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San Francisco 49ers
49ers helmet 49ers
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Information
League NFL National Football League
Conference NFC NFC
Division NFC West
Established 1946 (joined NFL in 1950)
Home field Levi's Stadium
City Santa Clara, California
Uniforms
49ers color uniform 49ers white uniform 49ers alternate uniform
Color White Alternate
Championships
League
NFL 5
1981 • 1984 • 1988 • 1989 • 1994
Super Bowls
Lombardi Trophy logo gray 5
XVI • XIX • XXIII • XXIV • XXIX
Conference
Conference Championship logo2 6
1981 • 1984 • 1988 • 1989 • 1994 • 2012
Division
19
1970 • 1971 • 1972 • 1981 • 1983 • 1984 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1997 • 2002 • 2011 • 2012

The San Francisco 49ers (often referred to as the Niners) are a professional football team based in Santa Clara, California. They are members of the National Football League (NFL) as part of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the NFC West division. The team has played at Levi's Stadium since 2014.

The 49ers began play in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1950 after the AAFC merged into the older league. The team was the first NFL franchise to win five Super Bowls, including four in the 1980s behind three-time Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana. San Francisco is second only to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl wins (6) and tied with the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots with 5 each. The 49ers were also the only team to win more than one Super Bowl without losing any, prior to their loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

In regular season head-to-head contests against the Green Bay Packers, the Packers hold the edge, 30-25-1. The teams with the Packers winning the first four of five playoff contests.

NFL Team historyEdit

FoundingEdit

The name "49ers" comes from the name given to the gold prospectors who arrived in Northern California around 1849 during the California Gold Rush. The team is the oldest major professional sports team in California, as well as the first.

The 49ers entered professional football in 1946 as a member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). Though the 49ers could never unseat the dominant Cleveland Browns (who won all four of the AAFC Championships), the 49ers were nonetheless a strong second-best team in the league. Upon the dissolution of the league after the 1949 season, the 49ers, along with the Cleveland Browns and the first Baltimore Colts were granted admission to the National Football League (NFL) in 1950, as they were the AAFC's most successful and profitable franchises.

The 49ers' first game as a member of the NFL was a home match with the New York Yanks on September 17, 1950. The Niners lost, 21-17.

MembershipEdit

League affiliations
AAFC All-America Football Conference (1946-1949)
  • Western Division (1946-1948)
NFL National Football League (1950-present)

AchievementsEdit

Achievements
AP Most Valuable Player Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Super Bowl MVP
1970 Brodie1F John Brodie 1987 Rice1 Jerry Rice 1994 DSanders1SF Deion Sanders 1981 Montana2 Joe Montana
1989 Montana1 Joe Montana 1989 Craig1 Roger Craig 1997 Justin Smith1 Dana Stubblefield 1984 Montana1 Joe Montana
1990 Montana1 Joe Montana 1990 Montana1 Joe Montana 1988 Rice1 Jerry Rice
1992 SYoung1 Steve Young 1992 SYoung1 Steve Young 1989 Montana2 Joe Montana
1994 SYoung1 Steve Young 1993 Rice1 Jerry Rice 1994 SYoung1 Steve Young

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References

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