Kansas City Chiefs

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Kansas City Chiefs
Established 1960
Play in Kansas City, Missouri
League/conference affiliations

American Football League (1960-1969)

  • Western Division (1960-1969)

National Football League (1970–present)

Current uniform
Team colorsRed, White and Gold
MascotK. C. Wolf (1985-present) Warpaint (1963-1988)
Owner(s)Hunt Sports Group
(Clark Hunt, chairman)[1]
General managerCarl Peterson
Head coachAndy Reid
Team history
League championships (3)†
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (8)
  • AFL West: 1962, 1966
  • AFC West: 1971, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2019
† - Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL-NFL Super Bowl championships prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger
Home fields

The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team in Kansas City, Missouri. The team is a part of the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Their starting quarterback is Patrick Mahomes II.

Originally called the Dallas Texans, the club was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. The team moved to Kansas City and became the Chiefs in 1963 after then-Kansas City mayor H. Roe Bartle promised the team they would have more ticket sales. The Chiefs then joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL Merger. The Chiefs hold the distinction of being the second AFL team (after the New York Jets) to beat an NFL club in an AFL-NFL World Championship Game when they beat the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.

The term "chief" is sometimes considered to be insulting to Native Americans. There has been no serious effort to change the team's nickname. They have used an arrowhead as their symbol for a long time. They also named their home field Arrowhead Stadium.

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson (center). Under him you can see the Chiefs helmet, with the logo.

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  1. The four children of Lamar Hunt have split ownership of the Chiefs franchise into 25% shareholdings. Clark Hunt, being the Chairman of the Board, will represent the Hunt Family in the ownership.