|Team||Period of Play
in/for Los Angeles
|Los Angeles Buccaneers||1926||National Football League|
|Los Angeles Wildcats||1926||American Football League I*|
|California Shamrocks||1935||American Legion Football League|
|Hollywood Braves||1935||American Legion Football League|
|Los Angeles (Southern California) Maroons||1935||American Legion Football League|
|Westwood Cubs||1935||American Legion Football League|
|Long Beach Eagles||1936||No League Affiliation?|
|Hollywood Stars||1936-1938||California Pro Football League|
|Los Angeles Cardinals||1936||No League Affiliation?|
|San Pedro Longshoremen||1936||No League Affiliation?|
|Los Angeles Bulldogs||1937||American Football League II*|
|Los Angeles Bulldogs||1940-1945||Pacific Coast Professional Football League|
|Hollywood Bears||1940-1942, 1946-1947||Pacific Coast Professional Football League|
|Los Angeles Mustangs||1943-1944||Pacific Coast Professional Football League,
American Football League lll*
|Hollywood Rangers||1944||American Football League lll*|
|Los Angeles Wildcats1||1944||American Football League lll*|
|Hollywood Wolves||1944||Pacific Coast Professional Football League|
|Los Angeles Dons||1946-1949||All American Football Conference|
|Los Angeles Chargers2||1960||American Football League lV*|
|Long Beach Admirals||1967||Continental Football League|
|Los Angeles Express||1983-1985||United States Football League|
|Los Angeles Raiders3||1982-1995||National Football League|
|Los Angeles Cobras||1988||Arena Football League|
|Los Angeles Dragons||2000||Spring Football League|
|Los Angeles Avengers||2000-2009||Arena Football League|
|Los Angeles Xtreme||2001||X Football League|
|Los Angeles Kiss4||2014-2016||Arena Football League|
|Los Angeles Rams5||1947-1995; 2016-present||National Football League|
|Los Angeles Chargers6||2017-present||National Football League|
* There were four unrelated leagues over history named "American Football League."
1) No relationship to 1926 team.
2) Team moved to San Diego and the NFL after only one season in Los Angeles.
3) Team returned to Oakland in 1995.
4) Team actually played at Honda Center in Anaheim, California (Orange County).
5) Team moved to Anaheim Stadium (Orange County) in 1980; to St. Louis in 1995; back to Los Angeles in 2016.
6) Having started in Los Angeles for one season (1960), team moved to San Diego and returned to Los Angeles after 57 years.
Neither the Los Angeles Buccaneers nor the Los Angeles Wildcats from 1926 ever actually play any games in Los Angeles. Both teams were road teams (the Buccaneers played out of Chicago and the Wildcats out of Moline, Illinois) but were named for Los Angeles in order to showcase football talent from California and the West Coast colleges. According to historian Michael McCambridge in his 2005 book "America's game: the epic story of how pro football captured a nation," the Buccaneers did actually want to play in their namesake city, but could not do so because the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission allowed no professional games in its stadium.