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Cleveland Browns
Established 1946
League/conference affiliations

All-America Football Conference (1946–1949)

  • Western Division (1946–1948)

National Football League (1950–present)

  • American Conference (1950–1952)
  • Eastern Conference (1953–1969)
    • Century Division (1967–1969)
  • American Football Conference (1970–1995; 1999–present)
    • AFC Central (1970–1995; 1999–2001)
    • AFC North (2002–present)
Current uniform
Team colors Brown, Orange, White
Personnel
Owner(s) Jimmy Haslam
General manager Phil Savage
Head coach Hue Jackson
Team history
  • Cleveland Browns (1946–1995)
  • Suspended operations (1996–1998)
  • Cleveland Browns (1999–present)
Championships

League championships (8)

  • AAFC Championships (4)
    1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
  • NFL Championships (4)
    1950, 1954, 1955, 1964

Conference championships (11)

  • NFL American: 1950, 1951, 1952
  • NFL Eastern: 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969

Division championships (13)

  • AAFC Western: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
  • NFL Century: 1967, 1968, 1969
  • AFC Central: 1971, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989

The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division. The Browns play their home games at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The Browns' official colors are brown, orange and white. They are unique among the 32 member franchises of the NFL in that they do not have a logo on their helmets and are the only team named after a specific person, original coach Paul Brown.

Logos and uniforms

Logos

The Browns are the only National Football League team without a helmet logo. The logoless helmet serves as the Browns' official logo.

The organization has used several promotional logos throughout the years; players' numbers were painted on the helmets from the 1957 to 1960; and an unused "CB" logo was created in 1965, But for much of their history, the Browns' helmets have been an unadorned burnt orange color with a top stripe of dark brown (officially called "seal brown") divided by a white stripe.

The team has had various promotional logos throughout the years, such as the "Brownie Elf" mascot or a Brown "B" in a white football. While Art Modell did away with the Brownie Elf in the mid-1960s, believing it to be too childish, its use has been revived under the current ownership.

The popularity of the Dawg Pound section at First Energy Stadium has led to a brown and orange dog being used for various Browns functions. But overall, the orange, logo-less helmet continues as the primary trademark of the Cleveland Browns.

On February 24, 2015, the team unveiled its new logos and word marks, the only differences being minor color changes to the helmet with the helmet logo remaining largely as is.

On April 14, 2015, the Cleveland Browns unveiled their new uniform combinations, consisting of the team's colors of orange, brown and white.

Ring of Honor

Beginning in 2010, the Browns established a Ring of Honor, honoring the greats from the past by having their names displayed around the upper deck of FirstEnergy Stadium. The inaugural class in the Browns Ring of Honor was unveiled during the home opener on September 19, 2010, and featured the 16 Hall of Famers listed above who went into the Hall of Fame as Browns.

Statues

The team has honored two of its alumni with statues - late owner Alfred Lerner (in front of the team's headquarters/practice facility), and Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown (in front of First Energy Stadium).

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