San Francisco 49ers

Founded in 1946

History of the Team

The 49ers were founded in 1946 as a charter member to the All American Football league. Later in 1949 the two leagues merged and, therefore, the 49ers became part of the NFL. They are based in San Francisco, California.

How they got their name...

In 1849 the gold prospectors who came to California were called 49ers. This name came from the fact that the most prospectors flocked to the land in 1849. Ironically, the team became part of the NFL 100 years later,