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History / NFL Records of the San Diego Chargers

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League Championships


1963 (AFL)

Conference Championships


1994 (AFC)

Division Championships


1960 (AFL West)
1961 (AFL West)
1963 (AFL West)
1964 (AFL West)
1965 (AFL West)
1979 (AFC West)
1980 (AFC West)
1981 (AFC West)
1992 (AFC West)
1994 (AFC West)

Years in Playoffs


1960 1961
1963 1964
1965 1979
1980 1981
1982 1992
1994 1995

Retired Numbers



#13 Dan Fouts

Hall of Fame Members



Ron Mix
1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969
Sid Gillman
1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1971
Lance Alworth
1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970
Larry Little
1967 and 1968
John Mackey
1972
Deacon Jones
1972 and 1973
John "Johnny" Unitas
1973
Dan Fouts
1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987
Charlie Joiner
1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986
Kellen Winslow
1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987

Previous Stadiums



Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles (92,604) 1960
Balboa Stadium
San Diego (34,000) 1961-66
Qualcomm Stadium
(71,000) 1967-
known as
San Diego Stadium
1967-81
San Diego / Jack Murphy Stadium
1981-96

San Diego Chargers Team History


San Diego Chargers history in the National Football League ( NFL ) supplied by Sports Pool .com. Sports Pool .com the best NFL football office pools on the net.

After beating the Texans in Dallas 26-10, the Chargers made their San Diego debut, as they crushed the Oakland Raiders 44-0 at Balboa Stadium. The Chargers would stay hot winning their first 11 games to easily capture the Western Division Title. However, after losing 2 of their last 3 games the Chargers limped into the AFL Championship Game, as they were beaten by the Houston Oilers 10-3 before a disappointed crowd of 29,556 at Balboa Stadium.

San Diego Chargers Franchise Information


Franchise Granted: 1933
First Season: 1933
Franchise History:
    1960 - 1962 Los Angeles Chargers (NFL)
    1963 - 1969 San Diego Chargers (AFL)
    1970 - Present San Diego Chargers (NFL)

Barron Hilton, grandfather of Paris and Nicky Hilton, agreed after his general manager, Frank Ready picked the Chargers name when he purchased an AFL franchise for Los Angeles. The Chargers played in Los Angeles in 1960 and moved to San Diego in 1961. “I liked it because they were yelling ‘charge’ and sounding the bugle at Dodgers Stadium and at USC games.”

San Diego Chargers - Stadium

Qualcomm Stadium


9449 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
Surface Grass
Seating 71,000
Opened Oct. 6, 1975
Phone (619) 874-4500
Fax (619) 292-2760
Tenants:
   San Diego Chargers


San Diego Chargers Chronological History



The San Diego Chargers were founded by legendary businessman Barron Hilton, owner of the Hilton chain of hotels. (And yes, he's also Paris Hilton's Grandfather).

1960 - Originally located in Los Angeles, the Chargers were one of six original charter members of the AFL. From 1960 to 1965, the Chargers went on a rampage, winning five division championships and one league crown in the AFL.

1964 - Keith Lincoln accounts for 349 yards of total offense as Chargers win AFL championship, defeating Boston 51-10, before 30,127 persons in Balboa Stadium.

1966 - The Chargers finished third in the AFC Western Division every year from 1966 to 1969.

1967 - San Diego Stadium is dedicated before a crowd of 45,988; Detroit defeats the Chargers 38-17 in San Diego's first meeting with an NFL team.

1970 - The Chargers join the NFL when a merger with the AFL goes through. The Chargers finished third or fourth in the AFC Western Division every year from 1970 to 1978.

1973 - Unitas' 30-yard pass to Mike Garrett against Cincinnati in San Diego makes Unitas the first quarterback to pass for more than 40,000 yards.

1978 - Don Coryell becomes head Coach and Dan Fouts becomes starting quarterback. The following season, Fouts lead the team to the first of three straight division crowns.

1979 - With an iron clad defence, the Chargers bash through the season and hold 8 of 16 opponents to ten or fewer points. Fouts sets an NFL record with his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game, throwing for 303 yards at Oakland.

1980- Kellen Winslow catches 10 passes for 171 yards and Chargers clinch second straight AFC West title by defeating sandiego 26-17 before 51,785 persons in San Diego Stadium and a national Monday night television audience.

1983 - Construction begins on San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium to expand seating capacity to 60,100.

1988 – San Diego Host Super Bowl XXII

1992 - San Diego sets NFL record by winning fourth straight game, defeating Indianapolis 34-14, after losing four in a row.

1995 - In Super Bowl XXIX in Miami, Florida, the Chargers suffered a 49-26 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

1997 - 62,542 fans witness the Chargers defeat the San Francisco 49ers 20-13 in a preseason game. It is the first-ever game played in the newly-renovated and expanded Qualcomm Stadium.

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