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    San Francisco 49ers Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the San Francisco 49ers to get you started: 

    Stadium:Levi’s Stadium
    Colours:Red, gold & white
    Hall of Famers:Steve Young, Y. A. Tittle, Joe Montana, Deion Sanders, Bob Hayes, Rod Woodson, O.J. Simpson, Joe Perry, John Henry Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Hugh McElhenny, Ronnie Lott, Chris Doleman, Rickey Jackson, Dave Wilcox, Larry Allen, Leo Nomellini, Fred Dean, Bob St. Clair, Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, Issac Bruce, Kevin Greene, Richard Dent & Charles Haley 
    Hall of Fame Coaches:Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., Bill Walsh & Gil Brandt
    Rivals:Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, St Louis / Los Angeles Rams & Las Vegas Raiders 
    Legends:Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Steve Young, Ronnie Lott, Dwight Clark, Terrell Owens, Charles Haley, Roger Craig, John Taylor & Frank Gore 
    Retired Numbers:8, 12, 16, 34, 37, 39, 42, 70, 73, 79, 80 & 87
    Conference: National Football Conference
    Division:NFC West
    Super Bowl Championships:5: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989 & 1994
    Conference Championships:7: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994, 2012 & 2019

    San Francisco 49ers History

    Founded in 1944, the San Francisco 49ers were an original member of the new All American Football Conference (AAFC). Operating for four seasons (1946-1949), the AAFC was one of the NFL’s most formidable rivals in the hunt to establish the premier football league in America.

    Prior to the 1949 AAFC championship between the 49ers and the Browns, the NFL and AAFC agreed to a merger, with the Browns, Colts and 49ers to join the NFL. Despite being one of the most successful teams in the AAFC, the 49ers struggled in their introduction to the NFL.

    During their first 20 seasons in the NFL San Francisco trialled seven coaches for only one playoff appearance. Resulting in a 31-37 loss to the Detroit Lions. Dick Nolan became the franchise’s seventh coach in 1968, leading the 49ers through the AFL-NFL merger and into their first era of sustained success. 

    Nolan led the 1970 49ers to a 10-3-1 record, their best record in the NFL to date. Quarterback John Brodie was named the franchise’s first NFL MVP after throwing a league high 24 touchdowns while only being sacked on 8 occasions. 

    As a result of their superb season, San Francisco claimed the NFC West division on the way to their first playoff appearance since 1957, with Dick Nolan named the 1970 coach of the year. 

    The 49ers defeated the Vikings 17-14 in the divisional round to advance to the first ever NFC championship game. San Francisco faced off against the Cowboys the following week. Dallas defeated the 49ers 17-10 in the NFC championship game, creating one of the most spirited rivalries in the NFL. 

    The following postseason ended in similar fashion, with the Cowboys once again defeating San Francisco in the NFC championship game, as Dallas went on to claim their first Super Bowl Championship. 

    Despite claiming their third consecutive NFC West division title, the playoffs that followed the 1972 season would be the 49ers third consecutive playoff exit at the hands of the Cowboys, as San Francisco suffered a two point defeat in the divisional playoff matchup. 

    Dick Nolan failed to lead San Francisco back to the postseason as the 49ers only managed one winning record from the following eight seasons. Following Nolan’s departure, four coaches were trialled at the head coaching position before Bill Walsh became the franchise’s 11th head coach in 1978. 

    Despite a 8-24 record throughout their first two seasons under Walsh, the 49ers made an emphatic return to the playoffs after a franchise record 13-3 season in 1981, with Walsh winning his first NFL Coach of the Year award.  

    After claiming the NFC West division for the fourth time, San Francisco defeated the Giants 38-24 to advance to the NFC championship game, where they would once again face off against the Dallas Cowboys. 

    In a one point thriller, it was the 49ers who finally came out victorious, claiming their first NFC conference championship, and progressing to their first Super Bowl appearance following the 28-27 victory.

    The 49ers faced off against the Bengals in Super Bowl XVI, with 25 year old quarterback Joe Montana leading San Francisco to their first Super Bowl championship in franchise history. Montana was named Super Bowl MVP completing 14 of 22 passes for 157 yards with one touchdown passing and one rushing touchdown as the 49’er won 26-21.

    In 1984 the 49ers embarked on their most successful season in franchise history. Becoming the first team in NFL history to win 15 games in a single season, as San Francisco claimed their second Super Bowl Championship off the back of a 15-1 regular season.

    In Super Bowl XIX Joe Montana completed 24/35 passes, while throwing for three touchdowns and a Super Bowl record 331 yards to go along with 59 yards rushing. The 49ers defeated the Dolphins 38–16 and Montana earned his second Super Bowl MVP award. 

    Following their second championship, San Francisco drafted wide receiver Jerry Rice with the 16th pick in the draft. Rice joined running back Roger Craig as the key offensive weapons at Montana’s disposal, which proved to be one of the strongest offensive units in NFL history. 

    Rice was named the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 1987, and the award remained in San Francisco the following season with Craig taking out the award following the 1988 season. With Craig, Rice and Montana driving the offense San Francisco claimed their third Super Bowl Championship, defeating the Bengals 20-16 in Super Bowl XXIII. 

    Jerry Rice was named Super Bowl MVP, in what was to be Bill Walsh’s last game as head coach. George Seifert took over the championship team and led the 49ers back to Super Bowl success in his debut season.

    Joe Montana silenced any doubters, throwing for 3,521 yards and 26 touchdowns, with only 8 interceptions, leading San Francisco to a 14-2 record and claiming his first NFL regular season MVP award. 

    The accolades continued for Montana who also took out the offensive player of the year award as well as his third Super Bowl MVP, with the 49ers claiming their fourth championship defeating the Denver Broncos 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV.

    Following the  Super Bowl XXIV victory, San Francisco became the only team to win back-to-back championships under different head coaches. With the 1989 championship recognised as one of the most dominant teams in NFL history, winning three playoff games by a combined 100 points.

    Despite leading San Francisco to a 14-2 record and taking out his second consecutive regular season MVP award, Montana could not lead the 49ers to a ‘three-peat’ in what would be his last full season with San Francisco. With an elbow injury all but ending Montana’s career with the 49ers, four year backup Steve Young became the franchise’s starting quarterback. 

    In just his second season as the predominant QB, Young led the 49ers to a 14-2 record, throwing for 3,465 passing yards and 537 rushing yards, along with an NFL-best 25 touchdown passes and 107.0 passer rating, earning himself the 1992 NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards.

    Ahead of the 1994 San Francisco added a plethora of defensive talent in pursuit of their fifth championship. In another dominant season, Young claimed his second MVP in three seasons and recruit Deion Sanders took out the Defensive Player of the Year award, as the 49ers recorded a 13-3 regular season record.

    In the postseason, San Francisco defeated the Bears, Cowboys and Chargers by double digit margins, claiming their 5th Super Bowl championship with a 49-26 victory. Young was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX throwing a record-setting 6 touchdown passes, as the 49er’s claimed their fifth Super Bowl championship in 14 seasons (1981–1994) solidified themselves as  one of the modern NFL’s great dynasties.

    The early 2000’s brought about some struggle for the 49ers, an ownership transition and multiple head coaching changes resulted in poor onfield performance as San Francisco failed to make the playoffs between 2003 and 2010. 

    Having not recorded a winning record since 2002, Jim Harbaugh took over the head coaching role in 2011, immediately leading the 49ers to another division title with a 13-3 record, taking out the NFL Coach of the Year award in his first season. 

    The following season, Harbaugh led San Francisco to within 3 points of their sixth championship, in a 34-31 loss to the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. Despite reaching a third NFC championship game in as many seasons, Harbaugh failed to progress through to another Super Bowl, with the 49ers next championship run coming following the 2019 season. 

    After four losing seasons following Harbaugh’s departure, Kyle Shanahan led the 49ers to a 13-3 record and their seventh NFC championship, progressing to Super Bowl LIV in his third season. Despite leading the Kansas City Chiefs 20–10 with seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the 49ers lost the game 31–20. 

    In the wake of their Super Bowl LIV defeat, the 49ers knew very early in the 2020 season that they would not be repeating or improving on their 13-3 record from 2019. In fact by Week 5, San Francisco had already lost as many games as they did in the entirety of the previous season, sitting with a 2-3 record.

    The 2020 season was mainly ravaged by injuries on both sides of the ball with many key players missing significant time, including starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, All-Pro tight end George Kittle and 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa. Arguably the 49ers three most important players.

    San Francisco improved to a 4-3 record after Week 7 of the NFL season, however the 49ers lost seven of their final nine games, with their Week 15 loss to the Cowboys officially ruling them out of a return to the playoffs. San Francisco’s season ended with a league high 18 players on injured reserve.

    With questions surrounding his future all season long, quarterback Jimmy G led the Niners within minutes of another Super Bowl appearance before his defense gave it away late. Now it will be interesting to see the direction the 49ers go in 2022.

    The San Francisco 49ers had an incredible 2022-23 regular season and would end up making the playoffs. However, it would take them three quarterbacks, as Trey Lance was injured early in the year. Then former starter turned backup Jimmy Garrapolo came in and would eventually get injured as well. Third stringer Brock Purdy would eventually go on an undefeated run to close the year before also getting hurt in the NFC Championship game. They finished the regular season with a record of 13-4. Their record landed them in 1st place of their division and in third place of the conference.

    Expert 2023-24 Picks & Preview on San Francisco 49ers

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the 49ers’ chances closer to the start of the 2023-24 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2022-23 season started:

    If you are a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the San Francisco 49ers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?

    Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the San Francisco 49ers:

    Front Office

    Kyle Shanahan returns for yet another season as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. His tenure in the valley has been successful as he has already made it to a Super Bowl and a couple of NFC title games. He currently has an overall record of 43-44. 

    He will be entering his sixth season as the head coach of the 49ers and he is coming off of an NFC title game appearance where they lost to the Los Angeles Rams. His teams tend to regress after a successful season so it’ll be interesting to see if he is able to keep the 49ers afloat in 2022.


    There is a lot of quarterback controversy surrounding the San Francisco 49ers as it seems like Jimmy Garoppolo is on his way out and Trey Lance is on his way in. This seems to be a move that has been a few seasons in the making ever since they drafted Trey Lance a couple of years ago.

    Elijah Mitchell is likely going to take all the starting reps at running back. But what most people will be focused on is how they use Deebo Samuel after the way they used them in a hybrid role last season. They will be hoping to get George Kittle for the fall season and they have Brandon Aiyuk as a number two wide receiver for Lance to get comfortable with as well.


    Nick Bosa is the centerpiece of his defense but they also have a very nice player at linebacker in Fred Warner and those two could easily cause havoc for opposing quarterbacks all throughout this season. 

    However, the weak link for this defense is once again going to be their secondary and they will need to improve almost immediately if the 49ers want to find their way back to the NFC championship game and potentially a Super Bowl this season. They lack a true playmaker on the back end of their defense and it could end up costing them big time in some huge games this season.

    San Francisco 49ers Betting & Odds Preview 2023-24

    The 2022-23 season is over and we take a look back at the San Francisco 49ers betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2023-24 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the 49ers before the start of the previous season:

    Last season the San Francisco 49ers finished with a record of 10-7 and they are expected to finish the same as they did during the 2021-22 season. Oddsmakers expect the San Francisco 49ers to win around ten of their seventeen games during the 2022-23 National Football League season. 

    The odds for betting the over on the win line are currently (+100) which makes them a very valuable bet, while the odds for the betting the under on the win line are currently (-120) heading into the 2022-23 season. 

    Their odds to win their division are currently (+160), while their odds to bring home a Conference Championship are (+750) at the moment. Their current odds to win the Super Bowl and bring home the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season are listed at (+1600) heading into the 2022-23 National Football League season. This puts them as one of the teams with the shortest odds to bring home the title this season.

    They are currently the favorites in ten of their seventeen games this season. As usual they are expected to win more games on their home field instead of having more wins on the road. They come into the 2022-23 National Football League season expected to be two possession favorites in zero of their seventeen games and two possession underdogs in zero of their seventeen games this season.  

    It’ll be interesting to see how this team performs after all the changes during the offseason and while playing in such a top heavy conference like the NFC. Due to the massive amount of parity in the National Football League, you never truly know what is going to happen from season to season. But all signs point towards the San Francisco 49ers being on the more successful end of the spectrum during the 2022-23 National Football League season.

    San Francisco 49ers FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the San Francisco 49ers? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the San Francisco 49ers play?

    The San Francisco 49ers play their home games at Levi’s Stadium. 

    Who owns the San Francisco 49ers?

    Denise DeBartolo York owns the San Francisco 49ers

    Has the San Francisco 49ers won an NFL Super Bowl?

    The San Francisco 49ers have won five Super Bowls. 

    Who is the San Francisco 49ers coach?

    Kyle Shanahan is the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers after signing with the team at the start of 2017. 

    Do the San Francisco 49ers play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the San Francisco 49ers are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming San Francisco 49ers games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the San Francisco 49ers record?

    The San Francisco 49ers finished the 2022 season with a 13-4 record.

    Did the San Francisco 49ers win last night?

    Fans of the San Francisco 49ers are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the San Francisco 49ers worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the San Francisco 49ers are worth $5.2 billion.

    Who do the San Francisco 49ers play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the San Francisco 49ers play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the San Francisco 49ers?

    You can watch the San Francisco 49ers on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone and Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and 49ers app. 

    Will the San Francisco 49ers make the playoffs this year?

    The San Francisco 49ers did make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 13-4 record, first in the NFC West and 2nd in the NFC.

    When do the San Francisco 49ers play?

    San Francisco 49ers fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next San Francisco 49ers game? 

    For more details on the next San Francisco 49ers game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the San Francisco 49ers finish the season?

    The San Francisco 49ers finished 1st in the NFC West and 2nd in the NFC.

    How many games did the San Francisco 49ers win?

    The San Francisco 49ers won 13 games in the 2022 NFL season.