the Champions League a fourth time in 2001. Bayern became the first German club to win the treble in 2012/13 season, winning Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League.
- AFC Ajax and PSV Eindhoven dominated the Dutch league from 1970 to 2008 with a few exceptions. Ajax won 3 European Cups in a row from 1971 to 1973, and won a fourth title in 1995. PSV won the European Cup in 1988.
Brazilian Campeonato Brasileiro
- Santos FC of the late 1950s, the whole of the 1960s and early 1970s. During that period, the team, led by the likes of Pelé, Pepe, Zito and Gilmar, became known as Os Santásticos ("The Santastics"). They won the Taça Brasil and the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa (forerunners of the Brazilian Championship) six times in eight seasons between 1961 and 1968, back-to-back Copas Libertadores and Intercontinental Cups in 1962 and 1963 and 12 São Paulo state championships between 1955 and 1973. The club was also a major contributor of players to the Brazilian squads that won three World Cup titles won in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
- Cruzeiro of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The club won one Brazilian championship (1966) and one Copa Libertadores (1976), appearing on three straight Libertadores semifinals and four national championship finals, also winning 9 Minas Gerais state championships.
- CR Flamengo of the 1980s. Led by Zico and featuring players such as Júnior, Andrade and Leandro, the team won four Brazilian Championships, one Copa Libertadores and one Intercontinental Cup between 1980 and 1987.
- SE Palmeiras of the 1960s and early 1970s. During that period, the club became known as "The Football Academy", for the two great squads it assembled. The First Academy, in the 1960s, won four Brazilian Championships, three São Paulo state championships, one Rio-São Paulo regional championship and became the first Brazilian side to reach a Copa Libertadores final, in 1961 (losing to Peñarol. The Second Academy, in the early 1970s, won consecutive Brazilian Championships in 1972 and 1973 and two São Paulo state championships. Notable players that were part of those teams included Ademir da Guia, Djalma Santos, Émerson Leão, Luís Pereira and Júlio Botelho.
- São Paulo FC of the 2000s. The team won the Copa Libertadores and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2005 and went on to become the first club of the Brazilian Championship era to win the national title for three seasons in a row (2006, 2007 and 2008). Aside from that, São Paulo qualified for the Libertadores through the Brazilian Championship for seven straight seasons (2004–2010), also a national record. During that period, the team was captained by goalkeeper Rogério Ceni and featured players such as Diego Lugano, Miranda and Hernanes.
- SC Internacional of the 1970s. The team won the Brazilian Championship in 1975, 1976 and 1979, the latter without a single defeat - the first and, so far, only unbeaten season in the Brazilian Championship era. The club also reached the 1980 Copa Libertadores final and won 13 of 16 Rio Grande do Sul state championships between 1969 and 1984. Great players from that period included Paulo Roberto Falcão, Elías Figueroa, Paulo César Carpegiani and Valdomiro.
Colombian Categoría Primera A
- Millonarios Fútbol Club of the 1950s won four league championships three of which were back to back. They also won four back to back in the 1960s, and a Copa Colombia in 1962 and 1963. One of the World's greatest footballers Alfredo Di Stéfano won three league titles, 1949-1952. A Copa Bodas de Oro del Real Madrid in 1952, as well as a Copa Colombia, Pequeña Copa del Mundo in 1953.
- América de Cali Between 1979-1986 won six league championships, five of them being back to back from 1982-1986. During these years they fielded Willington Ortiz, Alexander Escobar Gañán, Antony de Ávila, Roberto Cabañas, Ricardo Gareca, and Julio César Falcioni. In the early 2000s they won three more league championships back to back from 2000-2002, a Copa Ciudad Viña del Mar in 2000, and a Copa Sky in 2001. During these years they had some of the best young Colombian talent on their team, which included, Fabián Andrés Vargas, Róbinson Zapata, David Ferreira, Jersson González, and Jairo Castillo. In 2008 they won their latest league championship and a Copa Cafam. Internationally, they were the runner-up of the Copa Libertadores for three consecutive years from 1985–1987. In 1996 IFFHS ranked América de Cali as the second best club side in the world, only beaten by Italian champions Juventus.
- Atlético Nacional Between 2005-2007, after the league decided to split the year into two semesters, Atlético Nacional won three championships. Two of them being back to back in 2007.
- Uruguay of the 1920s, winners of three South American Championship titles, two Olympics gold medals and the inaugural FIFA World Cup, in 1930.
- Italy of the 1930s, the first national team to win back-to-back World Cups (1934 and 1938), coached by Vittorio Pozzo and led by Giuseppe Meazza.
- West Germany/Germany from 1966 to 1996, as an era of German domination in European and International football, in the beginning led by players like Franz Beckenbauer, Sepp Maier, Gerd Müller, and Paul Breitner. Coached by the great Helmut Schön, they were runners-up in 1966 FIFA World Cup, third in 1970 FIFA World Cup winners in UEFA Euro 1972 and making the double in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. After a consecutive success, they finished runners-up in 1976 against Czechoslovakia in penalties. After 1978 disappointment, Schön retired from football and was replaced by Jupp Derwall, his assistant coach. And in the UEFA Euro 1980 Germany got back to the glory by winning the tournament by the hand of players like Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Horst Hrubesch, Harald Schumacher, Bernd Schuster and the youngster Lothar Matthäus. And two years later they reached the 1982 FIFA World Cup Final against Italy, losing it 3-1. The UEFA Euro 1984 was another surprise by the early elimination of the tournament, later Franz Beckenbauer was appointed as the new manager, and reached the 1986 FIFA World Cup Final losing against Argentina; hosts of the UEFA Euro 1988 tournament West Germany got to the semi-final. In the 1990 FIFA World Cup edition, they revived the 1986 FIFA World Cup final rematch as the new Germany and this time won by the final after 16 years of their last World Cup title. This time players like Jürgen Klinsmann, Rudi Völler, Andreas Brehme, and now captain Lothar Matthäus. With this victory, they were favorites to win the UEFA Euro 1992 in Sweden, which they lost the final against the Danish revelation team. After the 1994 FIFA World Cup in United States, Germany beat the Czech Republic in the UEFA Euro 1996 Final played in England by 1-2 in extra time. This would be the last time Germany won an international tournament until the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
- Brazil from 1958 to 1970, with 3 World Cup titles (1958, 1962 and 1970) in 4 tournaments, featuring players like Pelé, Garrincha, Didi, Carlos Alberto Torres and Jairzinho.
- Brazil from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, with three straight World Cup finals appearances, winning two (1994, 2002) of them, featuring players like Ronaldo, Romario, Bebeto, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo.
- Spain of the late 2000s and 2010s, the first national team to win back-to-back UEFA Euros (2008 and 2012) with a World Cup win between them (2010), fielding players like Iker Casillas, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, Xabi Alonso, David Villa and Fernando Torres.
Division I (Women)
- North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer, 1979–2012 (22 national championships in 34 years, 21 of those are NCAA Tournament Championships) This also includes 9 consecutive NCAA Tournament Championships from 1986-1994, and 15 consecutive ACC Tournament Championships from 1989-2003. Also, they boast a 90% win rate, having won 704 games and lost or tied only 78 games.
- Green Bay Packers 1929–1931 (3 straight NFL Championships) 
- Chicago Bears of the 1940s ("Monsters of the Midway") (3 championships in 4 years)
- Cleveland Browns of the early 1950s (Three NFL championships and six consecutive title game appearances from 1950–55)
- Detroit Lions of the 1950s (3 championships and 4 title game appearances in 6 years)
- Green Bay Packers of the 1960s (5 championships in 7 years, including Super Bowls I and II)
- Pittsburgh Steelers 1972–1984 (Only team in NFL History to win 4 Super Bowl titles in 6 years ('74, '75, '78, '79), 6 straight division titles, 7 total)
- San Francisco 49ers of the 1980s. This dynasty is usually considered to cover 1981 through 1989, a period in which the team won 4 Super Bowl championships (1981, 1984, 1988, 1989) and 8 division titles, but sometimes the 1994 Super Bowl championship is also included.
- Dallas Cowboys 1991–1997 (First team to win 3 Super Bowls in 4 years (1992, 1993, 1995), 3 conference championships in 4 straight appearances, 5 straight division titles, 6 total) The Cowboys also had a National Football Conference dynasty from 1970-1982, in which they won 8 division titles (1970, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981), 10 NFC Championship game appearances (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982), 5 Super Bowl appearances (1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978), and 2 Super Bowl championships (1971, 1977). The Cowboys were the only NFC team to win a Super Bowl during the 1970s.
- New England Patriots 2001-2007 Three Super Bowl titles in four years (2001, 2003, 2004) and an AFC title in 2007, a season in which the Patriots went 16-0 during the regular season, the only NFL team to date to accomplish that feat.
- Buffalo Bills of the mid-1960s, three straight AFL Championship game appearances and two titles from 1964–1966.
- Houston Oilers, 3 straight AFL Championship game appearances and two titles from 1960-1962
- Cleveland Browns of the late 1940s. Won the AAFC championship in all four years of its existence (1946–49) including an undefeated season in 1948.
Football Bowl Subdivision (Formerly I-A)
The problems inherent in identifying sports dynasties are exacerbated in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, where the national champion is determined, at least in part, by poll rather than through a tournament. These polls, however, are largely based on win-loss records, thereby relying on minimal subjectivity. When fans of a sport cannot agree on which team within a league or other organization should be considered as holding that organization's championship, discussing whether a team has become a dynasty is more difficult. Because of these problems, teams that consistently win their conference championship and are frequently in contention for national championships are termed dynasties more often than a similarly performing team in another sport or division might.
- Yale – 19 championships between 1874 and 1909 
- Michigan – 4 championships in 4 years, 5 straight undefeated seasons between 1901–1905.
- Pittsburgh, 1910–1918 – 5 championships in 9 seasons (1910, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918) 
- Notre Dame, 1919–1930 – 6 championships in 1919, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1929, 1930 and an .892 winning percentage over 12 years.
- Pittsburgh, 1925–1938 – 9 championships in 14 seasons (1925, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938) 
- Minnesota, 1934–1941 – 5 championships in 8 seasons (1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941)
- Army, 1944–46
- Notre Dame, 1946–1949
- Oklahoma, 1948–1951
- Oklahoma, 1953–58
- Ole Miss, 1959-1962. 3 national championships in four years.
- Alabama, 1961–66. 3 national championships.
- University of Southern California, 1962-1974.
- Texas, 1968–1972
- Oklahoma, 1971–75
- Alabama, 1977–80
- Miami, 1983–92 – In ten seasons, Miami won 4 national championships (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991), played for 6 national championships (1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992), finished in the top 3 of the AP Poll for 7 consecutive seasons (1986–92), and set an NCAA-record with 58 straight home victories.
- Florida State, 1987–2000 – At the height of Bobby Bowden's dominance, the Florida State Seminoles went 152–19–1, won nine ACC championships (1992–2000), two national championships (1993 and 1999), played for three more national championships (1996, 1998 and 2000), were ranked #1 in the pre-season AP poll 5 times (1988, 1991, 1993, 1995, and 1999), never lost the #1 AP ranking during 1999, produced 20 1st round NFL draft picks (including the 1997 offensive and defensive rookies of the year), won at least 10 games every year, and never finished a season ranked lower than fourth in the AP poll. Quarterbacks Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke won Heisman Trophies.
- Nebraska, 1993–97 – 3 national championships in four years (1994, 1995, 1997), 60–3 cumulative record.
- Miami, 2000–03
- Alabama, 2009–2012. 3 BCS National Championships in 4 years (2009, 2011, 2012) Alabama was the only football team to win back-to-back trophies in the BCS National Championship Game (2011,2012) during the BCS system. USC won back-to-back AP national championships.
Dynasty status is subjective, and is not recognized by any official organization, including the NCAA.
- Grand Valley State University, 2001–2009; Champions in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, runners up in 2001 and 2009, 102–8 record over this span.
- Augustana (IL), 1983–1986 – Augustana won 4 consecutive titles from 1983 to 1986
- Mount Union, 1993–present – Mount Union won 110 consecutive regular-season games between 1994 and 2005, posted 14 undefeated regular seasons, won 16 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships, and had the best overall record in the 1990s (120–7–1 .941). They won Division III championships in 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2012 and have appeared in 16 national championship games since 1993.
- Wisconsin–Whitewater, 2005–present – UW–Whitewater has appeared in seven consecutive Division III championship games since 2005, winning the title in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
- Carroll College (Montana) of the 2000s (decade). 8 straight Frontier Conference Championships (2000–2007), 6 straight national semi-final appearances (2000–2005), and 5 NAIA National Football Championships in 6 years (2002–2005,2007).
- Texas A&I 7 NAIA National Championships in 11 years, 1968-1979. 3 consecutive and 5 in the decade of the 1970s: 1970-74-75-76-70. Lost only 1 NAIA Playoff Game (1968 National Championship Game—to Boise State, now a Bowl Subdivision team.
- Carson-Newman 5 NAIA National Championships in 7 years, 1983-89. Winning the title in 1983-86-88-89 outright and tied the 1984 title with Central Arkansas.
- Linfield 3 NAIA National Championships in 6 years, 1982–86; winning it in 1982-84-86.
- Westminster 3 NAIA National Championships in 8 years, 1970–78; winning it in 1970-77-78. Also was NAIA Champions in 1988-89-94.
- Toronto Argonauts from 1945 to 1952 (5 championships in 8 years)
- Edmonton Eskimos from 1954 to 1956 (3 championships in 3 years)
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1958 to 1962 (4 championships in 5 years)
- Edmonton Eskimos from 1975 to 1982 (6 championships in 8 years, including five consecutive)
- Alan Francis, 1993–present; won 14 out of 17 world championships, only player to pitch over 90%
- Calumet Farm, 1941–1958. Bred and raced two Triple Crown winners and five other Kentucky Derby winners.
National Hockey League
- original Ottawa Senators of 1919–27 (4 championships in 8 years) 1920, 1921, 1923, 1927 
- Toronto Maple Leafs of 1946–51 (4 championships in 5 years) 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951 
- Detroit Red Wings of 1949–55 (4 championships in 6 years) 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955 
- Montreal Canadiens of 1955–60 (5 consecutive championships) 
- Toronto Maple Leafs of 1961–64 (3 consecutive championships) 
- Montreal Canadiens of 1964–69 (4 championships in 5 years) 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 
- Montreal Canadiens of 1975–79 (4 consecutive championships) 
- New York Islanders of 1979–83 (4 consecutive championships) 
- Edmonton Oilers of 1983–90 (5 championships in 7 years) 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990 
Ice Hockey World Championships
- Canada 1920-1961. Canada won 19 (68%) of the Ice Hockey World Championships from 1920-1961 and were silver medalists at another 5 (18%) during the same time period. Canada won either gold or silver at nearly 90% of all tournaments during this stretch.
- Soviet Union 1963-1990. This stretch is the most dominant stretch of all-time in international play, with the Soviets winning nearly every world championship and Olympic tournament between 1963 and 1990 and never failing to medal in any International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) tournament they competed.
- Czechoslovakia 1976-1985. The Czechs won 3 gold and 4 silver medals in 8 tournaments.
- Sweden 1986-1998. Sweden won 4 gold and 5 silver medals in 12 tournaments.
- Czech Republic 1999-2001. Three consecutive world championships.
- Canada 2003-2009. Canada had another dynasty stretch from 2003-2009 having won 3 gold and 3 silver medals in 7 tournaments.
- Russia 2008–present. Russia is recognized by the IIHF as the successor to the Soviet Union and have passed its ranking on to Russia. The Russian team has been competing internationally since 1993, and has been far less dominant. However, many analysts consider the Russians to be in another dynasty stretch starting in 2008, having won 3 golds and 1 silver in 5 years.
Kontinental Hockey League
The Soviet Championship League is now known as the Kontinental Hockey League.
- HC CSKA Moscow: 32 Soviet Championship League titles from 1946-47 to 1988-89, including all but six from 1955 to 1989 and 13 in a row from 1977 to 1989.
- HC Dynamo Moscow: 1990-1993. Four consecutive championships.
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey
- Michigan Wolverines: 1948-1957, 6 championships and 1 runner-up in 10 tournaments.
- Denver Pioneers: 1958-1964, 3 championships and 2 runner-ups in 7 tournaments.
- Cornell Big Red: 1967-1972, 2 championships and 2 runner-ups in 6 tournaments.
- Minnesota Golden Gophers: 1974-1981, 3 championships and 2 runner-ups in 8 tournaments. The majority of players during this stretch hailed from the state of Minnesota and eight players were members of the 1980 U.S. Miracle on Ice team.
- Boston College Eagles: 2006–present, 3 championships and 2 runner-ups in 8 tournaments. This dynasty has produced many NHL players, including: Cam Atkinson, Brian Boyle, Benn Ferriero, Nathan Gerbe, Chris Kreider, Nick Petrecki, Cory Schneider and Ben Smith.
- Canada women's national ice hockey team: 2002–present, 4 Straight Gold Medals in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014.
- Russian pairs skaters, 1965–1999
- Toronto Rock of 1999-2005 (5 Championships in 7 years) 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005
- Hobart Statesmen won 13 national titles from 1980-1993, including 12 straight titles from 1980-1991.
- Maryland Terrapins won eight national titles from 1992–2001, capturing seven consecutive titles from 1995–2001 and completing four undefeated seasons.
- Australia national rugby league team, 1972–2005. Rugby League World Cup champions in 7 consecutive tournaments from 1975 to 2000, never lost a test series for 33 consecutive years.
- Balmain Tigers from 1915 to 1920 (5 Premierships in 6 years: 1915—1917, 1919—1920
- South Sydney Rabbitohs from 1923 to 1932 (7 consecutive Grand Finals; 9 Premierships in 10 years: 1925—1929, 1931—1932; runners-up: 1923—1924)
- Eastern Suburbs from 1934 to 1938 (5 consecutive Grand Finals; 3 consecutive Premierships: 1935—1937)
- South Sydney Rabbitohs from 1949 to 1955 (7 consecutive Grand Finals; 5 Premierships: 1950—1951, 1953—1955)
- St. George Dragons from 1956 to 1966 (11 consecutive Premierships)
- Leeds Rhinos from 2007 to 2012 (5 League Championships in 6 years: 2007—2009, 2011—2012)
- Wigan Warriors from 1984—85 to 1995—96 (7 consecutive League Championships, 8 overall: 1986—87, 1989—90 to 1995—96; 8 consecutive Challenge Cups, 9 overall: 1984—85, 1987—88 to 1994—95; 7 Regal Trophies; 3 World Club Challenge Cups: 1987, 1989, 1994)
- Crusaders 1998–2000, they won 3 consecutive Super 12 titles.
- Crusaders 2002–2006, they reached 5 Super Rugby finals, of which they won 3.
- Leinster 2008–present, 2008 Magners League winners, 2010 & 2011 Magners League Runners Up, 2012 RaboDirect Pro12 finalist, 2013 RaboDirect Pro12 winners, Heineken Cup Champions 2009, 2011, 2012, Amlin Challenge Cup champions 2013
- All Blacks 2010–present, ranked #1 in the world, won the 2011 World Cup, won 3 Rugby Championships in 4 years.
- Australian Davis Cup team, 1950–1967
- Kalamazoo College men's tennis team has won 72 consecutive Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships (1936–2010) with a record of 426-2 in the MIAA from 1935 - 2007. Kalamazoo has won seven NCAA Division III national championships and has made 25 consecutive NCAA III tournament appearances.
- Roger Federer, 2004-2007, Spend 237 consecutive weeks as the World Number 1. Won 11 of 16 Major titles during the period.
- The NCAA Division I Penn State Nittany Lions women's volleyball team won four consecutive National Championships from 2007 to 2010 and again in 2013, and Big 10 Conference championships from 2003 to 2010 and 2013.
- The Concordia University (Saint Paul) women's volleyball team have captured NCAA Division II Championships in seven consecutive seasons - the only NCAA volleyball program to accomplish the feat at the Division I or II levels. Their seven total volleyball titles is more than any program as well, with the sport dating back to 1980, at the women's Division II level. Their head coach, Brady Starkey, boasts a 306-26 overall record (.926) making him the winningest active NCAA volleyball coach in any division by overall percentage. They have also mounted 9 consecutive conference Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championships (from 2003 to 2011) including 6-undefeated conference campaigns.
- The NCAA Division III Washington University in St. Louis women's volleyball team were the first volleyball team to win six consecutive national championships, from 1991 to 1996. They have won a total of 10 NCAA championships, including 26 consecutive appearances in the championship tournament dating back to 1987, the most of any program at any level.
Dynasties in question
Whether a team has achieved a dynasty is often subjective, and can be a frequent topic of debate among sports fans. Only a few leagues (e.g., National Hockey League) formally recognize dynasties, and there are no universally accepted criteria. Most disputes relate to teams that dominated within a conference or division, but either failed to win championships or infrequently won championships. This is exacerbated in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A), where the national champion is determined, at least in part, by poll rather than through a tournament.
- Buffalo Bills won 4 AFC Championships in a row from 1990–1993 (three times by a spread of greater than 14 points), the only team ever to do so, and for this they are sometimes considered a dynasty. However, they went on to lose the Super Bowl all four times.
- Boise State Broncos football from 1998 to present. At 113–26, their 81.29% win rate is the highest in the nation. Won 10 of 12 conference championships from 1999 to 2009, undefeated in conference play in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2009, perfect seasons in 2006 and 2009, but has never selected to play in the Division I-A national championship.
- Detroit Red Wings of the mid-1990s through the late 2000s. Although not officially listed by the NHL as a dynasty, the Red Wings won 4 Stanley Cups in 11 seasons (1997, 1998, 2002, 2008) and went to the Stanley Cup Finals 6 times in 14 seasons (1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008, and 2009). The team had the best team record during both the 1990s and 2000s, accumulating the most points of any franchise during each decade. The Red Wings won the President's Trophy for the best regular season record in the NHL in 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and won their respective division 13 times during this span.
- San Antonio Spurs of 1999 to 2014 led by Tim Duncan. (5 NBA championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) in 16 seasons, 6 Western Conference titles, 11 division championships, and 17 consecutive playoff appearances from 1998-2014, as well as a .705 win percentage during that span, the highest in any of the four major American sports) are considered a dynasty by some, but not by others  because they did not win consecutive titles.
- Lance Armstrong won an unprecedented 7 consecutive Tours de France, the most prestigious cycling race in the world, titles in the 2000s from 1999–2005 and as a result held the most victories ever in the Tour's 100+ year history.' However, in 2012 he was stripped of all his titles since August 1, 1998, including all his Tour de France titles, for illegal doping.
- University of Southern California football, 2002–2005 – 2 consecutive AP national championships (2003 and 2004), appearance in the 2005 National Championship Game, 7 straight Pac-10 titles, 6 major bowl wins in 7 years (Rose: 2003 and 2007–2009, Orange: 2004 and 2005), and maintained a 34-game winning streak from 2003–2005. However, USC was forced to two wins from the 2004 season including the Orange Bowl win and BCS national Championship, all wins from the 2005 season, and the Pac-10 titles from both of those seasons as the result of rules violations involving star running back Reggie Bush.
- Miami Heat of 2011 to present, Four consecutive Finals appearances (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), winning the title in 2012 and 2013. In the 2012-2013 season, the Heat won 27 games in a row, the second-longest streak in NBA history.
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