San Francisco 49ers History

The San Francisco 49ers are in their seventy-fifth season, playing their home games at Levi's Stadium, in San Francisco, California since 2014. The 49ers are led by head coach Kyle Shanahan since 2017.

In 2011, head coach Jim Harbaugh won Coach of the Year after leading the team to a 13-3-0 record.

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: Bryant Young won the Comeback Player of the Year in 1999; Steve Young won the Most Valuable Player in 1992 and 1994 and the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1992; Joe Montana won the Most Valuable Player in 1989 and 1990, the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1989, and the Comeback Player of the Year in 1986; John Brodie won the Most Valuable Player in 1970; Garrison Hearst won the Comeback Player of the Year in 2001; Patrick Willis won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2007; Dana Stubblefield won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1997 and the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1993; Bruce Taylor won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1970; Jerry Rice won the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1987 and 1993; Deion Sanders won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1994; Roger Craig won the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1988; Nick Bosa won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2019.

The 49ers have won five Super Bowls in their history, most recently in 1994.

San Francisco 49ers Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Kyle Shanahan 2017-2020 29-35-0 45.3% 2-1
Chip Kelly 2016 2-14-0 12.5% 0-0
Jim Tomsula 2010, 2015 6-11-0 35.3% 0-0
Jim Harbaugh 2011-2014 44-19-1 69.5% 5-3
Mike Singletary 2008-2010 18-22-0 45.0% 0-0
Mike Nolan 2005-2008 18-37-0 32.7% 0-0
Dennis Erickson 2003-2004 9-23-0 28.1% 0-0
Steve Mariucci 1997-2002 57-39-0 59.4% 3-4
George Seifert 1989-1996 98-30-0 76.6% 10-5
Bill Walsh 1979-1988 92-59-1 60.9% 10-4
Pete McCulley 1978 2-14-0 12.5% 0-0
Fred O'Connor 1978 2-14-0 12.5% 0-0
Ken Meyer 1977 5-9-0 35.7% 0-0
Monte Clark 1976 8-6-0 57.1% 0-0
Dick Nolan 1968-1975 54-53-5 50.4% 2-3
Jack Christiansen 1963-1967 26-38-3 41.0% 0-0
Red Hickey 1959-1963 27-27-1 50.0% 0-0
Frankie Albert 1956-1958 19-16-1 54.2% 0-1
Norman "Red" Strader 1955 4-8-0 33.3% 0-0
Lawrence "Buck" Shaw 1946-1954 71-39-4 64.0% 1-1

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