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Washington Redskins
Established 1932
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
Team colors Burgundy, Gold, White
Fight song Hail to the Redskins
Personnel
Owner(s) Dan Snyder
General manager Bruce Allen
Head coach Mike Shanahan
Team history
  • Boston Braves (1932)
  • Boston Redskins (1933-1936)
  • Washington Redskins (1937–present)
Team nicknames
The Skins
Championships

League championships (5)

  • NFL Championships (2)
    1937, 1942
  • Super Bowl championships (3)
    1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI)

Conference championships (5)

  • NFC: 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991

Division championships (12)

  • NFL East: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945
  • NFC East: 1972, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999

The Washington Redskins 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".

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