List of North American cities by number of major sports championships

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This is a list of cities in the United States and Canada that field or have fielded teams in the five North American major professional sports leagues, showing the number of league championships each city has won. The championships won are recorded for the cities only, not the individual franchises. When a team relocates to a new city, the number of championships won in the prior city remain with that city.

Championships counted are only from the dominant league or leagues in each of the four major North American team sports — football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey - as well as soccer.

Football championships include All-America Football Conference, American Football League (the one beginning play in 1960) and National Football League (the one beginning play in 1920) champions up to the first Super Bowl season, and then only Super Bowl champions since. Baseball championships include World Series champions since 1903. Basketball championships include those from the National Basketball Association; its forerunner, the Basketball Association of America; and the American Basketball Association (the one beginning play in 1967). Ice hockey championships include World Hockey Association champions and all teams who won the Stanley Cup since the end of the Challenge Cup era (ended March 1914[1]). Soccer championships are of the outdoor variety only and include those from the North American Soccer League (the one beginning play in 1968); its forerunners, the United Soccer Association and National Professional Soccer League; and Major League Soccer.

Cities that can claim no titles have been excluded from these rankings unless they are currently represented in at least one of the four major leagues, in which case they have a zero total.

Cities all time[edit]

Current through 2021 NBA Finals

Rank City Country MLB[2] NBA/ABA[3] AAFC/NFL/AFL[4] NHL/WHA[5][6] MLS/NASL[7] 5 Major Sports Championships
1 New York City USA 35 4 9 8 5 61
2 Boston USA 10 17 6 7 0 40
3 Chicago USA 6 6 11 6 3 32
4 Los Angeles USA 7 12 2 3 7 31
5 Montreal Canada 0 - - 26 0 26
6 Detroit USA 4 3 4 11 0 22
6 San Francisco Bay Area USA 7 5 7 0 3 22
8 Philadelphia USA 7 4 5 2 1 19
9 Toronto Canada 2 1 - 13 2 18
10 Pittsburgh USA 5 1 6 5 0 17
11 St. Louis USA 11 1 1 1 0 14
12 Washington, D.C. USA 2 1 5 1 4 13
12 Green Bay USA - - 13 - - 13
12 Cleveland USA 2 1 10 0 0 13
15 Baltimore USA 3 1 5 0 0 9
15 Dallas USA 0 1 6 1 1 9
15 Houston USA 1 2 2 2 2 9
18 Minneapolis USA 2 5 0 0 0 7
18 Kansas City USA 2 0 2 0 3 7
18 Miami USA 2 3 2 0 0 7
21 Denver USA 0 0 3 2 1 6
21 Tampa Bay USA 0 - 2 2 2 6
23 San Antonio USA - 5 - - 0 5
23 Edmonton Canada - - - 5 - 5
23 Cincinnati USA 5 - 0 - 0 5
23 Seattle USA 0 1 1 1 2 5
27 Indianapolis USA - 3 1 0 - 4
27 Ottawa Canada - - - 4 - 4
29 Atlanta USA 1 0 0 0 2 3
29 Milwaukee USA 1 2 0 - - 3
29 Newark USA 0 0 0 3 - 3
29 Winnipeg Canada - - - 3 - 3
33 Canton USA - - 2 - - 2
33 Columbus USA - - 0 0 2 2
33 Portland USA - 1 - 0 1 2
33 Rochester USA - 1 0 - 1 2
33 Salt Lake City USA - 1 - - 1 2
33 Buffalo USA 0 0 2 0 - 2
33 Vancouver Canada - 0 - 1 1 2
40 Akron USA - - 1 - - 1
40 New Orleans USA - 0 1 - - 1
40 Phoenix USA 1 0 0 0 - 1
40 Providence USA - 0 1 - - 1
40 Raleigh USA - 0 - 1 - 1
40 Syracuse USA - 1 - - - 1
40 Tulsa USA - - - - 1 1
40 San Diego USA 0 0 1 0 0 1
40 Louisville USA - 1 0 - - 1
40 Victoria Canada - - - 1 - 1
40 Calgary Canada - - - 1 0 1
40 Quebec City Canada - - - 1 - 1
NR Charlotte USA - 0 0 - - 0
NR Jacksonville USA - - 0 - 0 0
NR Memphis USA - 0 0 - 0 0
NR Nashville USA - - 0 0 0 0
NR Oklahoma City USA - 0 - - - 0
NR Orlando USA - 0 - - 0 0
NR Sacramento USA - 0 - - - 0
NR Las Vegas USA - - 0 0 - 0

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