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Kansas City Chiefs
Established 1960
League/conference affiliations

American Football League (1960-1969)

  • Western Division (1960-1969)

National Football League (1970–present)

Current uniform
Team colors Red, White and Gold

K. C. Wolf (1985-present)

Warpaint (1963-1988)
Owner(s) The Hunt Family
(Clark Hunt, chairman)
General manager Carl Peterson
Head coach Herman Edwards
Team history
  • Dallas Texans (1960-1962)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (1963–present)

League championships (3)†

  • AFL Championships (3)
    1962, 1966, 1969
  • AFL-NFL Super Bowl championships (1)
    1969 (IV)
Conference championships (0)

Division championships (7)

  • AFL West: 1962, 1966
  • AFC West: 1971, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2003
† - 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

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).

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 term "chief" is sometimes considered to be insulting to American Indians. 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.

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.

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

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