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Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona.

Founded: 1898
Formerly known as: Chicago Cardinals, 1920-1959; St. Louis Cardinals, 1960-1987; Phoenix Cardinals, 1988-1993.
Home stadium: Sun Devil Stadium Tempe,Arizona
Uniform colors: Cardinal red and White
Helmet design: white helmet, the silhouette of a cardinal's head
League championships won: NFL 1925, 1947
Super Bowl appearances: none

Franchise history

The Cardinals are the oldest existing football club in the United States, beginning as an amateur athletic club team in Chicago. They began to field a pro team even before the founding of the NFL. Located on Racine Avenue in Chicago, they were known for a while as the "Racine Cardinals". Under this name, they suffered at the gate because Chicagoans, naturally, took them for a team from Racine, Wisconsin. As the "Chicago Racine Cardinals" and then as the "Chicago Cardinals", they entered the NFL and fought with the crosstown rival Chicago Bears for years before moving to St. Louis.

In 1942, owing to player shortages caused by World War II, the Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers merged for one year and were known as the "Car-Pitts", or "Carpets".

The Cardinals won their only NFL championship in 1947 with their "dream backfield" which included quarterback Paul Christman[?] and halfback Charlie Trippi[?].

Players of note

Football Hall of Famers:

Current stars:

Retired numbers:

Not to be forgotten:

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