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San Diego Chargers
Established 1961
Ended 2016
San Diego Chargers logo
San Diego Chargers wordmark
Logo Wordmark
League/conference affiliations

American Football League (1961–1969)

  • Western Division (1961–1969)

National Football League (1970–2016)

Uniform
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Team colors Navy blue, powder blue, gold, white
                   
Fight song San Diego Super Chargers
Personnel
Owner(s) Barron Hilton (1961–1966)
Eugene Klein and Sam Schulman (1966–1984)
Alex Spanos (1984–2016)
General manager Sid Gillman (1961–1970)
Harland Svare (1971–1975)
Johnny Sanders (1976–1986)
Steve Ortmayer (1987–1989)
Bobby Beathard (1990–2000)
John Butler (2001–2003)
A. J. Smith (2003–2013)
Tom Telesco (2013–2016)
Head coach Sid Gillman (1961–1969, 1971)
Charlie Waller (1969–1970)
Harland Svare (1971 –1973)
Ron Waller (1973)
Tommy Prothro (1974–1978)
Don Coryell (1978–1986)
Al Saunders (1986–1988)
Dan Henning (1989–1991)
Bobby Ross (1992–1996)
Kevin Gilbride (1997–1998)
June Jones (1998)
Mike Riley (1999–2001)
Marty Schottenheimer (2002–2006)
Norv Turner (2007–2012)
Mike McCoy (2013–2016)
Team history
Team nicknames
The Bolts, San Diego Super Chargers
Championships

League championships (1)

  • AFL Championships: (1)
    1963

Conference championships (1)

  • AFC: 1994

Division championships (14)

  • AFL West: 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965
  • AFC West: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Playoff appearances (17)
  • AFL: 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965
  • NFL: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013

The professional American football team now known as the Los Angeles Chargers previously played in San Diego, California as the San Diego Chargers from 1961 to 2017 before relocating back to Los Angeles where the team played their inaugural season. The Chargers franchise relocated from Los Angeles to San Diego in 1961. The Chargers' first home game in San Diego was at Balboa Stadium against the Oakland Raiders on September 17, 1961. Their final game as a San Diego-based club was played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego at the end of the 2016 season against the Kansas City Chiefs, who defeated them 37–27.

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