The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the National Football Conference (NFC) North division. It is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, dating back to 1919 and is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. Home games have been played at Lambeau Field since 1957. Founded in 1919, the franchise traces its lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. Between 1919 and 1920, the Green Bay Packers competed against other semi-pro clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, before joining the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the forerunner of today’s NFL, in 1921. In 1933, the Packers began playing part of their home slate in Milwaukee until changes at Lambeau Field in 1995. The Packers have won 13 league championships, with nine pre-Super Bowl NFL titles and four Super Bowl victories. The Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger. The team struggled through the 1970s and 1980s. The turning point came in the start of the 1990s, and since then the team has enjoyed much regular-season success, making the playoffs 22 times since 1993; however, their only two subsequent Super Bowl wins came in the 1996 season and the 2010 season, with one additional appearance in 1997 that ended in defeat.
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