The Green Bay Packers are a professional football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are one of the founding members of the National Football League (NFL) and represent one of the most historic and beloved American football franchises. Founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau and George Calhoun, the team draws its name from the apartment packing company founded by Lambeau. The Packers are known for being a unique franchise in the NFL, as they are the only team to be entirely owned by the local community. In fact, the team is owned by over 360,000 shareholders who collectively own over five million shares. This widespread ownership model represents a very close bond between the team and the Green Bay community, creating incredible loyalty among fans.
Historically, the Packers boast numerous successes, including 13 NFL titles, including four Super Bowls. Among the most iconic moments in the team's history is what became known as "The Ice Bowl" in 1967, when the Packers faced the Dallas Cowboys in a championship game in extreme cold that reached -25°C. The current coach of the Packers is Matt LaFleur, while quarterback Aaron Rodgers undoubtedly represents one of the key figures of the team. With extraordinary talent, Rodgers led the Packers to a Super Bowl victory in 2010 and is considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. The history and tradition of the Green Bay Packers, combined with the unconditional support of their fans, have made the team an icon in the world of American football, as well as a symbol of the strength of the community.