Chicago Bears

American football team

The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team in the National Football League based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears were founded in Decatur, Illinois, by George Halas, in 1919. They were first called the Decatur Staleys, after the A.E. Staley Starch Company which owned the team for its first two seasons. The team has won nine NFL Championships, with the last being in 1985 (Super Bowl XX).[1] They also played in Super Bowl XLI in 2006 against the Indianapolis Colts, but they lost 29-17 to Peyton Manning and the Colts.[1] The team is owned by Virginia Halas McCaskey,[2] and the general manager is Ryan Pace.[3] The team's current head coach is Matt Nagy since 2018.

Chicago Bears
Established 1919
Play in Soldier Field
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Bears logo
Chicago Bears logo
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1920–present)

Current uniform
Team colorsNavy Blue, Burt Orange, White
Owner(s)Virginia Halas McCaskey
General managerRyan Poles
Head coachMatt Eberfluse
Team history
  • Decatur Staleys (1919–1920)
  • Chicago Staleys (1921)
  • Chicago Bears (1922–present)
Team nicknames
Da Bears Monsters of the Midway
League championships (9)
Conference championships (4)
Division championships (18)
Home fields

The Bears play their home games at Soldier Field. They played there from 1974 to 2001 and then 2003-present (Soldier Field was being made new in 2002). The Bears had played at Wrigley Field from 1921 to 1970. Wrigley Field is the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, and the Bears were named after the Cubs.[4]

The Bears have retired 14 uniform numbers, the most than any NFL Franchise.


Current Chicago Bears roster (21 January 2022)[5]


Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends


Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen



Defensive Backs

Special Teams


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  2. "Meet The 88-Year-Old Grandmother Who's One Win Away From The Super Bowl - Business Insider". Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  3. "Bears hire Emery as general manager". Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  4. "1920s Chicago Bears".
  5. "Team Roster".

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