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San Francisco 49ers
Established 1946
League/conference affiliations

All-America Football Conference (1946-1949)

  • Western Division (1946-1949)

National Football League (1950–present)

  • National Conference (1950-1952)
  • Western Conference (1953-1969)
    • Coastal Division (1967-1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970-present)
    • NFC West (1970-present)
Current uniform
Team colors Cardinal Red and Metallic Gold
Mascot Sourdough Sam
Personnel
Owner(s) Denise DeBartolo York and John York
General manager Trent Baalke
Head coach Chip Kelly
Team history
  • San Francisco 49ers (1946–present)
Team nicknames
Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers
Championships

League championships (5)

  • Super Bowl championships (5)
    1981 (XVI), 1984 (XIX), 1988 (XXIII), 1989 (XXIV), 1994 (XXIX)

Conference championships (5)

  • NFC: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994

Division championships (17)

  • NFC West: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2011

The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team. The team plays its home games in Santa Clara, California at Levi's Stadium, as the teams head office and practice areas are located there. The 49ers are at this moment part of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).

The team is called the 49ers because of San Francisco's history in the Gold Rush of 1849. The team colors are red, gold, and silver. The color Gold is used because of the gold from the gold rush.

The 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the 2013 Super Bowl, 34-31 after nearly coming back after the power outage.

Head coaches

  • Lawrence (Buck) Shaw (1946-1954)
  • Red Strader (1955)
  • Frankie Albert (1956-1958)
  • Red Hickey (1959-1963)
  • Jack Christiansen (1963-1967)
  • Dick Nolan (1968-1975)
  • Monte Clark (1976)
  • Ken Meyer (1977)
  • Pete McCulley (1978)
  • Fred O'Connor (1978)
  • Bill Walsh (1979-1988)
  • George Seifert (1989-1996)
  • Steve Mariucci (1997-2002)
  • Dennis Erickson (2003-2004)
  • Mike Nolan (2005)
  • Mike Singletary (2005-2010)
  • Jim Harbaugh (2011-2014)
  • Jim Tomsula (2015)
  • Chip Kelly (2016-present)

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