San Francisco 49ers

National Football League franchise in Santa Clara, California

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 a member of the NFC West of 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 team has appeared in eight Super Bowls, winning five of them.

San Francisco 49ers
Current season
Established June 4, 1944; 79 years ago (1944-06-04)[1]
First season: 1946
Play in Levi's Stadium
Santa Clara, California
Headquartered in Marie P. DeBartolo Sports Center
Santa Clara, California
San Francisco 49ers logo
San Francisco 49ers logo
San Francisco 49ers wordmark
San Francisco 49ers wordmark
League/conference affiliations

All-America Football Conference (1946–1949)

  • Western Division (1946–1948)

National Football League (1950–present)

Current uniform
Team colorsRed, gold[2][3]
MascotSourdough Sam
Owner(s)Denise DeBartolo York
ChairmanDenise DeBartolo York
John York (co-chairs)
CEOJed York
PresidentAl Guido
General managerJohn Lynch
Head coachKyle Shanahan
Team history
  • San Francisco 49ers (1946–present)
Team nicknames
  • Niners
  • The Red and Gold
  • Niner Gang
League championships (5)
Conference championships (7)
Division championships (20)
Playoff appearances (27)
Home fields
49ers players (left) lining up before a play

Head coaches



  1. "San Francisco 49ers Team Facts". NFL Enterprises, LLC. Archived from the original on October 3, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  2. "Table of Contents" (PDF). 2020 San Francisco 49ers Media Guide. NFL Enterprises, LLC. August 17, 2020. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  3. "San Francisco 49ers Team Capsule". 2020 Official National Football League Record and Fact Book. NFL Enterprises, LLC. August 17, 2020. Archived from the original on August 19, 2020. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  4. Patra, Kevin (November 30, 2020). "49ers to play next two home games at Cardinals' State Farm Stadium". NFL Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved December 7, 2020.

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