List of San Francisco 49ers seasons

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This article is a list of seasons completed by the San Francisco 49ers, an American football franchise representing the San Francisco Bay Area. The 49ers are members of the West division in the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League (NFL). The list documents the season-by-season records of the 49ers' franchise from 1946 to present, including postseason records, and league awards for individual players or head coaches. The San Francisco 49ers began play in 1946 as charter members of the All-America Football Conference. r history. When the 49ers joined the NFL after the AAFC-NFL merger in 1950, they never won a division or conference title, and only finished as high as second once from 1950–1969. After winning three consecutive division titles from 1970–1972, they would return to losing in 1973 and achieved only one winning season for the rest of the decade. Another playoff drought lasted from 20032010, a stretch of eight non-winning seasons. This drought came to an end when the 49ers won their division with a 13–3 record in 2011; they earned three straight berths in the NFC Championship Game.

Seasons[edit]

NFL champions (1920–1969) Super Bowl champions (1966–present) Conference champions Division champions Wild Card berth One-game playoff berth
Season Team League Conference Division Finish Wins Losses Ties Postseason results Awards Head coaches
1946 1946 AAFC Western 2nd 9 5 0 Buck Shaw
1947 1947 AAFC Western 2nd 8 4 2
1948 1948 AAFC Western 2nd 12 2 0
1949 1949 AAFC 2nd 9 3 0 Won First-Round Playoffs (Yankees) 17–7
Lost AAFC Championship (at Browns) 7–21
1950 1950 NFL National 5th 3 9 0
1951 1951 NFL National 3rd 7 4 1
1952 1952 NFL National 3rd 7 5 0
1953 1953 NFL Western 3rd 9 3 0
1954 1954 NFL Western 3rd 7 4 1
1955 1955 NFL Western 5th 4 8 0 Red Strader
1956 1956 NFL Western 3rd 5 6 1 Frankie Albert
1957 1957 NFL Western 2nd 8 4 0 Lost Western Conference Playoff (Lions) 27–31
1958 1958 NFL Western 4th 6 6 0
1959 1959 NFL Western 4th 7 5 0 Red Hickey
1960 1960 NFL Western 3rd 7 5 0
1961 1961 NFL Western 5th 7 6 1
1962 1962 NFL Western 5th 6 8 0
1963 1963 NFL Western 7th 2 12 0 Red Hickey (0–3)
Jack Christiansen (2–9)
1964 1964 NFL Western 7th 4 10 0 Jack Christiansen
1965 1965 NFL Western 4th 7 6 1
1966 1966 NFL Western 4th 6 6 2
1967 1967 NFL Western Coastal 3rd 7 7 0
1968 1968 NFL Western Coastal 3rd 7 6 1 Dick Nolan
1969 1969 NFL Western Coastal 4th 4 8 2
1970 1970 NFL NFC West 1st 10 3 1 Won Divisional Playoffs (at Vikings) 17–14
Lost NFC Championship (Cowboys) 10–17
John Brodie (MVP)
Bruce Taylor (DROY)
1971 1971 NFL NFC West 1st 9 5 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 24–20
Lost NFC Championship (at Cowboys) 3–14
1972 1972 NFL NFC West 1st 8 5 1 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 28–30
1973 1973 NFL NFC West 4th 5 9 0
1974 1974 NFL NFC West 2nd 6 8 0
1975 1975 NFL NFC West 2nd 5 9 0
1976 1976 NFL NFC West 2nd 8 6 0 Monte Clark
1977 1977 NFL NFC West 3rd 5 9 0 Ken Meyer
1978 1978 NFL NFC West 4th 2 14 0 Pete McCulley (1–8)
Fred O'Connor (1–6)
1979 1979 NFL NFC West 4th 2 14 0 Bill Walsh
1980 1980 NFL NFC West 3rd 6 10 0
1981 1981 NFL NFC West 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 38–24
Won NFC Championship (Cowboys) 28–27
Won Super Bowl XVI (1) (vs. Bengals) 26–21
Joe Montana (SB MVP)
Bill Walsh (COY)
1982 1982 NFL NFC West 11th1 3 6 0
1983 1983 NFL NFC West 1st 10 6 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Lions) 24–23
Lost NFC Championship (at Redskins) 21–24
1984 1984 NFL NFC West 1st 15 1 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 21–10
Won NFC Championship (Bears) 23–0
Won Super Bowl XIX (2) (vs. Dolphins) 38–16
Joe Montana (SB MVP)
1985 1985 NFL NFC West 2nd 10 6 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Giants) 3–17
1986 1986 NFL NFC West 1st 10 5 1 Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Giants) 3–49 Joe Montana (CBPOY)
1987 1987 NFL NFC West 1st 13 2 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 24–36 Jerry Rice (OPOY)
1988 1988 NFL NFC West 1st 10 6 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 34–9
Won NFC Championship (at Bears) 28–3
Won Super Bowl XXIII (3) (vs. Bengals) 20–16
Jerry Rice (SB MVP)
Roger Craig (OPOY)
1989 1989 NFL NFC West 1st 14 2 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 41–13
Won NFC Championship (Rams) 30–3
Won Super Bowl XXIV (4) (vs. Broncos) 55–10
Joe Montana (MVP, SB MVP, OPOY) George Seifert
1990 1990 NFL NFC West 1st 14 2 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 28–10
Lost NFC Championship (Giants) 13–15
Joe Montana (MVP)
1991 1991 NFL NFC West 3rd 10 6 0
1992 1992 NFL NFC West 1st 14 2 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 20–13
Lost NFC Championship (Cowboys) 20–30
Steve Young (MVP, OPOY)
1993 1993 NFL NFC West 1st 10 6 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 44–3
Lost NFC Championship (at Cowboys) 21–38
Jerry Rice (OPOY)
Dana Stubblefield (DROY)
1994 1994 NFL NFC West 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Bears) 44–15
Won NFC Championship (Cowboys) 38–28
Won Super Bowl XXIX (5) (vs. Chargers) 49–26
Steve Young (MVP, SB MVP)
Deion Sanders (DPOY)
1995 1995 NFL NFC West 1st 11 5 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 17–27 Jerry Rice (PB MVP)
1996 1996 NFL NFC West 2nd 12 4 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Eagles) 14–0
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Packers) 14–35
1997 1997 NFL NFC West 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 38–22
Lost NFC Championship (Packers) 10–23
Dana Stubblefield (DPOY) Steve Mariucci
1998 1998 NFL NFC West 2nd 12 4 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Packers) 30–27
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Falcons) 18–20
1999 1999 NFL NFC West 4th 4 12 0 Bryant Young (CBPOY)
2000 2000 NFL NFC West 4th 6 10 0
2001 2001 NFL NFC West 2nd 12 4 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Packers) 15–25 Garrison Hearst (CBPOY)
2002 2002 NFL NFC West 1st 10 6 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Giants) 39–38
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Buccaneers) 6–31
2003 2003 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 9 0 Dennis Erickson
2004 2004 NFL NFC West 4th 2 14 0
2005 2005 NFL NFC West 4th 4 12 0 Mike Nolan
2006 2006 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 9 0
2007 2007 NFL NFC West 3rd 5 11 0 Patrick Willis (DROY)
2008 2008 NFL NFC West 2nd 7 9 0 Mike Nolan (2–5)
Mike Singletary (5–4)
2009 2009 NFL NFC West 2nd 8 8 0 Mike Singletary
2010 2010 NFL NFC West 3rd 6 10 0 Mike Singletary (5–10)
Jim Tomsula (1–0)
2011 2011 NFL NFC West 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Saints) 36–32
Lost NFC Championship (Giants) 17–20 (OT)
Jim Harbaugh (COY) Jim Harbaugh
2012 2012 NFL NFC West 1st 11 4 1 Won Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 45–31
Won NFC Championship (at Falcons) 28–24
Lost Super Bowl XLVII (vs. Ravens) 31–34
2013 2013 NFL NFC West 2nd 12 4 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Packers) 23–20
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Panthers) 23–10
Lost NFC Championship (at Seahawks) 17–23
2014 2014 NFL NFC West 3rd 8 8 0
2015 2015 NFL NFC West 4th 5 11 0 Anquan Boldin (MOY) Jim Tomsula
2016 2016 NFL NFC West 4th 2 14 0 Chip Kelly
2017 2017 NFL NFC West 4th 6 10 0 Kyle Shanahan

Statistics above are current as of January 1, 2018. An em dash (—) indicates that the category is not applicable.

All-time records[edit]

Statistic Wins Losses Ties Win %
San Francisco 49ers regular season record 566 474 16 .544
San Francisco 49ers postseason record 31 21 .596
All-time regular and postseason record 597 495 16 .546

1 Due to a strike-shortened season in 1982, all teams were ranked by conference instead of division.

References[edit]

  • "San Francisco 49ers History". CBS Sportsline. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  • "San Francisco 49ers Team History". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  • "NFL History: Historical Standings". National Football League. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  • "AAFC Season to Season League Totals". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-21.