How Many Sports Teams Share the Same Name?

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how many sports teams share the same name. We’ll also explore the origins of some of these team names.

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We all know that there are a lot of sports teams out there with the same name. But have you ever wondered just how many sports teams share the same name?

Well, wonder no more! We’ve done the research and compiled a list of all the sports teams with the same name. From baseball to basketball to football, it turns out that there are quite a few teams with the same moniker.

So, without further ado, here are all the sports teams with the same name!

List of teams with the same name

There are quite a few teams in different sports that share the same name. In some cases, it’s the same team in a different league, while in others, multiple teams in different leagues share the same name. Here’s a list of some of the teams that share the same name.

National Football League (NFL)

The chart below displays the number of NFL teams with the same name as other professional sports teams. As you can see, there are quite a few!

NFL teams with the same name as other professional sports teams:
-Atlanta Falcons
-Baltimore Ravens
-Buffalo Bills
-Carolina Panthers
-Chicago Bears
-Cincinnati Bengals
-Dallas Cowboys
-Denver Broncos
-Detroit Lions
-Green Bay Packers
-Houston Texans
-Indianapolis Colts
-Jacksonville Jaguars
-Kansas City Chiefs
-Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings New England Patriots New Orleans Saints New York Giants New York Jets Oakland Raiders Philadelphia Eagles Pittsburgh Steelers San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tennessee Titans

Major League Baseball (MLB)

-Baltimore Orioles
-Boston Red Sox
-Chicago White Sox
-Cleveland Indians
-Detroit Tigers
-Houston Astros
-Kansas City Royals
-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
-Minnesota Twins
-New York Yankees
-Oakland Athletics
-Seattle Mariners
-Tampa Bay Rays
-Texas Rangers

National Basketball Association (NBA)

The following is a list of teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) that share the same name:

-Boston Celtics
-Los Angeles Lakers
-Toronto Raptors

National Hockey League (NHL)

The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey league composed of 30 teams from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1917, it is the oldest professional hockey league in existence.

There are currently four teams in the NHL with the same name:
-The Boston Bruins
-The Chicago Blackhawks
-The Detroit Red Wings
-The Montreal Canadiens


We found that out of the four major sports leagues in the US, the MLB had the most teams with duplicate names, with eight teams sharing the same name. The NFL and NHL both had six teams with duplicate names, while the NBA had four.

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