The San Francisco 49ers (also written as the San Francisco Forty-Niners) are a professional American football team based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 49ers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) West division, and play their home games at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The team was founded in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC), and joined the NFL in 1949 when the leagues merged. The team began play at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco before moving to Candlestick Park in 1971, and then to Levi’s Stadium in 2014. The San Francisco 49ers won five Super Bowl championships between 1981 and 1994. They have been division champions 21 times between 1970 and 2022, making them one of the most successful teams in NFL history. The San Francisco 49ers rank fourth all-time in playoff wins (34), having been in the league playoffs 29 times (28 times in the NFL and one time in the AAFC), and have also played in the most NFC Championship games (16), hosting 10 of them, also an NFC record. The team has set numerous notable NFL records, including most consecutive away games won (18), most points scored in a single postseason (131), most consecutive seasons leading the league in scoring (4), most consecutive games scored (420 games from 1979 to 2004), most field goals in a season (44), most games won in a season (18), and most touchdowns (8) and points scored (55) in a Super Bowl.