The 49ers became the first team in the NFL to win 15 regular season games after the league expanded to a 16-game regular season in 1978, going 15-1 in 1984.
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The San Francisco49ersbegan playing in 1946 as charter members of the All-America Football Conference. The AAFC merged with the NFL in 1950 and the49ersbecame the 10th-oldest franchise in the NFL.
In 1977, Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. became the new team owner and hired coach Bill Walsh. Within three years, the49erswon their first Super Bowl in 1982 when they defeated the Bengals, 26-21.
With Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, the49erswon three more Super Bowls, bringing their total to four by 1990.
In 2019, under head coach Kyle Shanahan, the49erswent back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 and advanced to the 2020 Super Bowl where they were defeated by PatrickMahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs, 31-20.
Seasons: 76 (1946-2021)
Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) George Seifert (98-30-0)
Super Bowl Titles: 5
Record going into 2021 season: (W-L-T) 589-499-16
Most Career Yards Rushing:Frank Gore, 11,073 (2005-14)
Most Career Yards Passing:Joe Montana, 35,124 (1979-92)
Most Career Receptions:Jerry Rice, 1,281 (1985-2000)
Most Career Sacks: Bryant Young, 89.5 (1994-2007)
Most Career Interceptions: Ronnie Lott, 51 (1981-90)
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