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Washington Football Team
Established July 9, 1932; 88 years ago (1932-07-09)
First season: 1932
Washington Football Team logo
Washington Football Team wordmark
Logo Wordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1932–present)

  • Eastern Division (1933–1949)
  • American Conference (1950–1952)
  • Eastern Conference (1953–1969)
    • Capitol Division (1967–1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970–present)
    • NFC East (1970–present)
Current uniform
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Team colors Burgundy, gold
         
Fight song Hail to the Redskins (as the Redskins)
Personnel
Owner(s) Daniel Snyder
President Jason Wright
General manager Ron Rivera (de facto)
Head coach Ron Rivera
Team history
  • Boston Braves (1932)
  • Boston Redskins (1933–1936)
  • Washington Redskins (1937–2019)
  • Washington Football Team (2020–present)
Team nicknames
  • The Burgundy and Gold
  • The 'Skins (as the Redskins)
Championships

League championships (5)

  • NFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger) (2)
    1937, 1942
  • Super Bowl championships (3)
    1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI)

Conference championships (5)

  • NFC: 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991

Division championships (14)

  • NFL Eastern: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945
  • NFC East: 1972, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015
Playoff appearances (24)
  • NFL: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2015

The Washington Football Team are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area. The team plays at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. The team's head office and training area are at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia. They are part of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).

The team began in Boston. They were first named for the Boston Braves baseball team. They were soon renamed the "Redskins". They kept that nickname after moving to Washington. Some consider it offensive to name a team after a race or ethnic group, resulting in protests and legal challenges, but the team owners have refused to think about changing the name.

On June 18, 2014, the United States Patent Office decided that they were going to cancel the Redskins trademarks and called the name "disparaging to Native Americans".

In 2020, the team announced that there would be a review of the name. On July 13, 2020, the team plans to officially retire the "Redskins" name, although they have not chosen a new team name yet.

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