The team was formed in 1946 as a member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC), then joined the NFL when the leagues merged. The name “49ers” on the team comes from the 1849 Gold rush in Northern California.
San Francisco 49ers is an American football team in the US state of San Francisco. The team is in the National Footbal League (NFL) NFC Conference West group.
Some of the athletes who have retired from the event jerseys for their outstanding contributions to the team are as follows:
Steve Young, quarterback, 1987-1999 (retired from number 8 shirt in 2008)
John Brodie, quarterback, 1957-1973 (retired from number 12 shirt in 1973)
Joe Montana, quarterback, 1979-1992 (retired from number 16 shirt in 1997)