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Minnesota Vikings
Established 1961
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 colors Purple, Gold, White
Fight song Skol, Vikings
Mascot Viktor the Viking
Owner(s) Zygi Wilf
General manager Rick Spielman
Head coach Mike Zimmer
Team history
  • Minnesota Vikings (1961–present)
Team nicknames
The Vikes, The Purple, The Purple People Eaters

League championships (1)

  • NFL 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

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 have been part of the 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.

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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