San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team. The team plays their home games in San Francisco, California, while the club's headquarters and practice facility are located in Santa Clara, California. They are currently members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
The 49ers began play in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1950 after the AAFC merged into the older league. The team currently shares the record for most Super Bowl victories (five). The 49ers teams of the 1980s and early 1990s are among the greatest teams in NFL history. Many of the NFL's greatest players played for the 49ers during this period. Additionally, some of the most memorable plays (including "The Catch") and games (including Super Bowl XIX) were played by these teams.
The San Francisco 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise to be based in San Francisco, and one of the first professional sports teams based on the West Coast of the United States.
The 49ers have won five NFL championships – all Super Bowls. They share the Super Bowl win record with the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
They were the first team to win five Super Bowls (Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, and XXIX) and are the only team to compete in more than one Super Bowl - and win every Super Bowl they've played in. They are considered "The Team of the Eighties", winning four Super Bowls in the decade.
The 49ers finished the 2006 regular season with 7-9 a record, their fourth consecutive losing season. They did, however, finish 3rd in the NFC West. During 49ers game in the 17th week of the season vs. Denver Broncos, the 49ers managed to come back from a 13-0 deficit and knock the Broncos off playoffs in a OT win (26-23).