Name Change to Arizona CardinalsIn March 1994, Bill Bidwill renamed the team the Arizona Cardinals due to fan preference, Bidwill had initially resisted the name “Arizona Cardinals” due to the NFL’s tradition of team names that identified home cities, although the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots were longstanding exceptions and the Carolina Panthers were set to start to play the following year. The ...
New Glendale StadiumIn 2000, Maricopa County voters passed a ballot initiative by a margin of 51% to 49%, providing funding for a new Cardinals stadium as well as for improvements to Major League Baseball spring training facilities in the greater Phoenix region; and youth recreation. After some legal obstacles, the Cardinals began construction of their new facility in April 2003, in Glendale, ...
History of the Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals are one of the oldest teams in the NFL. Founded as an independent professional football team in 1898, they joined the National Football League (NFL) as a charter member in 1920 and have been playing ever since. The Cardinals are based out of Glendale, Arizona, and play their home games at State Farm Stadium.
Throughout their history, the Cardinals have experienced both highs and lows; however, they remain one of only two original NFL franchises to never relocate or change cities since joining over 100 years ago! They’ve also earned multiple division titles throughout those years including three NFC West crowns from 2008-2009 through 2015-2016.
In addition to having some success on the field during regular season play, there were several notable postseason runs for this franchise too – most notably when they reached Super Bowl XLIII during Kurt Warner’s tenure with them from 2005–2009 where he led them all way to a 27–23 victory over Pittsburgh Steelers for first championship title ever won by any professional sports team located within state limits! This was followed up by another playoff appearance just two seasons later when Larry Fitzgerald helped lead his squad back into playoffs after missing out a previous year due to injury troubles that plagued the entire roster throughout the 2011 campaign culminating with an eventual loss against the Green Bay Packers Divisional Round game held Lambeau Field January 2012.
Today's current roster is filled with talented players such as Kyler Murray who is looking to continue building upon successes achieved last season while veterans like Chandler Jones look to provide the leadership needed to take the next step towards becoming perennial contenders again future upcoming campaigns under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury in whom many fans believe can bring much-needed spark offense has lacked past few seasons despite solid defensive performances consistently delivered each time takes the field every Sunday afternoon come fall time around the corner once again…only thing left now see if will finally pay off dividends desired by a faithful fan base which has stuck behind beloved birds thick thin no matter what happens along way long journey ahead us all together here 2020 edition Arizona Cardinal Football Club!.
Chicago - St. Louis - Phoenix
1920 – Present / National Football League
1994 - Present / Arizona Cardinals
1988 - 1993 / Phoenix Cardinals
1960 - 1987 / St. Louis Cardinals
1945 - 1959 / Chicago Cardinals
1944 / Card-Pitt
1920 - 1943 / Chicago Cardinals
Cardinals - The "Cardinals" began play in Chicago in 1898 before moving to St. Louis in 1960 and Arizona in 1988. See the nickname description of the Chicago Cardinals.
Super Bowl 0
NFL Championship 0
2019 - Present / State Farm Stadium
2006 - 2018 / University of Phoenix Stadium
1988 - 2005 / Sun Devil Stadium
1966 - 1987 / Busch Memorial Stadium
1960 - 1965 / Busch Stadium
1959 / Soldier Field & Metropolitan Stadium
1922 - 1925, 1929 - 1958 / Comiskey Park
1920 - 1921, 1926 - 1928 / Normal Park
2019 - Present / Michael Bidwill
1972 - 2019 / Bill Bidwill
1962 - 1972 / Bill Bidwill and Charles Bidwill, Jr.
1947 - 1962 / Violet Bidwill Wolfner
1933 - 1947 / Charles Bidwill
1929 - 1933 / Dr. David Jones
1898 - 1929 / Chris O'Brien
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
8 / Larry Wilson
40 / Pat Tillman
77 / Stan Mauldin
88 / J. V. Cain
99 / Marshall Goldberg
*Blue is this team’s history