The Kansas City Chiefs were established in 1963 when Lamer Hunt, founder of the American Football League (AFL), moved his hometown Dallas Texans, to Kansas City, Missouri in 1963. Hunt had established the AFL to compete with the already established National Football League (NFL). In 1967 the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against the Green Bay Packers and their head coach Vince Lombardi in the first combined AFL, NFL championship game later dubbed Super Bowl I. Kansas City was defeated but returned for Super Bowl IV and earned their first title by defeating the Minnesota Vikings in 1970. One year later, following the death of legendary coach Vince Lombardi, the championship trophy was renamed in his honor. The first under his name was presented to the Baltimore Colts.
On February 2, 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl LIV. Led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City came from behind, scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter. The win was the second championship in Chiefs history, and the first in 50 years for the franchise.
This photograph shows the 2020 Vince Lombardi trophy in a museum space in Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri.
Categories: Arts & Culture
Subject: Football; Kansas City Chiefs
Contributing Institution: Kansas City Chiefs
Region: Kansas City Metro