How many Super Bowls have the San Francisco 49ers won?

See how many rings the San Francisco 49ers have amassed throughout their 77-year existence.


How many Super Bowls have the San Francisco 49ers won?

Bill Walsh (via San Francisco 49ers)

The San Francisco 49ers is one of the most storied teams in the NFL. They have had some memorable teams and moments in the history of the league. Think Manchester United in the Premier League or the Boston Celtics in the NBA. That’s what the 49ers are to the NFL. They have a winning history. The franchise has a strong roster this season and they are expected to be in the Super Bowl come February 2024.

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The Niners have had football dynasties in the past. Legendary players such as Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Steve Young have donned the famous red and gold of the Bay area team. Winning was the norm in San Francisco and they are still held to that standard. The pressure to deliver is always there and that comes with being a dominant force in the league in the past.

The 80s and 90s saw the Niners win Super Bowls and create magic on the field. They had the players, they had the coaches and they had the aura to dominate every team that came in their way. Founded in the year 1946, the 49ers became the 10th-oldest team in the NFL after the AAFC-NFL merger. So how many Super Bowls has the Niners won? Let’s find out.

Team NameSan Francisco 49ers
Founded1946
Rings Count5
Ring Years1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995

How many rings does San Francisco 49ers have?

San Francisco 49ers' Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers’ Joe Montana (via San Francisco 49ers)

The San Francisco 49ers have five rings. Three of those five rings came in the 80s. The Niners were a dominant force throughout that decade and were stacked from top to bottom. They are one of the seven teams that have won back-to-back Super Bowls. Their first ring came in the year 1982, whereas their fifth and, so far, the last ring came in 1995. They hold a record of 5-1 in Super Bowls. Let’s take a look at all those five rings.

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Super Bowl 16: 49ers 26, Bengals 21

The San Francisco 49ers’ first Super Bowl appearance came in the year 1982. It was a massive success as the Niners beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21. QB Joe Montana won Super Bowl MVP as the Niners came out of the blocks swinging in that game. They took a 20-point lead in the first half and never relinquished it.

Super Bowl 16
Super Bowl 16 (via Sports Illustrated)

Although the Bengals made a comeback in the second half, it proved to be a futile effort as the Niners only needed a couple of field goals in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. The title came in head coach Bill Walsh‘s third season as the Niners head coach.

Super Bowl 19: 49ers 38, Dolphins 16

The Niners reached the Super Bowl again three years later. They entered the Super Bowl with a 15-1 regular season record. Such was the sheer dominance of that team. The Miami Dolphins never stood a chance. And yet it was a close game in the first half. However, Joe Montana again took over and ran away with the game en route to winning another Super Bowl MVP.

Super Bowl 19
Super Bowl 19 (via San Francisco 49ers)

The 49ers pounded the Dolphins with 537 total yards. The Miami-based team could only manage 314. Dolphins were actually a good team that season. It was legendary head coach Don Shula‘s 15th season with the team. They were quarterbacked by a second-year signal-caller named Dan Marino. The Hall of Fame QB had smashed all the records en route to reaching the ultimate game but unfortunately met his match in the Super Bowl.

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Super Bowl 23: 49ers 20, Bengals 16

One of the greatest Super Bowls of all time culminated in one of the greatest game-winning drives of all time. Joe Montana, in his third Super Bowl, orchestrated 92-yard drive with 3:10 left in the game. The drive ended with Montana throwing a dart to John Taylor in the endzone with 34 seconds left in the game.

Super Bowl 23
Super Bowl 23 (via NFL.com)

It was a masterclass from Montana as well as Bill Walsh as the Niners won their third Super Bowl in seven years. WR Jerry Rice finished the game with 11 catches for 215 yards and was named Super Bowl MVP. This was Walsh’s final game as the Niners’ head coach. He retired after this game, winning three Super Bowls and 10 out of 14 postseason games.

Super Bowl 24: 49ers 55, Broncos 10

The Denver Broncos were never there that night. It was all too easy for the Niners. The blowout began in the first quarter and it never stopped as the 49ers poured in 55 points on the Broncos’ head. At one point the score read 41-3. The Broncos hadn’t scored a touchdown in three quarters, in the Super Bowl! Joe Montana finished the game with 267 yards and five touchdowns, with a passer rating of 147.6. He won his third Super Bowl MVP.

Super Bowl 24
Super Bowl 24 (via San Francisco 49ers)

It was one of the most forgettable Super Bowls of all time. However, the 49ers that year were simply amazing. They finished the regular season with a league best record of 14-2 and Joe Montana won the league MVP that year, his second.

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Super Bowl 29: 49ers 49, Chargers 26

This was Steve Young‘s night. He had backed up Joe Montana for a very long time. But he found himself quarterbacking for the Niners in the Super Bowl after Montana was traded away to the Kansas City Chiefs. Young took full advantage of it and threw a record six touchdown passes en route to winning Super Bowl MVP.

Super Bowl 29
Super Bowl 29 (via Sports Illustrated Vault)

This was the Niners’ last Super Bowl. They did qualify for the playoffs a number of times after that, but reached the Super Bowl only once, in 2012. They lost that game against the Baltimore Ravens in what is now known as the Harbaugh Bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1. How many rings has the San Francisco 49ers won?

Ans: The San Francisco 49ers have won five rings so far.

Q2. Which year was San Francisco 49ers founded?

Ans: The San Francisco 49ers was founded in the year 1946.

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Q3. Who was the QB for the Niners in their last Super Bowl victory?

Ans: Steve Young was the Niners’ quarterback during their Super Bowl XXIX triumph.

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