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Est. 1960

Los Angeles

Former Los Angeles Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson runs with the football.

LaDainian Tomlinson - RB - 12,490 Rushing Yards

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In 1992, the Chargers became the first NFL team to lose the first four games of their season and then clinch a playoff berth.  

Team History

  • The Chargers were founded by Barron Hilton in Los Angeles in 1959. Due to competition from the Los Angeles Rams, the team moved 120 miles south to San Diego in 1961.    
  • As part of the AFL, the Chargers enjoyed high-scoring years from 1961 to 1965, winning four AFL West titles and one AFL championship.
  • When coach Don Coryell took over in 1978, the Chargers went on to win the AFC West division in 1979, 1980, and 1981 and made two AFC Championships.  
  • In 2016, the Chargers announced that they were moving back to Los Angeles for the 2017 season after 56 years in San Diego.  

Team Facts

  • Seasons: 65 (1960-2024)
  • Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Sid Gillman (86-53-6)
  • Super Bowl Titles: 0 
  • Record going into 2024 season: (W-L-T) 483-489-11
  • Playoff Record: 12-19
  • Most Career Yards Rushing:  LaDainian Tomlinson, 12,490 (2001-09)
  • Most Career Yards Passing: Philip Rivers, 59,271 (2004-19)
  • Most Career Receptions: Antonio Gates, 955 (2003-18) 
  • Most Career Sacks: Leslie O’Neal, 105.5 (1986, 1988-95) 
  • Most Career Interceptions: Gill Byrd, 42 (1983-92) 
  • Most Career Points: John Carney, 1,076 (1990-2000) 
  • Current Team Owner: Dean Spanos  

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