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Detroit Gladiators
Division Northern
Founded  ?
Inaugural AFA Season 1946
Stadium The Hallows (?–1964)
Autodome (1965–present)
City Sterling Heights, Michigan
Owner Byron McClellan
Head Coach Lucky Paterson
Team Colors Navy Blue, Green, White
Division titles 14 (1953, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
Victory Bowl titles 3 (1961, 1962, 1964)
History Detroit Gladiators (?–present)

The Detroit Gladiators are a professional football team based in Detroit, Michigan, United States. A charter member of the American Football Association, the Gladiators play their home games at the Autodome in nearby Sterling Heights.

HistoryEdit

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LogosEdit

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Detroit Gladiators logo
(?–1961)
Detroit Gladiators logo
(1962–present)

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Victory Bowl Champions Victory Bowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth


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Season League Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
Detroit Gladiators
1946 AFA West 5th 3 7 2 Missed playoffs
1947 AFA West 4th 5 6 1 Missed playoffs
1948 AFA West 6th 3 9 9 Missed playoffs
1949 AFA West 3rd 5 6 1 Missed playoffs
1950 AFA West 5th 4 8 0 Missed playoffs
1951 AFA West 2nd 8 4 0 Missed playoffs
1952 AFA North 2nd 5 6 1 Missed playoffs
1953 AFA North 1st 6 4 2 Lost Semifinals (Boston) 13–31
1954 AFA North 3rd 5 6 1 Missed playoffs
1955 AFA North 1st 7 4 1 Lost Semifinals (Minnesota) 3–21
1956 AFA North 3rd 6 5 1 Missed playoffa
1957 AFA North 2nd 5 7 0 Missed playoffs
1958 AFA North 3rd 6 5 1 Missed playoffs
1959 AFA North 2nd 6 4 2 Missed playoffs
1960 AFA North 1st 8 4 0 Won Semifinals (New Orleans) 20–10
Lost 15th Victory Bowl (Pittsburgh) 24–31
1961 AFA North 1st 11 3 0 Won Semifinals (New Orleans) 24–19
Won 16th Victory Bowl (Pittsburgh) 16–3
1962 AFA North 1st 12 2 0 Won Semifinals (Colorado) 20–14
Won 17th Victory Bowl (New Orleans) 14–13
1963 AFA North 1st 9 5 0 Won Semifinals (New Orleans) 24–13
Lost 18th Victory Bowl (Pittsburgh) 27–30
1964 AFA North 1st 13 1 0 Won Semifinals (New Orleans) 21–10
Won 19th Victory Bowl (Buffalo) 34–3
1965 AFA North 1st 9 4 1 Won Semifinals (St. Louis) 23–12
Lost 20th Victory Bowl (Colorado) 17–27
1966 AFA North 1st 10 3 1 Won Quarterfinals (Richmond) 26–20
Won Semifinals (Colorado) 28–21
Lost 21st Victory Bowl (Pittsburgh) 17–27
1967 AFA North 3rd 7 7 0 Missed playoffs
1968 AFA North 3rd 7 5 2 Missed playoffs
1969 AFA North 4th 3 10 1 Missed playoffs
1970 AFA North 4th 6 7 1 Missed playoffs
1971 AFA North 3rd 4 4 1 Missed playoffs
1972 AFA North 4th 4 9 1 Missed playoffs
1973 AFA North 2nd 7 6 1 Missed playoffs
1974 AFA North 1st 9 4 1 Lost Quarterfinals (Milwaukee) 24–27
1975 AFA North 2nd 8 5 1 Lost Quarterfinals (Washington) 10–30
1976 AFA North 1st 9 5 0 Lost Quarterfinals (Washington) 14–17
1977 AFA North 1st 10 4 0 Lost Quarterfinals (New York) 13–27
1978 AFA North 1st 7 6 1 Lost Quarterfinals (Milwaukee) 10–17
1979 AFA North 1st 6 8 0 Won Quarterfinals (Colorado) 28–14
Lost Semifinals (Texas) 10–15
1980 AFA North 3rd 6 8 0 Missed Playoffs
Total 233 183 25 (includes only regular season)
12 12 0 (includes only the postseason)
245 '195 25 (includes both regular season and postseason)
e v American Football Association teams
North: Chicago Butchers · Cincinnati Guardians · Cleveland Ghosts · Detroit Gladiators
Northeast: Boston Captains · Buffalo Stampeders · New York Imperials · Philadelphia Railers · Pittsburgh Miners
Southeast: Atlanta Rebels · Baltimore Royals · Miami Suns · Washington Wasps
South: Arizona Firebirds · Houston Hurricanes · New Orleans Krewe · Texas Stallions
Central: Colorado Centennials · Milwaukee Wolves · Minnesota Angels · St. Louis Aces
West: California Whales · Los Angeles Comets · Portland Dragons · San Diego Destroyers · Seattle Grizzlies