NFL team in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Browns were founded by Paul Brown and played their first season as a member of the All America Football Conference in 1946. The Browns won the AAFC title 4 straight years (1946, '47, '48, and '49).
In 1950 the Browns became a member of the NFL. In their first game in the NFL they beat the deffending league champion Philladelphia Eagles 35-10. Later that year the Browns won the NFL title game over the L.A. Rams, becoming the first expansion team to win the NFL title in its first season. The Browns added two more championships in 1954, and 1955. From 1950 to 1957, the Browns played in 7 of the the 8 NFL title games, including 6 straight from '50-'55. In 1964, the Browns defeated the heavily favored Baltimore Colts 27-0 in the NFL title game, winning their 4th NFL championship.
In the 1980s, the Browns won the AFC Central Division Championship 5 times, and made it as far as the AFC championship game 3 times (1986, '87, and '89). However, all three times, the Browns were denied a trip to the Super Bowl by the Denver Broncos.
In 1995 the team's owner Art Model moved the team to Baltimore and it became the Ravens. However, due to an outcry from Cleveland and it's fans, the NFL agreed to restore the Browns, and all of the stats records, and history as well. The Ravens were considerd an expansion team, and the Browns resumed play under the same NFL franchise in Cleveland in 1999.
The new Cleveland Browns have struggled over the past 7 years, but acttualy made the playoffs in 2002 as a wild card.
Cleveland Browns stats:
Overall alltime record (regular and post season): 473-366-13
Hall of famers-
Paul Brown (coach, founder)
NFL Champiobships (4)
1950, 1954, 1955, 1964
Division titles (18)
1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989.
Cleveland Municipal Stadium (1949-1995)
Cleveland Browns Stadium (1999-present)
Owner (current)- Randy Lerner
Head coach (current)- Romeo Crenel
Twenty former Browns coaches or players have become NFL head coaches.
The Cleveland Browns are the only NFL team with no official logo. (secondary logos include: the Cleveland Brownie and the Dawg Pound)
The Browns colors are orange and brown.
The Browns Backers is one of the largest pro team fan clubs in the entire world, with a membership of over 40,000 stong world wide.
The Cleveland Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 51-0 on September 10, 1989.