Postseason games are a time of great anticipation as the top 14 teams across both Divisions fight it out for a spot in the Super Bowl. Winning the Vince Lombardi trophy is a matter of great pride for the team and also the players. The commemorative Championship ring customised for the winning team is something that cements a player’s legacy in the Super Bowl lore.
Some players like Tom Brady or Hall of Famer Charles Haley have an impressive collection of Super Bowl rings. Appearing in the Super Bowl is a great accomplishment itself but the players who make the difference in these matches go down as some of the best in history. Here is to looking back at the players with the most super bowl wins and appearances.
Players with Most Super Bowl Wins
While many players have won the Super Bowl, an elite few have featured time and again to compete for the Vince Lombardi trophy. The first name that features when Super Bowl wins are mentioned is that of Tom Brady. With 7 wins in 10 appearances, Tom Brady is the player with the most Super Bowl wins. Charles Haley comes second with 5 wins. There are multiple players with 4 Super Bowl wins. Here is a look at the list of players with the most Super Bowl wins (at least 4).
|Tom Brady||Quarterback||7||New England Patriots (6), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1)|
|Charles Haley||Linebacker||5||San Francisco 49ers (2), Dallas Cowboys (3)|
|Marv Fleming||Tight End||4||Green Bay Packers (2), Miami Dolphins (2)|
|Ted Hendricks||Linebacker||4||Indianapolis Colts (1), Raiders (3)|
|Matt Millen||Linebacker||4||Raiders (2), San Francisco 49ers (1), Washington Redskins (1)|
|Bill Romanowski||Linebacker||4||San Francisco 49ers (2), Denver Broncos (2)|
|Adam Vinatieri||Placekicker||4||New England Patriots (3), Indianapolis Colts (1)|
|22 Pittsburgh Players*||Multiple positions||4||Pittsburgh Steelers (4)|
|6 San Francisco Players**||Multiple positions||4||San Francisco 49ers (4)|
* Pittsburgh Steelers Players- Terry Bradshaw (QB), Franco Harris (WR), Lynn Swann (WR), John Stallworth (WR), Mel Blount (DB), Jack Ham (LB), Mike Webster (C), Donnie Shell (DB), L.C. Greenwood (DE), Rocky Bleier (RB), Gerry Mullins (G), Larry Brown (TE/T), Mike Wagner (DB), JT Thomas (DB), Loren Toews (LB), Jon Kolb (T), Sam Davis (G), Steve Furness (DT), Dwitght White (DE), Randy Grossman (TE), Joe Greene (DT)
** San Franciso 49ers Players- Joe Montana (QB), Keena Turner (LB), Eric Wright (DB), Mike Wilson (WR), Ronnie Lot (DB), Jesse Sapolu (OL)
Players with most Super Bowl wins with different teams
Winning the Super Bowl with one team is a prestigious moment for any NFL player. Throughout their careers, there are many players who win the Vince Lombardi trophy more than once. Players like Tom Brady, Charles Haley and Marv Fleming are the top 3 players with the most Super Bowl wins.
However, these players have only won the Super Bowl with either one or two teams. If we have to look at the players with the most Super Bowl wins with different teams, there are only two players who feature on this list. One is linebacker Matt Millen (4 Super Bowls with 3 different teams) and the other is running back and return specialist Kenjon Barner (3 Super Bowls with 3 teams).
|Matt Millen - LB||Los Angeles Raiders (Millen won his first Super Bowl when the Raiders were still Oakland Raiders)||XV (1981), XVIII (1984)|
|San Francisco 49ers||XXIV (1990)|
|Washington Redskins||XXVI (1992)|
|Kenjon Barner- RB and Return Specialist||Philadelphia Eagles||LII (2018)|
|New England Patriots||LIII (2019)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||LV (2021)|
Player with consecutive back to back Super Bowl wins
There are eight teams who have won the Super Bowl back. Starting with the first instance in Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II (won by the Green Bay Packers) the latest consecutive win has been by the New England Patriots (Super Bowl XXXVIII and XXXIX).
However, only one player ever has won three consecutive Super Bowls and that is linebacker Ken Norton Jr. He won two consecutive Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys (XXVII, XXVIII). He joined the San Francisco 49ers during his first year of free agency and won the Super Bowl (XXIX) with them too.
|XXVII||1992 season||Dallas Cowboys|
|XXVIII||1993 season||Dallas Cowboys|
|XXIX||1994 season||San Francisco 49ers|
Most Super Bowl Wins - Player and Coach: Which duo has won the most Super Bowls?
Bill Belichick has been the head coach of the New England Patriots since 2000. During his first year, he had drafted Tom Brady as a backup to quarterback Drew Bledsoe. The coach-quarterback duo has since made history. They are the top coach and player duo in the history of the league by a mile. Brady and Belichick enjoyed 6 Super Bowl wins together. Here are the Super Bowl wins by the duo of Belichick and Brady.
|XXXVI||2001||St. Louis Rams (now L.A. Rams)||20-17|
Complete list of most Super Bowl Wins by a Quarterback
Touchdown passes can make or break a game and Super Bowls throughout the history have seen some great quarterback plays. The most successful NFL Super Bowl player ever is quarterback Tom Brady. He ranks the highest among 35 different quarterbacks who have won the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Along with Brady, there are also great names like Joe Montana and the legendary Terry Bradshaw. Here are the top 12 quarterbacks with the most Super Bowl wins.
|Name||Number of Wins|
Active Players with Most Super Bowl Wins
Being the oldest player to have ever won a Super Bowl at 43, Tom Brady is still pursuing another chance to win the Vince Lombardi trophy. With 7 wins, Brady is the active player with the most Super Bowl Wins. With no other player near Brady’s record, the other active players have 3 or fewer Super Bowl wins. Most of the players have played for the New England Patriots (the most successful NFL team of the past decade) and still continue to play for them. Here are the active players with the most Super Bowl victories ( at least 2).
|Tom Brady||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7|
|Nate Ebner||New York Giants||3|
|Duron Harmon||Atlanta Falcons||3|
|Dont’a Hightower||New England Patriots||3|
|Marcus Cannon||Houston Texans||3|
|Rob Gronowski||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3|
|Devin McCourty||New England Patriots||3|
|Matthew Slater||New England Patriots||3|
|Kyle Van Noy||New England Patriots||2|
|James White||New England Patriots||2|
|David Andrews||New England Patriots||2|
|Malcolm Brown||Miami Dolphins||2|
|Joe Cardona||New England Patriots||2|
|Trey Flowers||Detroit Lions||2|
|Brandon King||New England Patriots||2|
|Shaquille Mason||New England Patriots||2|
|Joe Thurney||Kansas City Chiefs||2|
|Jonathan Jones||New England Patriots||2|
|Ted Karas||New England Patriots||2|
|Elandon Roberts||Miami Dolphins||2|
|Shaquil Barrett||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2|
|Danny Amendola||Houston Texans||2|
|Brandon Bolden||New England Patriots||2|
|Logan Ryan||New York Giants||2|
|Cameron Fleming||Denver Broncos||2|
Players with the most Super Bowl Rings in NFL History
Super Bowl rings are a nice commemoration for the players who win the trophy for their team. The golden rings with diamonds on top are a nice addition to any NFL player’s collection. With each team eyeing the Super Bowl spot, the Super Bowl rings are an added bonus to the journey to Super Bowl victory. With every Super Bowl match, there are players who eagerly wait to win their first Super Bowl rings while others add to their tally. Here is a look at the players with the most Super Bowl rings.
|Player||Number of Super Bowl Rings|
|Tom Brady- QB (active player)||7|
|Charles Haley- LB||5|
|Ted Hendricks- LB||4|
|Marv Fleming- TE||4|
|Matt Millen- LB||4|
|Bill Romanowski- LB||4|
|Adam Vinatieri- K (active player)||4|
|Joe Montana- QB||4|
|Keena Turner- LB||4|
|Eric Wright- CB||4|
|Mike Wilson- WR||4|
|Ronnie Lott- DB||4|
|Jesse Sapolu- OL||4|
|Terry Bradshaw- QB||4|
|Franco Harris- FB||4|
|Lynn Swann- WR||4|
|John Stallworth- WR||4|
|Mel Blount- DB||4|
|Jack Ham- LB||4|
|Mike Webster- C||4|
|Donnie Shell- DB||4|
|L.C. Greenwood- DE||4|
|Rocky Bleier- RB||4|
|Gerry Mullins- G||4|
|Larry Brown- TE/T||4|
|Mike Wagner- DE||4|
|J.T. Thomas- DB||4|
|Loren Toews- LB||4|
|Jon Kolb- T||4|
|Sam Davis- G||4|
|Steve Furness - DT||4|
|Dwight White- DE||4|
|Randy Grossman- TE||4|
|Joe Greene- DE||4|
Players with the most Super Bowl Appearances in NFL History
Not many players are fortunate enough to feature in even one Super Bowl game throughout their career. Although many make it to the playoffs, the Super Bowl spot is reserved only for a select few who grind it throughout the season and the playoff games. Only one team takes the Super Bowl victory but there are many players who have come close to it even if they haven’t won. Here is a look back at the players who have had the most Super Bowl appearances in the history of the league.