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Chicago Bears
Established September 17, 1920; 100 years ago (September 17, 1920)
First season: 1920
Chicago Bears logo
Chicago Bears wordmark
Logo Wordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1920–present)

  • Western Division (1933–1949)
  • National Conference (1950–1952)
  • Western Conference (1953–1969)
    • Central Division (1967–1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970–present)
    • Central Division (1970–2001)
    • North Division (2002–present)
Current uniform
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Team colors Navy blue, burnt orange, white
              
Fight song "Bear Down, Chicago Bears"
Mascot Staley Da Bear
Personnel
Owner(s) Virginia Halas McCaskey
Chairman George McCaskey
President Ted Phillips
General manager Ryan Pace
Head coach Matt Nagy
Team history
  • Decatur Staleys (1920)
  • Chicago Staleys (1921)
  • Chicago Bears (1922–present)
Team nicknames
  • Da Bears
  • The Monsters of the Midway
Championships

League championships (9)

  • NFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger) (8)
    1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963
  • Super Bowl championships (1)
    1985 (XX)

Conference championships (4)

  • NFL Western: 1956, 1963
  • NFC: 1985, 2006

Division championships (19)

  • NFL Western: 1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946
  • NFC Central: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 2001
  • NFC North: 2005, 2006, 2010, 2018
Playoff appearances (26)
  • NFL: 1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1950, 1956, 1963, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2018
Team owner(s)
  • A.E. Staley Company (1920–1921)
  • George Halas and Dutch Sternaman (1921–1932)
  • George Halas (1932–1983)
  • Virginia Halas McCaskey (1983–present)
Team president(s)

The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago. The Bears compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) North division. The Bears have won nine NFL Championships, including one Super Bowl, and hold the NFL record for the most enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the most retired jersey numbers. The Bears have also recorded more victories than any other NFL franchise.

The franchise was founded in Decatur, Illinois, on September 17, 1920, and moved to Chicago in 1921. It is one of only two remaining franchises from the NFL's founding in 1920, along with the Arizona Cardinals, which was originally also in Chicago. The team played home games at Wrigley Field on Chicago's North Side through the 1970 season; they now play at Soldier Field on the Near South Side, next to Lake Michigan. The Bears have a long-standing rivalry with the Green Bay Packers.

The team headquarters, Halas Hall, is in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest, Illinois. The Bears practice at adjoining facilities there during the season, and began hosting Training Camp at Halas Hall in 2020 after major renovations.

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