The Los Angeles Chargers were established with seven other American Football League (AFL) teams in 1959. The Chargers played their first AFL season in 1960. However, they played only spent one season in Los Angeles before moving to San Diego in 1961. After playing ten years in the AFL, the San Diego Chargers began playing in the NFL as part of the AFL/NFL merger. In 2017, the Chargers moved back to Los Angeles.