Being successful during the regular season is important in the NFL, but a team’s success is often based on their performance in the playoffs. Sure, the New England Patriots were the most dominant team in football for practically 20 years, but it was their nine Super Bowl appearances and six Super Bowl victories that stick out in people’s minds. While some teams are still looking for their first Super Bowl victory, there are a handful of teams who’ve been able to lift the Lombardi Trophy on more than one occasion. From the New England Patriots to the New York Giants, here are the top six teams with the most franchise Super Bowl wins of all time.
As previously mentioned, the New England Patriots have been the kings of the Super Bowl over the last twenty years. Their first victory came in 2001 when they defeated the Rams. They then won back-to-back titles in 2004 and 2005, before going on a bit of Super Bowl-hiatus. After a nine-year break, the Pats won their fourth title in 2014, their fifth in 2017, and their sixth against the Rams in 2019.
Though they didn’t win their six Super Bowl titles as recently as the Patriots, the Pittsburgh Steelers are tied with New England for most all-time victories. In fact, four of their titles came in the ‘70s thanks to superstar quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Then, after a few decades of not winning a Super Bowl, the Steelers won their fifth and sixth rings in 2006 and 2009.
The Dallas Cowboys haven’t been very good in recent years, but they were a powerhouse back in the 70s and the 90s. They managed to win Super Bowls in 1972 and 1978, along with winning back-to-back trophies in 1993 and 1994. Their most recent Super Bowl victory was in 1996, so it’s been almost 25 years since they’ve lifted the Lombardi Trophy.
Thanks to Joe Montana, the 49ers were one of the best teams in the NFL back in the ‘80s. The team managed to win three Super Bowls in the ‘80s (1982, 1985, and 1989) as well as two in the ‘90s (1990 and 1995). Despite not having won a Super Bowl in 25 years, the 49ers have managed to make a Super Bowl in recent years, having most recently lost the 2020 title game to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls — in 1967 and 1968, respectively — so it’s no surprise the trophy is named after their iconic coach, Vince Lombardi. They managed to win their third title in 1997 before winning their most recent with Aaron Rodgers in 2011.
The New York Giants were not able to win their first Super Bowl until 1986, but they won their second just four years later in 1990. They then managed to win their third and fourth Super Bowls by beating the New England Patriots both times, first in 2007 and then in 2012.