The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team which is based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs compete in the NFL as a member club of the league’s AFC West Division. This team was founded in the year 1960 as the Dallas Texans and was owned by the Hunt family member Lamar Hunt, who is a businessman and also a charter member of the AFL. In the year 1963, the team relocated to Kansas City where they had to change to their current name. The Kansas City Chiefs joined the National Football League as a result of the merger in 1970. The team is said to be valued for just under $1 billion.
The Chiefs home ground and also the team’s headquarters are at the Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri since the year 1963 till present. The logo of the Kansas City Chiefs is interlocking KC in an arrowhead. The team color of the Chiefs is red, gold and white, and the team has a cheerleading squad who is also known as the Chiefs Cheerleaders.
The Chiefs had won 3 AFL championships in the year 1962, 1966 and 1969 and also became the second AFL team to overcome an NFL team in an AFL-NFL World Championship Game by defeating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. The first AFL team to what The Chiefs stayed behind was the New York Jets. This victory was on January 11, 1970, which so far remains the club’s last championship game victory and appearance to date. After the Green Bay Packers, The Chiefs were the second team to appear in more than one Super Bowl, but the first AFL team to do so. They are also the first to appear in the championship game in two different decades.
After many years, the Chiefs, at last, earned their first NFL playoff win in 23 seasons dating back to 1993-94 NFL playoffs at the 2015 AFC wild card playoff game. This game was against the Houston Texans with a 30-0 win at Houston, Texas itself.
The Chiefs boast of having one of the most loyal fan bases in the NFL. Chiefs Kingdom is the official fan club of the Kansas City Chiefs who gives their members opportunities to ticket priority benefits and also a VIP treatment. They cheer their players by yelling out ‘Chiefs’. The chief’s home ground, the Arrowhead Stadium holds the Guinness World Record for having the Loudest Outdoor Stadium in the World.
The Norwegian former professional American football player, Jan Stenerud played for the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs from 1967-1979. He is remembered for his stellar performance and his dedication to the team. He is the first pure placekicker to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. To his victory, he has won the Super Bowl Champion (IV), 2 AFL All-star, 3 Pro Bowl, 3 All-AFL, 4 All-Pro, and also the NFL 75th anniversary All Time Team. He has also been inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
The rivalry between the Chiefs and Oakland Raiders is considered as one of the NFL’s most bitter. Ever since the AFL was established in the year 1960, both have shared the same division, first being the AFL Western Conference and second the AFC West. But in whatever games they have been in, the Chiefs have the winning record.