Top 10 Most Heated Rivalries in Sports

  • Published on Jan 6, 2016
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  • kai sane
    kai sane Hour ago

    Chivas vs America ?

  • Ben Cheney
    Ben Cheney 9 hours ago

    Though not very violent. The ashes in cricket (England Vs Australia) could have gone on this list. It is quite a long lasting rivalry.
    Go Australia BTW

  • Tobler One
    Tobler One 13 hours ago +1

    Wayne Rooney hates Liverpool because he supports Everton

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Obi-Wan Kenobi 20 hours ago

    Red wings and avalanche ?

  • Rodolfo Gaming
    Rodolfo Gaming 2 days ago

    Liverpool v Man Utd 6th are you fucking kidding me? They are up there with Barca v Real. Maybe 3rd tops

  • George Gary
    George Gary 2 days ago

    NFL rivals would be great

  • Chris Cooper
    Chris Cooper 3 days ago +1

    Boston has 3 of the top 5 lmao

  • Ryker Santiago
    Ryker Santiago 6 days ago

    Where's shaq and the free throw line?

  • John Ochiltree
    John Ochiltree 6 days ago

    Sorry but any soccer rivalry in South America or Europe are way more intense than any American sport.

  • Eric Day
    Eric Day 7 days ago

    Affirmed, Alydar?

  • Eric Day
    Eric Day 7 days ago +1

    Hatfields, Macoys could not believe they didnt make the list.

  • Eric Day
    Eric Day 7 days ago

    This was a bullshit list as usual, who the hell cares about rugby, and where is the Redwings, Avalanche rivalry and the Cowboys and Redskin rivalry has been dead for a while now. The Philly, Cowboys rivalry is better now. Steelers, Ravens is fierce. Rangers Devils? I know the rest of the world loves Soccer, or Football but I could care less, overrated bullshit rivalries in that sport. The Bruins Canadians is great, but clearly one-sided.

  • Ben Bierman
    Ben Bierman 7 days ago +2

    What about stormers Vs bulls in the superugby

  • Blackblooded
    Blackblooded 7 days ago

    Just say Boston vs some other team in some sport. Montreal in hockey, Lakers in basketball, Jets in football (back in the day). New York in baseball and clam chowder

  • Daniel Frevert
    Daniel Frevert 8 days ago +9

    Just a question...

    Who the hell watches rugby 🏉?¿¿

  • Leandro Martins
    Leandro Martins 9 days ago

    McLaren/Ferrari and Grenal (GREmio x InternacioNAL) deserved at least honourable mentions.

  • Pavlos Rousiamanis
    Pavlos Rousiamanis 10 days ago

    Panathinaicos vs Olympiacos?

  • Sargam Siddiq
    Sargam Siddiq 11 days ago

    no ind vs pak

  • A Man
    A Man 13 days ago

    No Celtic vs Rangers? If you wear one of them jersey's in Glasgow, you'll definitely get stabbed.

  • SOL1D A55A551N
    SOL1D A55A551N 14 days ago

    Canada vs USA????

  • Daniel Racy
    Daniel Racy 15 days ago

    Corinthians x Palmeiras

  • Andy Percy
    Andy Percy 16 days ago

    Texas and O.U.

  • chris jone
    chris jone 19 days ago

    der klassiker bayern vs dortmund

  • Jack McDonald
    Jack McDonald 19 days ago

    Manchester united ⚽️🔴⚪️⚫️

  • Lionel Jose Duterte
    Lionel Jose Duterte 19 days ago

    The Old firm could put all american rivalries to shame, death, discrimination, war and all.

  • darkwolf149 WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF!


  • Francesco ZOSIMO
    Francesco ZOSIMO 22 days ago

    no Roma-Lazio, no Inter-Milan...

  • DJ Siddiki
    DJ Siddiki 22 days ago +2

    India and Pakistan are international clubs? This is why I never subscribed to WatchMojo

  • Brayden Luedke
    Brayden Luedke 23 days ago +1

    Michigan vs Ohio state?

  • David Mitchell
    David Mitchell 23 days ago

    How about Avs & Red Wings

  • Ben G Media
    Ben G Media 24 days ago

    Yankees vs Red Sox isn't #1? You're joking.

  • BillyTheBossMan
    BillyTheBossMan 25 days ago


  • DewStorm88
    DewStorm88 25 days ago

    Also auto racing has had some legendary rivalries too. Petty-Pearson, Dale Earnhardt-everyone (Just kidding, he had rivalries with Rusty Wallace, Terry Labonte, and Darrell Waltrip), Kyle Busch-everyone (another joke), Logano-Kenseth, Prost-Senna, Vettel-Hamilton

  • DewStorm88
    DewStorm88 25 days ago

    College football (American) has some bitter rivalries too. Ohio State-Michigan, Florida-Florida State, Alabama-Auburn, Florida-Georgia, Florida-LSU, Alabama-LSU, Texas-Oklahoma, Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, Oklahoma-Nebraska, Cal-Stanford, and USC-UCLA, just to name some of the great rivalries.

  • ツGod
    ツGod 28 days ago

    worse #1 rivalry no one cares about soccer

  • Macario Miranda
    Macario Miranda Month ago

    What adout america and chivas i mexico

  • Muhammad Saeed
    Muhammad Saeed Month ago

    india vs pakistan?

  • Rauley Shar
    Rauley Shar Month ago

    India vs Pakistan cricket World Cup is undoubtedly # 1 rivalry among all sports of all times.

  • Dhaivat Raval
    Dhaivat Raval Month ago +8

    where is INDIA vs Pakistan, are you serious?

    • Babe Ruth
      Babe Ruth 18 days ago +6

      Watch the BEGINNING of the video

  • Qricke
    Qricke Month ago

    Watchmojo is so American. Let's be honest they don't rely know about international rivalries

  • jaideep patil
    jaideep patil Month ago

    no India vs Pakistan?

  • sai charan immaneni

    Where is India vs Pak?

  • John Cortez
    John Cortez Month ago

    No Tigres vs Rayados!

  • DELPionier 2003
    DELPionier 2003 Month ago

    You should keep an eye on german ice hockey fir example cologne vs düsseldorf or düsseldirf vs Krefeld

  • David Petitt
    David Petitt Month ago

    Wheres Ohio state and Michigan at?

  • Hockeydude 5_87_92_32

    Were is pittsburgh vs pilli it should be much higher

  • Andy Pazdioch
    Andy Pazdioch Month ago

    So no Chicago cubs no Chicago white xox how dare you watch mojo

  • Engei
    Engei Month ago

    How ironic is it that Cowboys and Indians (Redskins) are one of the biggest rivalries in the NFL.

  • Oh Yeah Yeah
    Oh Yeah Yeah Month ago +1

    Bears Packers Should be number 2

  • austin hornfisher
    austin hornfisher Month ago

    Where is Michigan Wolverine and Ohio buckeye’s

  • Power Banana
    Power Banana Month ago

    6:33 4th Super Bowl not 5th

  • The garbage you put in your couch

    so pretty much any latino nation that loses at football

  • Maha Devi
    Maha Devi 2 months ago

    India Vs Pakistan in Cricket

  • shefin mathew
    shefin mathew 2 months ago

    Chicago Bulls vs bad boys pistons

  • Charles Garrett
    Charles Garrett 2 months ago +8

    Top ten NHL rivalries
    10) sharks vs. Kings
    9) blackhawks vs blues
    8) rangers vs. Capitals
    7) rangers vs. Flyers
    6) rangers vs islanders
    5) rangers vs devils
    4) Canadiens vs. Maple leafs
    3) flyers vs. Penguins
    2) blackhawks vs redwings
    1) canadiens vs. Bruins
    Honorable mentions:
    Flames vs. Oilers
    Capitals vs. Penguins
    Redwings vs. Avalanche
    Maple leafs vs. Bruins

    • Obi-Wan Kenobi
      Obi-Wan Kenobi 20 hours ago

      That is so off

    • DC Sports Fan
      DC Sports Fan 11 days ago

      @HTTR Productions Big fan of your channel, dude! And yeah, it's definitely in the top ten.

    • HTTR Productions
      HTTR Productions 11 days ago +2

      Capitals vs Penguins is definitely not an honorable mention

  • Marcus Smith
    Marcus Smith 2 months ago

    You Mean Jets-Pats Didn't Make the List Why Not we always Embarrass The Jets Anyway

  • Mason Oakes
    Mason Oakes 2 months ago

    Ted Williams vs Joe DiMaggio the teams they played on are rivals

    • Mason Oakes
      Mason Oakes 2 months ago

      Ted played for the Red Sox and Joe played for the Yankees

  • Mary Ellen McNeill
    Mary Ellen McNeill 2 months ago +1

    The best rivalry is Columbus blue jackets vs Boston Bruins

  • Tiger Stud26
    Tiger Stud26 3 months ago

    Yeah, "Bear"ly

  • Megalon73
    Megalon73 3 months ago

    Lakers/Celtics is not only the Best rivalry in the NBA. they both saved the NBA from Extinction.
    Without Magic Johnson and Larry Bird the NBA would have The Bad Boys,Bulls KOBE/SHAQ and more in today's NBA. Thank you Los Angeles and Boston.

    • Megalon73
      Megalon73 3 months ago

      @Skeleton Crew Hey I would still cound that, Manly cause both have been former team mates and now there both playing by far two of the Best Teams in the NBA today.

    • Skeleton Crew
      Skeleton Crew 3 months ago +1

      I know this isn't apart of the rivalry but don't you think it's funny that Kyrie Irving is a Celtic and LBJ is a laker

  • Amir Fauzi
    Amir Fauzi 3 months ago

    Couldn’t even include a real madrid goal, clearly a barca fan

  • Motion FLIX
    Motion FLIX 3 months ago +1

    Football would be fool top 10 if this channel wasn't American

  • Motion FLIX
    Motion FLIX 3 months ago


  • Motion FLIX
    Motion FLIX 3 months ago +1

    No way boca juniors vs river plate is the 10th best rivalry no chance there that high at least a top 5

  • White Trash
    White Trash 3 months ago

    The Ashes?

  • RayVlogs
    RayVlogs 3 months ago

    Should have put Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in the NHL in #1 spot

    • Skeleton Crew
      Skeleton Crew 3 months ago

      You don't get how legendary El Clásico is do you

  • Andrew Rand
    Andrew Rand 3 months ago +4

    Giants and Dodgers rivalry are as violent as the Red Sox and Yankees rivalry

  • Wiggywonka
    Wiggywonka 3 months ago

    no one cares about soccer

  • JS 10
    JS 10 3 months ago

    really?? Boca vs river 10th place??? it should be at least #3. this list is trash.

  • Davion Gonzalez
    Davion Gonzalez 4 months ago

    Damm no Michigan vs Ohio

  • xetalq
    xetalq 4 months ago

    Rangers vs Celtic (the ‘Auld Firm’) - the greatest club clash in sports, bar none.
    Nothing else even comes close - never has, never will.

  • SchwarzeWitwe2
    SchwarzeWitwe2 4 months ago


  • Townsvilleball Mapping
    Townsvilleball Mapping 4 months ago

    how 'bout some NRL rivalries huh? Roosters v Rabbitohs? Eels v Bulldogs? Broncos v Cowboys?

  • moshman1313
    moshman1313 4 months ago

    No chiefs and raiders or red wings and avalanche? Too much soccer.

  • MagicKirin1
    MagicKirin1 4 months ago +1

    You start Celtics Lakers with one of the few Lakers win-Boston hate

  • Pedro Diaz
    Pedro Diaz 4 months ago

    Wat about the Mexican clasico

  • Logan Mooney
    Logan Mooney 4 months ago

    Hearts hibs

  • Tyler Loffler
    Tyler Loffler 4 months ago

    I’m just happy to see rugby league getting love

  • Julian
    Julian 4 months ago

    Why would people rather win against their enemy then win the championship? Winning the championship is all that matters in my opinion

  • aiden jones
    aiden jones 4 months ago

    Sorry but if this list doesn’t have the old firm derby that the hatred is based on political, religious, ideologies and geographical then this list is shit and I’m a Brighton fan, also if you can’t put West Ham vs millwall in this which is known as a bloodbath and various different films because the rivalry is that bad then you lot know nothing

  • Kyle Palmer
    Kyle Palmer 4 months ago

    Why is this age restricted?

  • Darren Morris
    Darren Morris 4 months ago

    New South Wales Blues vs Queensland Maroons seems to be tame compared to Wigan Warriors vs Leeds Rhinos, St. Helens or Warrington Wolves.

    • S Wright
      S Wright 3 months ago

      Well the State of Origin is classed as the toughest game to play in majority of players say its tougher and faster then International Football.

  • Adam Finnegan
    Adam Finnegan 4 months ago +1

    How could you put Boca vs River Plate at 10th, it doesn't get much bigger in terms of heated derbies in any sport

  • Michael Aravopoulos
    Michael Aravopoulos 4 months ago

    Leafs vs canadiens

  • matthew .c
    matthew .c 4 months ago

    No Celtic V Rangers. LOL

    ALRIGHT 4 months ago


  • Spencer ward
    Spencer ward 4 months ago

    Michigan v Ohio state

  • rrradodddupa
    rrradodddupa 4 months ago

    My favourite top 12 without particular order (and after that I would think about other sports starting with ice hockey):
    Galatasaray - Fenerbahce
    Lazio - Roma
    Inter - Juventus
    OM - PSG
    Celtic - Rangers
    Cracovia - Wisła
    Schalke - Dortmund
    Millwall - West Ham (for old times)
    Betis - Sevilla
    Boca - River
    FLA - FLU
    Crvena Zvezda - Partizan

  • Republika Ng Walang Kwentang Bidyo

    Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons???

  • Terrell Souden
    Terrell Souden 4 months ago

    Where are the giants and eagles

  • Jamie Doyle
    Jamie Doyle 5 months ago

    Soccer is so damn stupid

  • Mason and Carter2k
    Mason and Carter2k 5 months ago

    Where is bengals Steelers, cardinals cubs, GSW cavs, lad Yankees.

  • Qasim Ali
    Qasim Ali 5 months ago +20

    India and Pakistan never fight like this in sports

  • Satania Mcdowell
    Satania Mcdowell 5 months ago

    Should’ve been the eagles and cowboys instead

  • Howling Burd19
    Howling Burd19 5 months ago

    Jesus Christ this comment section is awful lol

  • Russell Stinson
    Russell Stinson 5 months ago

    No Cubs vs. Cardinals?

  • Paul Hewson
    Paul Hewson 5 months ago +9

    in terms of football only i think it'd be:
    1) Barca - Real
    2) Red Star - Partizan
    3) Celtic - Rangers
    4) Galatasaray - Fenerbache
    5) Ajax - Feyenoord
    6) Man U - Liverpool
    7) Dortmund - Schalke
    8) Benfica - Porto
    9) Olympiacos - Panathanaikos
    10) AC Milan - Inter Milan

    • Paul Hewson
      Paul Hewson 3 months ago

      @Fredvideogames yeah sorry forgot them, i'd maybe put them 3rd or 4th, and bump out the milan derby, or leave them as an honourable mention

    • Motion FLIX
      Motion FLIX 3 months ago

      Were is Roma vs Lazio

    • Motion FLIX
      Motion FLIX 3 months ago

      @Jefferson Huang do u even know the derby it is crazy

    • Motion FLIX
      Motion FLIX 3 months ago

      Barca and real not in the top 8 for me so many better EUROPEAN derbies

    • Fredvideogames
      Fredvideogames 3 months ago +1

      River plate-boca juniors ?

  • MareCZeek 00
    MareCZeek 00 5 months ago

    Rangers vs Celtic?
    Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos?


    Where is bayern vs durtmond

  • Krisu 22
    Krisu 22 5 months ago

    What about Milwall vs West Ham