How many of you are fans of the American Football? Isn’t it a fantastic game?. It’s really a fantastic game as millions of people enjoy this game. Of all the American football teams in this world, Minnesota Vikings is considered as one of the most professional American Football teams of all time. In this article, we are going to discuss the professional American football team, Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings have been playing this popular game for 61 years. They have been able to establish their name in the diamond book of the American football. This prestigious club was established on January 28, 1960. It is owned by Zygi, Leonard and Mark Wilf. The current head coach of this team is Mike Zimmer and the Current President of this Club is Mark Wilf. The General manager and the Chairman of Minnesota Vikings are Rick Spielman and Zygi Wilf.

Quick Info 
Date of EstablishmentJanuary 28, 1960
General Manager Rick Spielman
Current CoachMike Zimmer
Current President Mark Wilf
Current Stadium U.S Bank Stadium
Active since1963
Total Evaluation2.95 Billion Dollars
Jersey ColorPurple, Gold, and White
First Head CoachNorm Van Brocklin

 

History

The American football league or the AFL awarded a franchise to the popular businessman from Minnesota like Bill Boyer, Max Winter, and H.P. SKoglund. They formed an American football team that was unnamed at the time. Later to this group of businessmen, Ole Haugsrud was added to this group. Saly, Ole sold his shares of this club to Duluth Eskimos.

 

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This team began to play in Ole’s High School. The school was called the Viking so you might guess where the original name came from. After years, the Viking began to train at the Bemidji State University. After playing several games and training for several months, they officially named the team, Minnesota Vikings. Their first AFL match was against the Dallas Cowboys. 

Coaches

The Minnesota Vikings were led by a number of legendary coaches. It was first trained under the coaching of Norm Van Brocklin. He trained in this club from 1961 to 1966. After Van, Bud Grant handled this club and he trained this club from 1967-1983. Les Steckel trained this club only for one year. Bud Grant was appointed as the head coach again in 1985. Jerry Burns handled this club from 1986 to 1991.

Norm Van Brocklin
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He was able to make the team strong and united. After Burns, Green handled this club from 1992-2001. Mike Tice then handed this club for 4 years. After Tice, Brad Childress and Leslie Frazier handled this club till 2013. Currently, Mike Zimmer has been a legendary coach for this club. He has been handling this club since 2014.

Current Rosters

The Minnesota Vikings have a number of legendary players who are playing for this team. They have quarterback players like Jake Browning, Kirk Cousins, Kellen Mond, and Nate Stanley. For the Running backs, they have players like Jake Bargas, Ameer Abdullah, Dalvin Cook, and many more. The Vikings have players like Zack Bailey, Garret Bradbury, Blake Brandel, Meson Cole, Cameron Smith, Chad Bebee, Dan Chisena, Justin Jefferson, Bisi Johnson, and many more.

 

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What is the Minnesota Vikings stadium called?

The Minnesota Vikings have played their home matches in a total of 4 stadiums to this day. In the early days, the Viking used to play at the Metropolitan Stadium. After that, from 1982 to 2013, the home ground of the Vikings was Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. They played at the TCF Bank Stadium from 2014 to 1025. Currently, they are playing at the U.S Bank Stadium

Minnesota Vikings
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Logos and Jerseys

The logo for the Minnesota Vikings was designed by the famous cartoonist Karl Hubenthal. He has been a close friend to Norm for so many years. He has also designed the Norseman Logos. The team has a Vikings horn in their helmet. The Vikings wore jerseys of three different colors are Purple, Gold, and White.

Minnesota Vikings
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Achievements

The Minnesota Vikings have won many prestigious leagues in their playing career. They won the League Championship for one time in 1969. The Vikings have won the Conference Championships for 4 times. They have won the division ship championships 20 times.

StatsWins
League championships1
Conference championships4
Division championships20

 

How much is the Minnesota Viking’s net worth?

The Viking has a total evaluation of 2.95 Billion USD. It is currently owned by Zygmunt Wilf. Out of 2.95million, they have a player expense of $246 M USD per year. Minnesota Vikings are sponsored by various popular Media Partners such as KFAN 100.3FM, KTLK AM 1130, and many more.

 

Social Media

Minnesota Vikings are officially active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with a huge number of followers.

Instagram-1M followers

Twitter-1.3 Million Followers

Facebook– 2M followers.

 

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