Los Angeles Chargers

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Los Angeles Chargers
Established 1960
Play in Carson, California
League/conference affiliations

American Football League (1960-1969)

  • Western Division (1960-1969)

National Football League (1970–present)

Current uniform
Team colors Navy, Gold, Powder Blue, White
Fight song San Diego Super Chargers
Owner(s) Alex Spanos
(George Pernicano, minority owner with 3% share)
General manager Tom Telesco
Head coach Mike McCoy
Team history
  • Los Angeles Chargers (1960)
  • San Diego Chargers (1961–2016)
  • Los Angeles Chargers (2017–present)
Team nicknames
[Bolts], Super Chargers

League championships (1)

  • AFL Championships (1)

Conference championships (1)

  • AFC: 1994

Division championships (13)

  • AFL West: 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965
  • AFC West: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2006, 2007
Home fields
  • a.k.a. San Diego Stadium (1968–1980)
  • a.k.a. Jack Murphy Stadium (1981–1997)

The Los Angeles Chargers are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. They are currently part of the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team first played in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. The club spent its first season in Los Angeles before moving to San Diego in 1961, becoming the San Diego Chargers[1] and spending 56 seasons in that city before moving back to the Los Angeles area in January 2017. The team will play the 2017 and 2018 seasons at the StubHub Center, a soccer stadium in suburban Carson that serves as home to the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer, before joining the Los Angeles Rams at the new stadium that the Rams are building in another Los Angeles suburb, Inglewood.[2][3][4]

Since 2013, Phillip Rivers has been the quarterback. The original team logo was a charging horse. Over time, the logo evolved into a lightning bolt, a play on a different meaning of "charge". The team wears navy blue jerseys and white pants for most home games, white jerseys and navy pants for road games, and powder blue jerseys with white pants for designated home games. There is a gold bolt on the jersey that is outlined in both powder blue and navy.

Citations[change | change source]

  1. Chronology Chargers.com. Accessed 01 May 2008.
  2. Spanos, Dean (January 12, 2017). "Letter From Dean Spanos". San Diego Chargers. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  3. "Chargers to Relocate to Los Angeles". San Diego Chargers. January 12, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  4. "Chargers announce decision to relocate to Los Angeles". National Football League. January 12, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2017.