A celebration of the Lombardi Era, 1959-67

The Lombardi Era and the Green Bay Packers (1959-67)


The Packers of the 1960s, under Coach Vince Lombardi, were one of the most dominant NFL teams in history, winning five league championships in seven years. Green Bay also won the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967. Lombardi arrived in Green Bay in 1959, asserting to Packer fans that "you will be proud of the team because I will be proud of the team." In 1967, after nine winning seasons with the Packers, Lombardi decided to retire as head coach but retained his position as general manager. This commemorative yearbook was produced the following year, in honor of the man who brought glory back to Green Bay. It is reproduced here through the generosity of the Green Bay Packers.


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Creator: Daley, Art; Yuenger, Jack
Pub Data: Green Bay, Wis.: Green Bay Packer Yearbook, 1968. (pamphlet 94-648)
Citation: Daley, Art and Jack Yuenger. The Lombardi Era of the Green Bay Packers (1959-67). (Green Bay, Wis.: Green Bay Packer Yearbook, 1968); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1475 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1475; Visited on: 7/30/2014
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