Minnesota Vikings

National Football League team

The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings play in the National Football Conference of the National Football League (NFL). They are in the NFC North division. The Vikings have won their division 16 times, which is the third most among teams that are playing in the NFL now. They appeared in four Super Bowls during the 1970s, and lost all four of them. Their home field is the U.S. Bank Stadium

Minnesota Vikings
Established 1961
Play in U.S. Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, Minnesota
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1961–present)

  • Western Conference (1961-1969)
    • Central Division (1967-1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970-present)
    • NFC Central (1970-2001)
    • NFC North (2002-present)
Current uniform
Team colorsPurple, Gold, White
Fight songSkol, Vikings
MascotViktor the Viking
Owner(s)Zygi Wilf
General managerRick Spielman
Head coachMike Zimmer
Team history
  • Minnesota Vikings (1961–present)
Team nicknames
The Vikes, The Purple, The Purple People Eaters
League championships (1)
Conference championships (4)
  • NFL Western: 1969
  • NFC: 1973, 1974, 1976
Division championships (16)
  • NFL Central: 1968, 1969
  • NFC Central: 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000
Home fields

The team is called the Vikings because the state of Minnesota was settled by a great many people of Scandinavian ancestry. The historical Vikings originated in Scandinavia.

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