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San Diego Chargers
Established 1960
League/conference affiliations

American Football League (1960-1969)

  • Western Division (1960-1969)

National Football League (1970–present)

Current uniform
Team colors Navy, Gold, Powder Blue, White
Fight song San Diego Super Chargers
Owner(s) Alex Spanos
(George Pernicano, minority owner with 3% share)
General manager Tom Telesco
Head coach Mike McCoy
Team history
  • Los Angeles Chargers (1960)
  • San Diego Chargers (1960–present)
Team nicknames
[Bolts], Super Chargers

League championships (1)

  • AFL Championships (1)

Conference championships (1)

  • AFC: 1994

Division championships (13)

  • AFL West: 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965
  • AFC West: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2006, 2007

The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego, California. They are currently part of the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). They were first called the Los Angeles Chargers, the team was started in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. The club spent its first season in Los Angeles, California before moving to San Diego in 1961.

As of 2013, Phillip Rivers is the quarterback. The original team logo was a charging horse. Over time, the logo evolved into a lightning bolt, a play on a different meaning of "charge". The team wears navy blue jerseys and white pants for most home games, white jerseys and navy pants for road games, and powder blue jerseys with white pants for designated home games. There is a gold bolt on the jersey that is outlined in both powder blue and navy.

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