The “Cleveland Browns” is a professional American Football team situated in Cleveland, Ohio. The team is part of the North Division, which plays in the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL).
The Browns were founded in the year 1945 under the ownership of Arthur B. “Mickey” McBride. The team became a member of the All-America Football Conference (AFFC) where they began playing in the year 1946. The team’s early appearances in the AAFC got highlighted after putting a winning record 47-4-3 in the National Football League’s four seasons.
The team formally joined the NFL together with the original Baltimore Colts and San Francisco 49ers after the AAFC failed in the 1949 season. The team won one NFL championship during their inaugural season and another three championship in the years 1954, 1955 and 1964. The team has achieved much success during their early years, however, they have never appeared or made their way into the Super Bowl.
The plans in relocating the team have been announced by the team’s owner Art Modell during the 1995 game season. Modell has revealed his plans of moving the team to Baltimore, Maryland.
The announcement has caused a tad conflict from the city of Cleveland and its fans, because of this, a settlement was done in the year 1996. The negotiation has stated that Art Modell would be allowed to form the Baltimore Ravens if he would keep the contracts of all his workers. After the relocation, the team’s whole properties were kept and the franchise was suspended by the NFL.
The Cleveland Browns were revealed as an expansion team of the National Football League in the year 1998 and has returned to the field in the year 1999. After their comeback in the year 1999, the team showed good records with two winning seasons in the years 2002 and 2007.