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The San Francisco 49ers entered professional football in 1946 as a member of the All-America Football Conference and was the very first team in the four major sports to originate on the West Coast. The team joined the NFL in 1949.
The Forty Niners’ nickname, often referred to as Niners and written as 49ers, came from the California’s gold rush gold-seekers in the 1800’s. San Francisco 49ers football logo consists of the initials for the city with the classic black and maroon colors and a touch of gold.