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Los Angeles Chargers
Chargers helmet Chargers
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Information
League NFL NFL
Conference AFC AFC
Division AFC West
Established 1960 (joined NFL in 1970)
Home field StubHub Center
City Carson, California
Uniforms
Chargers color uniform Chargers white uniform Chargers alternate uniform
Color White Alternate
Championships
League
AFL 1
1963
Super Bowls
Lombardi Trophy logo gray 0
None
Conference
Conference Championship logo2 1
1994
Division
15
1960 • 1961 • 1963
1964 • 1965 • 1979
1980 • 1981 • 1992
1994 • 2004 • 2006
2007 • 2008 • 2009

The Los Angeles Chargers, also nicknamed the Bolts or Super Chargers, are a professional football team based in Carson, California. They are members of the National Football League (NFL) as part of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the AFC West division. Established in 1960, the Chargers are currently playing in StubHub Center until they share a stadium with the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, California, starting in 2019.

The club began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL), spending its first season in Los Angeles then moving to San Diego in 1961. The Chargers won one AFL Championship in 1963 before joining the NFL in 1970 as part of the AFL-NFL Merger. The Chargers appeared in Super Bowl XXIX in 1994, losing to the San Francisco 49ers. The Chargers played in San Diego up until 2016 when they opted to relocate to Los Angeles to join the Rams in their Inglewood stadium.

Since 1970 when the Chargers joined the NFL, the Green Bay Packers have defeated the Chargers in nine out of ten head-to-head regular season games, the highest winning percentage (90%) the Packers hold against all current NFL teams. The Chargers lone victory came during the 1984 season.

NFL Team historyEdit

FoundingEdit

The San Diego Chargers were established with seven other American Football League (AFL) teams in 1959. As owner, Barron Hilton agreed after his general manager, Frank Ready picked the "Chargers" name when he purchased an AFL franchise for Los Angeles, naming it the Los Angeles Chargers.

“I liked it because they were yelling ‘charge’ and sounding the bugle at Dodgers Stadium and at USC games.”

Despite Hilton's appreciation for the Los Angeles chant, the Chargers only played one season in Los Angeles. In 1961, the franchise moved 120 miles south to San Diego, renaming themselves the San Diego Chargers.

MembershipEdit

League affiliations
AFL American Football League (1960-1969)
  • Western Division (1960–1969)
NFL National Football League (1970-present)

AchievementsEdit

Achievements
AP Most Valuable Player Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Super Bowl MVP
2006 Tomlinson06 L. Tomlinson 1982 Fouts1 Dan Fouts
2006 Tomlinson06 L. Tomlinson

Packers RivalryEdit

Chargers
Packers
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers
Packers lead series 9–1
Season Date Winning team Score Stadium Series Box
1970 Oct. 12 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 22–20 San Diego Stadium* 1–0 Football icon
1974 Nov. 24 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 34–0 Lambeau Field 2–0 Football icon
1978 Nov. 24 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 24–3 San Diego Stadium* 3–0 Football icon
1984 Oct. 7 Chargers helmet San Diego Chargers L 28–34 Lambeau Field 3–1 Football icon
1993 Dec. 12 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 20–13 Jack Murphy Stadium* 4–1 Football icon
1996 Sep. 15 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 42–10 Lambeau Field 5–1 Football icon
1999 Oct. 24 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 31–3 Qualcomm Stadium* 6–1 Football icon
2003 Dec. 14 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 38–21 Qualcomm Stadium* 7–1 Football icon
2007 Sep. 23 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 31–24 Lambeau Field 8–1 Football icon
2011 Nov. 6 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 45–38 Qualcomm Stadium* 9–1 Football icon
2015 Oct. 18 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 27–20 Lambeau Field 10–1 Football icon
Note*: Qualcomm Stadium was previously known as San Diego Stadium (1967–1980) and Jack Murphy Stadium (1981–1997).

External linksEdit

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