Los Angeles Chargers
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Information
League NFL.gif NFL
Conference AFC.png AFC
Division AFC West
Established 1960 (joined NFL in 1970)
Home field SoFi Stadium
City Inglewood, California
Uniforms
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Color White Alternate
Home Field
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Championships
League
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1963
Super Bowls
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None
Conference
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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 Inglewood, 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 currently play in SoFi Stadium, with which they share with the NFC's Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, California.

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.gif Team history[edit | edit source]

Founding[edit | edit source]

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.

On January 12, 2017, the Chargers opted to leave San Diego to move back to the Los Angeles area after more than half a century away, planning to join the Los Angeles Rams in their new Inglewood stadium once completed in 2020. The decision came from current owner Dean Spanos as Qualcomm Stadium was becoming severely outdated and the team could not find any funding help from the city to build a new one.

Membership[edit | edit source]

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

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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

Packers.png Rivalry[edit | edit source]

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

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