The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The National Football Conference North division of the National Football League is home to the Packers.
George Whitney Calhoun and Earl “Curly” Lambeau established the Packers in 1919. The franchise’s beginnings may be traced back to semi-pro teams in Green Bay as early as 1896. The Packers played semi-pro football in Wisconsin and the Midwest from 1919 to 1920 before entering the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the predecessor to the modern NFL, in 1921.
The Green Bay area is by far the smallest major league professional sports market in North America. With nine regular-season NFL titles and four Super Bowl victories, the Packers have won a record 13 league championships, which is the most in NFL history. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967, becoming the first NFL team to defeat the AFL prior to the AFL-NFL merger.
The Packers made their first two Super Bowl appearances under Vince Lombardi’s leadership, who is honored with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Following that, they triumphed in two more Super Bowls, in 1996 and 2010, respectively, under the direction of head coaches Mike Holmgren and Mike Mccarthy. When regular season and postseason games are included, the Packers hold the best win-loss record (.571) and the most victories (804) in NFL history.
How much are the Packers worth?
The Green Bay Packers are currently worth $3.48 billion.