Last Updated on January 21, 2022
Lumber magnate Tony Morabito brought to reality an idea deemed preposterous at the time – San Francisco and the West Coast, in general, being members of a nationwide professional football league. Their entry to the NFL in the 1950s had a rough start, with 1941 being arguably their best performance during the decade. It almost got them into the championship game.
The 1960s saw them as the first NFL team to use Red Hickey’s shotgun formation and got them their first wins during their 1961 season. The 1970s turned out to be the decade when the 49ers started getting recognition.
They took their first NFC divisional titles in 1970, 1971, and 1972. This made them the only football franchise to win their first three divisional titles after NFL and AFL’s merger in 1970. The rest of the 70s was a roller-coaster of developments that led to a 49er comeback in the 80s.
San Francisco 49ers Font
Just like the team, the 49er logo has undergone several changes since their introduction. One of the first wordmark logos they had depicted a Western vibe. You can mimic this by using the Quentin Caps font by Dieter Steffmann. For the present day version, check out Clarendon Bold or Kameron Bold. All are free for personal use.