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Pittsburgh Steelers
Established 1933
Pittsburgh Steelers logo
Logo
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1933–present)

  • Eastern Division (1933–1943, 1945–1949)
  • Western Division (1944)
  • American Conference (1950–1952)
  • Eastern Conference (1953–1969)
    • Century Division (1967–1969)
  • American Football Conference (1970–present)
    • AFC Central (1970–2001)
    • AFC North (2002–present)
Current uniform
AFCN-Uniform-PIT.PNG
Team colors

Black, gold, white

                 
Mascot Steely McBeam
Personnel
Owner(s) The Rooney Family
Chairman Dan Rooney
President Art Rooney II
General manager Kevin Colbert
Head coach Mike Tomlin
Team history
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (1933–1939)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (1940–1942)
  • Phil-Pitt "Steagles" (1943)
  • Card-Pitt (1944)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (1945–present)
Championships

League championships (6)

  • Super Bowl championships (6)
    1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV), 2005 (XL), 2008 (XLIII)

Conference championships (8)

  • AFC: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2008, 2010

Division championships (21)

  • AFC Central: 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001
  • AFC North: 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014
Playoff appearances (28)
  • 1947, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014
Team owner(s)
The Rooney family (1933–present)
Team president(s)
  • Art Rooney (1933–1975)
  • Dan Rooney (1975–2002)
  • Art Rooney II (2002–present)

The Pittsburgh Steelers are an American football team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. They have won six Super Bowls in eight appearances. That is the most that any team has won. They have a rivalry with the Baltimore Ravens. Pittsburgh plays in the AFC North with Baltimore, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Cleveland Browns.

The Steelers are most famous for their defense. In the 1970s, their defense was nicknamed the "Steel Curtain". It helped the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins. Other well-known Steelers defenses include the 1990s "Blitzburgh" defense and the 2000s defense (which was not nicknamed).

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