Arizona Diamondbacks Logo
Joined the National League as an expansion team to begin the 1998 season.
Arizona Cardinals Logo
🏈 NFL: 1920-2020 101 2
The team was established in Chicago in 1898 as an amateur football team and joined the NFL as a charter member in 1920 as the Chicago Cardinals
Phoenix Suns Logo
🏀 NBA: 1969-2020 52
Arizona Coyotes Logo
NHL: 1973-2020 48 3

Defunct Teams

Teams that have folded or moved away from the Arizona area.
F i l t e r   &   S o r t 
The early history of sports contains hundreds of teams that appeared for only 1 or 2 seasons before folding. Most of these teams have no historical photographs or articles, so are omitted from this list to reduce clutter. To view a comprehensive list of all defunct teams, browse to the early leagues section for baseball, football, basketball, or hockey.

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