The San Diego Chargers were a professional American football team that was based in San Diego, California. The team was established in 1960 and played in the American Football League (AFL) before joining the National Football League (NFL) in 1970 as part of the AFL-NFL merger. The Chargers had some successful seasons during their time in San Diego, including making the playoffs 13 times and reaching the Super Bowl once in 1995. However, in 2017, the team moved to Los Angeles and rebranded as the Los Angeles Chargers. Despite no longer being based in San Diego, the team still has a loyal fanbase in the city and surrounding area.