The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League between the winners of the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC).
Established in 1966, the Super Bowl replaced the NFL Championship game. The first winners of the trophy were the Green Bay Packers, who beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10, on 15th January 1967.
Victorious teams are now awarded the ‘Vince Lombardi’ trophy, named after who many believe to be the greatest coach in NFL history, and the winner of the first two Super Bowls, both with the Packers.
Last season saw the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles battle it out in Super Bowl LVII, with the Chiefs coming out on top 38-35.
In Super Bowl history, 20 different teams have lifted the trophy, with 15 doing it more than once. Whilst 12 teams have never won, there are four teams who have never reached the big game (Browns, Lions, Jaguars, Texans). The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots, both in the AFC, have won six each, with the Patriots doing so in 11 appearances, the most in the NFL. In the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have both won five times, the Cowboys appearing in eight.
It is amongst the world’s most watched sporting events, only second behind the UEFA Champions League final as the most popular annual club sporting event.