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This is a list of seasons completed by the San Francisco 49ers American football franchise 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. When the AAFC folded following the 1950 season, they were one of three teams which joined the NFL. While they had been one of the best teams in the AAFC (second only to the Cleveland Browns in terms of overall record), their success did not follow to the NFL. Prior to the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, they never won their division or conference title, and only finished as high as second once, the 1957 season when they lost a special one-game playoff against the Detroit Lions to determine the Western Conference champion.

The 1970s opened with three consecutive division titles, but by 1973 they returned to losing; capturing only one winning season for the rest of the decade. Starting with the 1981 season, however, their fortunes would turn yet again. No team won more Super Bowls during the 1980s, as the 49ers made the playoffs in nine of the decade's ten seasons, and won Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII and XXIV. They added one more NFL championship with Super Bowl XXIX following the 1994 season. Overall the 49ers have a regular-season record of 509 wins, 420 losses, and 15 ties; including games from both the AAFC and the NFL.


  • Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play. Italicized numbers mean that the records are subject to change each week due to regular season or postseason games being played.
Super Bowl Champions (1970–present) Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth One-Game Playoff Berth
Season Team League Conference Division Regular Season Post Season Results Awards
Finish Wins Losses Ties
San Francisco 49ers (AAFC)
1946 1946 AAFC Western 2nd 9 5 0
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 (Browns) (21-7)
San Francisco 49ers (NFL)
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
1956 1956 NFL Western 3rd 5 6 1
1957 1957 NFL Western 2nd 8 4 0 Lost Western Conference Playoff (Lions) 31-27
1958 1958 NFL Western 4th 6 6 0
1959 1959 NFL Western 4th 7 5 0
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
1964 1964 NFL Western 7th 4 10 0
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
1969 1969 NFL Western Coastal 4th 4 8 2
1970 1970 NFL NFC West 1st 10 3 1 Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 17-14
Lost Conference Championship (Cowboys) 17-10
1971 1971 NFL NFC West 1st 9 5 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 24-20
Lost Conference Championship (Cowboys) 14-3
1972 1972 NFL NFC West 1st 8 5 1 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 30-28
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
1977 1977 NFL NFC West 3rd 5 9 0
1978 1978 NFL NFC West 4th 2 14 0
1979 1979 NFL NFC West 4th 2 14 0
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 Conference Championship (Cowboys) 28-27
Won Super Bowl XVI (Bengals) 26-21
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 Conference Championship (Redskins) 24-21
1984 1984 NFL NFC West 1st 15 1 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 21-10
Won Conference Championship (Bears) 23-0
Won Super Bowl XIX (Dolphins) 38-16
1985 1985 NFL NFC West 2nd 10 6 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Giants) 17-3
1986 1986 NFL NFC West 1st 10 5 1 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 49-3
1987 1987 NFL NFC West 1st 13 2 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 36-24
1988 1988 NFL NFC West 1st 10 6 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 34-9
Won Conference Championship (Bears) 28-3
Won Super Bowl XXIII (Bengals) 20-16
1989 1989 NFL NFC West 1st 14 2 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 41-13
Won Conference Championship (Rams) 30-3
Won Super Bowl XXIV (Broncos) 55-10
1990 1990 NFL NFC West 1st 14 2 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 28-10
Lost Conference Championship (Giants) 15-13
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 Conference Championship (Cowboys) 30-20
1993 1993 NFL NFC West 1st 10 6 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 44-3
Lost Conference Championship (Cowboys) 38-21
1994 1994 NFL NFC West 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Bears) 44-15
Won Conference Championship (Cowboys) 38-28
Won Super Bowl XXIX (Chargers) 49-26
1995 1995 NFL NFC West 1st 11 5 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 27-17
1996 1996 NFL NFC West 2nd 12 4 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Eagles) 14-0
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 35-14
1997 1997 NFL NFC West 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 38-22
Lost Conference Championship (Packers) 23-10
1998 1998 NFL NFC West 2nd 12 4 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Packers) 30-27
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Falcons) 20-18
1999 1999 NFL NFC West 4th 4 12 0
2000 2000 NFL NFC West 4th 6 10 0
2001 2001 NFL NFC West 2nd 12 4 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Packers) 25-15
2002 2002 NFL NFC West 1st 10 6 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Giants) 39-38
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Buccaneers) 31-6
2003 2003 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 9 0
2004 2004 NFL NFC West 4th 2 14 0
2005 2005 NFL NFC West 4th 4 12 0
2006 2006 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 9 0
2007 2007 NFL NFC West 3rd 5 11 0
2008 2008 NFL NFC West 2nd 7 9 0
2009 2009 NFL NFC West 2nd 8 8 0
2010 2010 NFL NFC West 3rd 6 10 0
2011 2011 NFL NFC West 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Saints) 36-32
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 17-20 (OT)
2012 2012 NFL NFC West 1st 11 4 1 Won Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 45-31
Won Conference Championship (Falcons) 28-24
Lost Super Bowl XLVII (Ravens) 31-34
2013 2013 NFL NFC West 2nd 12 4 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Packers) 23-20
Won Divisional Playoffs (Panthers) 23-10
Lost Conference Championship (Seahawks) 17-23
2014 2014 NFL NFC West 3rd 8 8 0
Total 553 439 16 (1946–2014, includes only regular season)
26 18 0 (1946–2013, includes only playoffs)
579 464 16 (1946–2014, includes both regular season and playoffs; 5 NFL Championships)

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

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