Kansas City Chiefs History

The Kansas City Chiefs are in their sixty-third season, playing their home games at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, in Kansas City, Missouri since 1972. The Chiefs are led by head coach Andy Reid since 2013.

The Chiefs have won four championships in their history, most recently in 2019.

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: Marcus Allen won the Comeback Player of the Year in 1993; Eric Berry won the Comeback Player of the Year in 2015; Barry Word won the Comeback Player of the Year in 1990; Derrick Thomas won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1989; Marcus Peters won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2015; Dale Carter won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1992; Bill Maas won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1984; Priest Holmes won the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2002; Abner Haynes won the AP AFL Player of the Year in 1960; Patrick Mahomes won the Most Valuable Player in 2018 and the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2018.

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Kansas City Chiefs by the Decades

1960s

The Kansas City Chiefs' inaugural season was 1960 as the Dallas Texans. During the decade, the Texans had a record of 87-48-5 during the regular season and 5-2 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Cotton Bowl (1960-1962) and Municipal Stadium (1963-1969). They won zero division titles. The Texans ranked 1st in the Western division with a win percentage of 64%. Throughout the 1960s, they led the entire league in wins. They won three league championships in 1962, 1966, and 1969. In 1963, the Texans moved from Dallas, Texas to Kansas City, Missouri and changed their name from the Dallas Texans to Kansas City Chiefs.

1970s

During the decade, the Chiefs had a record of 60-79-5 during the regular season and 0-1 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Municipal Stadium (1970-1971) and Arrowhead Stadium (1972-1979). They won one division title. The Chiefs ranked 4th in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 43%.

1980s

During the decade, the Chiefs had a record of 66-84-2 during the regular season and 0-1 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Arrowhead Stadium. They won zero division titles. The Chiefs ranked 5th in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 44%.

1990s

During the decade, the Chiefs had a record of 102-58-0 during the regular season and 3-7 in the playoffs. In fact, the one hundred and two wins represents the most wins in a decade for the Chiefs. They played their home games at Arrowhead Stadium. They won three division titles. The Chiefs ranked 1st in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 64%.

2000s

During the decade, the Chiefs had a record of 70-90-0 during the regular season and 0-2 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Arrowhead Stadium. They won one division title. The Chiefs ranked 4th in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 44%.

2010s

During the decade, the Chiefs had a record of 96-64-0 during the regular season and 5-6 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Arrowhead Stadium. They won five division titles. The Chiefs ranked 1st in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 60%. They won one Super Bowl in 2019.

2020s

During the decade, the Chiefs had a record of 35-9-0 during the regular season and 4-2 in the playoffs. They played their home games at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. They won two division titles. The Chiefs ranked 1st in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 80%. Throughout the 2020s, they led the entire league in wins.

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Andy Reid 2013-2022 111-44-0 71.6% 9-7
Romeo Crennel 2011-2012 4-15-0 21.1% 0-0
Todd Haley 2009-2011 19-26-0 42.2% 0-1
Herman Edwards 2006-2008 15-33-0 31.3% 0-1
Dick Vermeil 2001-2005 44-36-0 55.0% 0-1
Gunther Cunningham 1999-2000 16-16-0 50.0% 0-0
Marty Schottenheimer 1989-1998 101-58-1 63.4% 3-7
Frank Gansz 1987-1988 8-22-1 27.4% 0-0
John Mackovic 1983-1986 30-34-0 46.9% 0-1
Marv Levy 1978-1982 31-42-0 42.5% 0-0
Tom Bettis 1977 2-7-0 22.2% 0-0
Paul Wiggin 1975-1977 11-24-0 31.4% 0-0
Hank Stram 1960-1974 124-76-10 61.4% 5-3

Franchise history

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Franchise facts

  1. Founded in 1960 by Lamar Hunt as the Dallas Texans, the team would move to Kansas City in 1964 and become the Kansas City Chiefs.