San Francisco 49ers, American professional turf football crew situated in Santa Clara, California, that plays in the National Football League (NFL). The 49ers have won five Super Bowl titles (1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, and 1995) and six National Football Conference (NFC) titles.
The San Francisco 49ers were built up in the All-American Football Conference (AAFC) in 1946. The group had a triumphant record in every one of its initial four years, however it couldn't dislodge the prevailing Cleveland Browns, who won each title in the four periods of the AAFC. After the AAFC converged with the NFL in 1950, the 49ers battled through their first losing season. Notwithstanding the nearness of five future Hall of Famers—quarterback Y.A. Tittle, running backs Hugh McElhenny and Joe Perry, handle Bob St. Clair, and cautious lineman Leo Nomellini—the 49ers were for the most part ineffective during the 1950s, progressing to the postseason just once, in 1957. San Francisco started a string of 12 sequential seasons without a play-off compartment in 1958. A standout amongst the most vital players in the group during the 1960s was running back Dave Kopay, who in 1977 turned into the main competitor from a noteworthy American group activity to openly recognize that he was a gay. A resurgent 49ers squad under the direction of head mentor Dick Nolan and driven by quarterback John Brodie progressed to the NFC title game in both 1971 and 1972 however lost to the Dallas Cowboys on the two events.
The 49ers domination started in 1979 when quarterback Joe Montana was drafted by new head mentor Bill Walsh. Upon his landing in San Francisco, Walsh introduced his creative "West Coast offense," which depended on a progression of brisk, exact passes and was an ideal fit for Montana's abilities. San Francisco bounced back from a 2–14 record in Walsh's first year to the establishment's first Super Bowl win in his third. The 49ers' title run was featured by a very late triumph over the Cowboys in the NFC title game off a splendid touchdown go from Montana to wide beneficiary Dwight Clark, which was deified as "The Catch." The 49ers lost to the Washington Redskins in the 1984 NFC title game, however they lost just one game the next year and came back to the Super Bowl, where they effectively vanquished the Miami Dolphins. In the 1985 NFL draft, the group chosen wide beneficiary Jerry Rice, who might group with Montana to make a standout amongst the most productive passing teams in NFL history on his approach to breaking each real vocation getting record. In the wake of controlling the 49ers to a third Super Bowl win in 1989, Walsh resigned and gave head-training obligations to his guarded organizer, George Seifert.
While the 49ers groups of the 1980s were best known for their hostile ability, their guard highlighted various headliners, including future Hall of Fame wellbeing Ronnie Lott. San Francisco's predominance on the two sides of the ball was prove in 1990, when the 49ers crushed the Denver Broncos 55–10 in the most unbalanced Super Bowl triumph ever. Damage to Montana in 1991 allowed Steve Young a chance to venture in as the 49ers' beginning quarterback. Youthful exceeded expectations in his new job, which enabled the 49ers to exchange Montana 1993, and the group won a fifth Super Bowl in 1995. Youthful's retirement in 1999 denoted an emblematic end to the 49ers' long rule on the NFL—the group had equipped for the postseason in 15 of the 16 seasons somewhere in the range of 1983 and 1998—and San Francisco attempted to handle a reliably aggressive group through the primary decade of the 21st century.
In 2011 first-year head mentor Jim Harbaugh guided a youthful 49ers group worked around a savage resistance to the group's first play-off appearance since 2002; it finished in a NFC title game misfortune to the New York Giants. The following year the 49ers vanquished the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC title game to come back to the Super Bowl without precedent for a long time. In any case, San Francisco was vanquished by the Baltimore Ravens 34–31. Following the 2013 season, the 49ers came back to a third successive NFC title game (the third time that the establishment had hit that characteristic of supported greatness in its history), yet the group lost a nearby challenge to its division-rival Seattle Seahawks.
In 2014 the 49ers moved 48 miles (77 km) southeast of their namesake city to another arena and group central command in Santa Clara. That season saw the finish of the group's dash of play-off billets as the 49ers completed 8–8, and, after reports of grinding between the mentor and front office hounded the establishment all season, Harbaugh and the group commonly consented to go separate ways toward the year's end. The group's play radically tumbled off after Harbaugh's takeoff: the 49ers posted four back to back seasons with twofold digit misfortunes.