Cleveland Browns

National Football League franchise in Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team in Cleveland, Ohio. The team plays in the AFC North division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Cleveland Browns started playing in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference and joined the NFL in 1950 after the AAFC folded. After the 1995 season, the Browns moved to Baltimore, Maryland and changed its name to the Baltimore Ravens. However, the Browns' team history stayed behind in Cleveland. A new Cleveland Browns team began playing in the 1999 NFL season, inheriting the history of the first Browns team.

Cleveland Browns
Established 1946
Play in Cleveland, Ohio
League/conference affiliations

All-America Football Conference (1946–1949)

  • Western Division (1946–1948)

National Football League (1950–present)

Current uniform
Team colorsBrown, Orange, White
Owner(s)Jimmy Haslam[1]
General managerJohn Dorsey
Head coachKevin Stefanski
Team history
  • Cleveland Browns (1946–1995)
  • Suspended operations (1996–1998)
  • Cleveland Browns (1999–present)
Team nicknames
The Browns
League championships (8)
Conference championships (11)
  • NFL American: 1950, 1951, 1952
  • NFL Eastern: 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969
Division championships (13)
  • AAFC Western: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
  • NFL Century: 1967, 1968, 1969
  • AFC Central: 1971, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989
Home fields

The team has also won four NFL Championships. It is one of two teams in Ohio, the other team is the Cincinnati Bengals.

They are one of two NFL teams to finish the season with 0 wins, going 0-16 in the 2017 NFL season. They share this achievement with the Detroit Lions, who went 0-16 in 2008.

References change

  1. Orr, Connor. "Jimmy Haslam: Browns will be teased until they win". National Football League. Retrieved 24 May 2016.

Other websites change