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Washington Football Team
Established 1932
Play in Landover, Maryland
League/Conference affiliations

National Football League (1932–present)

  • Eastern Division (1933-1949)
  • American Conference (1950-1952)
  • Eastern Conference (1953-1969)
    • Capitol Division (1967-1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970-present)
    • NFC East (1970-present)
Team Details
Team colors Burgundy, Gold, White
Fight song Hail to the Redskins
Owner Dan Snyder
General Manager Vacant
Head Coach Ron Rivera
Team history
  • Boston Braves (1932)
  • Boston Redskins (1933-1936)
  • Washington Football Team (1937–present)
Team Nicknames
The Skins
League Championships (5)
Conference Championships (5)
  • NFC: 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991
Division Championships (12)
  • NFL East: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945
  • NFC East: 1972, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999
Home fields

The Washington Football Team are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area. The team plays at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. The team's head office and training area are at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia. They are part of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).

The team began in Boston. They were first named for the Boston Braves baseball team. They were soon renamed the "Redskins". They kept that nickname after moving to Washington. Some consider it offensive to name a team after a race or ethnic group, resulting in protests and legal challenges, but the team owners have refused to think about changing the name.

On June 18, 2014, the United States Patent Office decided that they were going to cancel the Redskins trademarks and called the name "disparaging to Native Americans".[1]

In 2020, the team announced that there would be a review of the name.[2][3] On July 13, 2020, the team plans to officially retire the "Redskins" name, although they have not chosen a new team name.[4]


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