Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles
Current season
Established July 8, 1933 (July 8, 1933)[1]
First season: 1933
Play in Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia)
Headquartered in the NovaCare Complex (Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Eagles logo
Philadelphia Eagles wordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1933–present)

  • Eastern Division (1933–1949)
  • American Conference (1950–1952)
  • Eastern Conference (1953–1969)
    • Capitol Division (1967–1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970–present)
Current uniform
Philadelphia eagles uniforms.png
Team colorsMidnight green, silver, black, white[2][3]
Fight song"Fly, Eagles Fly"
Owner(s)Jeffrey Lurie[4]
ChairmanJeffrey Lurie
CEOJeffrey Lurie
PresidentDon Smolenski
Head coachNick Sirianni
General managerHowie Roseman
Team history
  • Philadelphia Eagles (1933–1942; 1944–present)
  • Phil-Pitt "Steagles" (1943)
Team nicknames
  • The Birds
  • The Iggles
League championships (4)
Conference championships (4)
Division championships (14)
Playoff appearances (27)
Home fields

The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia. The Eagles compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. In the 2017 season, the team won Super Bowl LII, their first Super Bowl win in franchise history and their fourth NFL title overall, after winning the championship game in 1948, 1949, and 1960.

The franchise was established in 1933 as a replacement for the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets, when a group led by Bert Bell secured the rights to an NFL franchise in Philadelphia. Bell, Chuck Bednarik, Bob Brown, Brian Dawkins, Reggie White, Steve Van Buren, Tommy McDonald, Greasy Neale, Pete Pihos, Harold Carmichael, Sonny Jurgensen, and Norm Van Brocklin have been inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The team has had an intense rivalry with the New York Giants. This rivalry was the oldest in the NFC East and was among the oldest in the NFL. It was ranked by NFL Network as the number one rivalry of all-time, Sports Illustrated ranks it as the fourth-best rivalry in the NFL,[5] and according to ESPN, it is one of the fiercest and most well-known rivalries in the American football community.[6] They also have a bitter rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys, which has become more high-profile since the 1960s, as well as a historic rivalry with the Washington Football Team. Their rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers is another bitter rivalry known as the battle of Pennsylvania, roughly dating back to 1933.[7]

The team ranked among the best in the league in attendance and sold out every game since the 1999 season.[8][9] The team's fanbase have been cited as one of the most intimidating in the NFL and possibly all sports.[10]

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  3. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles Team Capsule". 2020 Official National Football League Record and Fact Book. NFL Enterprises, LLC. August 17, 2020. Archived from the original on August 19, 2020. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
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  5. ^ "Top 10 NFL Rivalries Of All Time: No. 4 Giants-Eagles". Sports Illustrated. December 15, 2005. Archived from the original on September 17, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Chadiha, Jeffri (October 31, 2007). "Ranking the NFL's best rivalries: Where does Colts-Pats fit?". Archived from the original on October 22, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2008.
  7. ^ Bryan, Dave (September 20, 2016). "After 8 Straight Losses, Steelers Looking For Philadelphia Freedom Sunday Against Eagles". Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  8. ^ Fox, Ashley (January 4, 2014). "Fans always have Eagles' back". ESPN. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  9. ^ Clark, Kevin (July 2, 2012). "Game Changer: NFL Scrambles to Fill Seats". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  10. ^ Smith, Howard (December 7, 2011). "NFL Players Poll: Most Intimidating Fans". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 14, 2015.