San Diego Chargers Logo – The San Diego Chargers are a professional club of American Football based in San Diego, California. The franchise is currently a member of the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The club began playing in 1960 as a member of the AFL (American Football League), under the name “Los Angeles Chargers.” The franchise moved from 1961 to San Diego. The Chargers play their home games at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Chargers are the only team to have reached the playoffs having started the season at 0-4 (1992), and the only team to have reached the playoffs having started the season 4-8 (2008). The Chargers won one AFL title in 1963 and reached the AFL playoffs five times and the AFL Championship four times before joining the NFL when the AFL-NFL merger. During the 34 years following the merger, the Chargers went ten times in the playoffs four times and reached the final of the AFC.
At the end of the 1994 season, the Chargers faced the San Francisco 49ers during the Super Bowl XXIX and lost 49-26. The Chargers have six players and a coach registered in Pro Football Hall of Fame : the wide receiver Lance Alworth (1962-1970), the defensive end Fred Dean (1975-1981), the quarterback Dan Fouts (1973-1987), head coach / general manager Sid Gillman (1960-1969, 1971), wide receiver Charlie Joiner (1976-1986), the offensive lineman Ron Mix (1960-1969) and the tight end Kellen Winslow (1979-1987).