There have been only a few minor overhauls over the years; more notably the addition of a black outline on the intertwined “SF” in 1989 and a gold trimming on the inside of the oval in 1996. The red color in the 49ers logo represents passion, energy and optimism while the gold color depicts excellence and rich tradition of the team.
2009 - Present
In 2009 San Francisco logo consisted of a stretched oval “SF” logo design that went though a new brighter shade of red.
1996 - 2008
A gold trimming was added between the red and black layers inside the oval in 1996.
Wordmark “49ers” in white with black shadow and red outlined background.
1968 - 1995
From 1962, the 49ers’ logo has been the iconic “SF” within the center of a red oval with a black outlining on the intertwined “SF.”
1946 - 1967
The original 49ers logo was a mustached gold miner from the 1849 California Gold Rush, dressed in plaid pants and a red shirt, jumping in midair with his hat falling off, and firing pistols in each hand: one nearly shooting his foot, and the other pistol about the head.