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The Cleveland Browns were established in 1946 and are headquartered at the Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex located in Berea, Ohio. They play their home games at Cleveland Browns Stadium, located in Cleveland.

League affiliations:

All-America Football Conference (1946-1949)

National Football League (1950-1995; 1999-present)

Team Colors: Seal Brown, Burnt Orange, White

Team Mascot: Chomps

Owner: Jimmy Haslam III (pending approval of NFL owners)

Team President: Mike Holmgren

Head Coach: Pat Shurmur

Team History: Cleveland Browns (1946-1995), Suspended operations (1996-1998), Cleveland Browns (1999-present)

All-Time Record (W-L-T): 489-410-13

AAFC Championships: 1946, 1947, 1948, and 1949

NFL Championships: 1950, 1954, 1955, and 1964

Super Bowl Championships: None

AFC Championships: None

All-Time Leaders:

Passing: Brian Sipe- 23,713 passing yards

Rushing: Jim Brown- 12,312 rushing yards

Receiving: Ozzie Newsome- 7,980 receiving yards

Coaching Wins: Paul Brown, 158 coaching wins


Pittsburgh Steelers:

The Steelers are the primary rival for the Browns but due to their less than stellar performance in recent years, it has cooled a bit for Pittsburgh. Known as one of the oldest in the AFC, the proximity between the two teams is among the primary reasons for the mutual dislike.

Cincinnati Bengals:

This rivalry stems primarily due to the animosity between Paul Brown and Art Modell but in more recent times reflects the in-state rivalry between both teams.

Baltimore Ravens:

This rivalry is mostly one-sided and directed more at former owner Art Modell than the Ravens' team itself due to the relocation controversy in 1995. For Baltimore it is nothing more than another divisional matchup.

Pro Football Hall of Famers:

1965: Otto Graham (1946-1955)

1967: Paul Brown (1946-1962)

1968: Marion Motley (1946-1953)

1971: Jim Brown (1957-1965)

1974: Lou Groza (1946-1959, 1961-1967)

1975: Dante Lavelli (1946-1956)

1976: Len Ford (1950-1957)

1977: Bill Willis (1946-1953)

1981: Willie Davis (1958-1959)

1982: Doug Atkins (1953-1954)

1983: Bobby Mitchell (1958-1961)

1983: Paul Warfield (1964-1969, 1976-1977)

1984: Mike McCormack (1954-1962)

1985: Frank Gatski (1946-1956)

1987: Len Dawson (1960-1961)

1994: Leroy Kelly (1964-1973)

1995: Henry Jordan (1957-1958)

1998: Tommy McDonald (1968)

1999: Ozzie Newsome (1978-1990)

2003: Joe DeLamielleure (1980-1984)

2007: Gene Hickerson (1958-1960, 1962-1973)

Cleveland Browns Legends- Non-Hall of Famers who have made contributions to the Browns:

2001: Bernie Kosar

2001: Michael Dean Perry

2001: Greg Pruitt

2001: Ray Renfro

2002: Clay Matthews

2002: Brian Sipe

2002: Mac Speedie

2003: Hanford Dixon

2003: Bob Gain

2003: Dick Schafrath

2004: Gary Collins

2004: Tommy James

2004: Dub Jones

2004: Mike Pruitt

2005: Frank Minnifield

2005: Frank Ryan

2005: Jerry Sherk

2005: Jim Ray Smith

2006: Earnest Byner

2006: Doug Dieken

2006: Jim Houston

2006: Walt Michaels

2007: Don Cockroft

2007: Horace Gillom

2007: Bill Glass

2007: Kevin Mack

2008: Walter Johnson

2008: Warren Lahr

2008: Eric Metcalf

2008: Paul Wiggin

2010: Cody Risien

2010: John Wooten

2011: Vince Costello

2011: Tom DeLeone

Retired Numbers:

No. 14 Otto Graham

No. 32 Jim Brown

No. 45 Ernie Davis

No. 46 Don Fleming

No. 76 Lou Groza

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