Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears
Established 1919
Play in Soldier Field
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Bears logo
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1920–present)

Current uniform
Team colors Navy Blue, Burt Orange, White
Head coach Marc Trestman
Team history
  • Decatur Staleys (1919–1920)
  • Chicago Staleys (1921)
  • Chicago Bears (1922–present)
Team nicknames
Da Bears

League championships (9)

Conference championships (4)
Division championships (18)
Home fields

The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team in the National Football League based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears were founded in Decatur, Illinois, by George Halas, in 1919. They were first called the Decatur Staleys, after the A.E. Staley Starch Company which owned the team for its first two seasons. The team has won nine NFL Championships, with the last being in 1985 (Super Bowl XX).[1] They also played in Super Bowl XLI in 2006 against the Indianapolis Colts, but they lost 29-17 to Peyton Manning.[2] The team is owned by Virginia Halas McCaskey,[3] and the general manager is Phil Emery.[4] The team's current head coach is John Fox.

The Bears play their home games at Soldier Field. They played there from 1974-2001 and then 2003-present (Soldier Field was being made new in 2002). The Bears had played at Wrigley Field from 1921-1970. Wrigley Field is the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, and the Bears were named after the Cubs.[5]

Players[change | change source]

Current Chicago Bears roster (8/4/2012)[6]


Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends


Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen



Defensive Backs

Special Teams

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