In early 1940, Rooney decided that he had had enough of the copycat Pirates moniker. He worked with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to run a contest to find a new name for the team. Former coach Joe Bach led the panel which selected the name Steelers from amongst the entries. The new name paid homage to the city’s largest industry of ...
Although the combined team was officially the Eagles and would have no city designation, it became known familiarly as the Phil-Pitt “Steagles”. The club split its home dates between the two cities with four games played in Philadelphia and two in Pittsburgh. Walt Kiesling shared coaching duties with Eagles coach Greasy Neale and the club adopted the T formation which ...
In 1944 they merged with the Chicago Cardinals and were known as “Card-Pitt” and informally known as the “Car-Pitts” or “Carpets.” They went winless through the season. The Steelers went solo again for the 1945 season and went 2–8. Dudley was back from the war by the 1946 season and became league MVP. The rest of the team did no ...
Super Bowl IX was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Minnesota Vikings to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1974 season. The game was played on January 12, 1975, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana, the last pro game at that venue ...
Super Bowl X was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Dallas Cowboys and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1975 season. The Steelers defeated the Cowboys by the score of 21–17 to win their second consecutive Super Bowl. They were the third team ...
Super Bowl XIII was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Dallas Cowboys to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1978 season. The Steelers defeated the Cowboys by the score of 35–31. The game was played on January 21, 1979, at the Orange Bowl ...
Super Bowl XIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Los Angeles Rams and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1979 season. The Steelers defeated the Rams by the score of 31–19, becoming the first team to win four Super Bowls (as well ...
Super Bowl XL was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawks and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2005 season. The Steelers defeated the Seahawks by the score of 21–10. The game was played on February 5, 2006, at Ford Field in ...
Super Bowl XLIII was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Arizona Cardinals to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2008 season. The Steelers defeated the Cardinals by the score of 27–23. The game was played on February 1, 2009, at Raymond James Stadium ...
History of the Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a long and storied history in the NFL. Founded in 1933 as the Pittsburgh Pirates, they are one of the oldest teams in professional football. The team has won eight Super Bowl titles, six AFC Championships, and 21 Division Championships since its inception. Over the years, they’ve also had numerous individual players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.
The Steelers have a proud tradition known for its hard-nosed defense and smashmouth running game on offense—which helped them become one of only two teams to win four Super Bowls (the other being San Francisco). Their success can be attributed to many factors, including an ownership group that has been committed to winning from day one; legendary head coaches such as Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher, and Mike Tomlin; iconic players like Terry Bradshaw (QB), Franco Harris (RB), Joe Greene (DT), Lynn Swann (WR); great drafts which included Ben Roethlisberger (QB) and Troy Polamalu (SS); along with a rabid fan base who support their team through thick or thin no matter what city they play in or how bad things may get at times during any given season.
Despite all these accomplishments, there is still something special about this franchise: its ability to consistently find ways to compete year after year, regardless of rebuilding with young talent or keeping veterans around for another run at glory. This type of resilience makes them unique amongst all other franchises. Not many organizations can stay competitive throughout eras, where rules change drastically every few years due to advancements made by technology & analytics within sports science. As we move forward into 2020, expect nothing less than greatness from this organization & let us hope they continue making memories on the field while winning championships off it!
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1933 - Present / National Football League
1945 - Present / Pittsburgh Steelers
1944 / Card - Pitt
1943 / Philadelphia - Pittsburgh "Steagles"
1940 - 1942 / Pittsburgh Steelers
1933 - 1939 / Pittsburgh Pirates
Steelers - The Pittsburgh Steelers have been a beloved NFL team for many years and are known for their iconic black and gold colors. But did you know that the team's nickname has an interesting origin story?
In 1933, the original owner of the then-named Pittsburgh Pirates (the name was changed to Steelers in 1940) wanted to pay homage to Pittsburgh's strong steel industry. Steel production was booming in Western Pennsylvania at that time as it provided jobs and helped fuel America’s industrial revolution. To honor this vital part of his city’s history, Art Rooney decided on “Steelers” as his football franchise's moniker — thus giving birth to one of the professional sports' most recognizable nicknames.
Since then, the Steelers have become synonymous with success on and off the field; winning six Super Bowl championships since 1974 is proof enough! The team also continues its commitment towards honoring those who work hard every day by recognizing local Steelworkers during home games at Heinz Field each year — something they've done since 1999 when they opened their current stadium there.
Today fans all over can be proud knowing that whenever they cheer on their favorite football squad from Western Pennsylvania or see them take center stage during primetime matchups –– it symbolizes more than just a great game but rather a tribute dedicated toward those who worked tirelessly within our country’s manufacturing sector throughout history!
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2009, 2006, 1980, 1979, 1976, 1975
2022 - Present / Acrisure Stadium
2001 - 2022 / Heinz Field
1970 - 2000 / Three Rivers Stadium
1958 - 1969 / Pitt Stadium
1944 / Comiskey Park
1943 / Shibe Park
1933 - 1963 / Forbes Field
2017 - Present / Art Rooney II
1988 - 2017 / Dan Rooney
1933 - 1988 / Art Rooney
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.
70 / Ernie Stautner
75 / Joe Greene
*Blue is this team’s history