The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California.
The San Francisco Bay Area is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California.
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They compete in the National Football League as a member of the league's National Football Conference West division.
The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.
The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League, the highest professional level of American football in the United States.
San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys 1995 by Richard Waldrup
The team currently plays its home games at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, located 45 miles southeast of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley is a nickname for the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, in the northern part of the U.S. state of California.
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California, named after the Spanish mission that was established there in 1777.
The team was founded in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference and joined the NFL in 1949 when the leagues merged.
The name "49ers" comes from the prospectors who arrived in Northern California in the 1849 Gold Rush.
The team is legally and corporately registered as the San Francisco Forty Niners, Ltd. The team began play at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco before moving across town to Candlestick Park in 1970 and then to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara in 2014.
Kezar Stadium is an outdoor athletics stadium in San Francisco, California, located adjacent to Kezar Pavilion in the southeastern corner of Golden Gate Park.
The 49ers won five Super Bowl championships between 1981 and 1995, led by Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, and coach Bill Walsh.
Ronald Mandel Lott is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the National Football League for fourteen seasons during the 1980s and 1990s.
Joseph Clifford Montana Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 16 seasons, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers.
Jerry Lee Rice is a former American football wide receiver who played 20 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers.
As of the 2016 NFL season, the team has won a total of six conference championships, with the first in 1981 and the last in 2012.
The 2016 NFL season, the 97th season in the history of the National Football League, began on Thursday, September 8, 2016, with the defending Super Bowl 50 champion Denver Broncos defeating the Carolina Panthers 21–20 in the NFL Kickoff Game.
They have been division champions a total of 19 times between 1970 and 2012 winning nearly back to back games during the late 80s and early 90s, making them one of the most successful teams in NFL history.
The 49ers have been in the league playoffs a total of 26 times: 25 times in the NFL and one time in the AAFC.
The team has set numerous notable NFL records, including a tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers for most conference championship game appearances, most consecutive road games won, most consecutive seasons leading league scoring, most consecutive games scored, most field goals in a season, fewest turn-overs in a season, and most touchdowns in a Super Bowl.
According to Forbes Magazine, the team is the 4th most-valuable team in the NFL, valued at $3 billion as of July 2016.
In 2016, the San Francisco 49ers were ranked the 10th most valuable sports team in the world, behind the Los Angeles Lakers and above Bayern Munich.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.