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The San Francisco 49ers are one of the winningest franchises in NFL history, both in the regular season and the postseason. And when it comes to the Super Bowl, the Niners are right near the top of that list as well.

As it pertains to Super Bowl appearances, the 49ers rank fifth with seven, trailing only the New England Patriots (11), Pittsburgh Steelers (8), Dallas Cowboys (8), and Denver Broncos (8). In terms of Super Bowl victories, San Francisco is tied for third with the rival Cowboys in that department with five, sitting behind only the Patriots and Steelers, who have won six apiece.

Here’s a quick look at the Super Bowl history of the San Francisco 49ers.

The San Francisco 49ers have made seven Super Bowl appearances

As mentioned, the San Francisco 49ers have made seven Super Bowl appearances, winning their first five and losing their last two.

NFL SeasonReg. Season RecordSuper Bowl Result
198113-3Def. Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21
198415-1Def. Miami Dolphins, 38-16
198810-6Def. Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16
198914-2Def. Denver Broncos, 55-10
199413-3Def. San Diego Chargers, 49-26
201211-4-1Lost to Baltimore Ravens, 34-31
201913-3Lost to Kansas City Chiefs, 31-20

When’s the last time the 49ers went to the Super Bowl?

As seen in the table above, the last time the San Francisco 49ers reached the Super Bowl was following the 2019 NFL season.

Coming into the campaign, the Niners hadn’t reached the NFL Playoffs since the 2013 season, which was also the last time they’d finished above .500. But behind a strong season from Jimmy Garoppolo, who completed 69.1% of his passes for 3,978 yards with 27 touchdowns in leading the league’s second-ranked scoring offense, and a solid defense that allowed the eighth-fewest points in the league, the 49ers went 13-3, winning the NFC West for the first time in seven years.

As the top seed in the NFC, San Francisco kicked off the postseason with an easy 27-10 victory over the sixth-seeded Minnesota Vikings. Kyle Shanahan’s squad then knocked off Aaron Rodgers and the second-seeded Green Bay Packers in the NFC title game, 37-20.

But in Super Bowl 54, the 49ers just didn’t have quite enough to hang with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, taking a 31-20 loss.


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