San Francisco 49ers Rumors

San Francisco 49ers rumors page give you update information about the San Francisco 49ers a American Professional Football team based in Santa Clara, California.

The San Francisco 49ers was founded in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1949 when the leagues merged.

They are in the West Division of the National Football Conference in the NFL.

The 49ers play their homes game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, located 45 miles (72 km) southeast of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. Their headquarters and practice facility, since 1988, has been in Santa Clara, California.


The San Francisco 49ers, an original member of the new All-America Football Conference (AAFC), they were the first professional sports league franchise based in San Francisco, and one of the first professional sports league teams based on the West Coast.

Tony Morabito, a lumber business owner founded the 49ers. He  tried several times to get an NFL franchise for the Bay Area.

Morabito was one of the first to realize that with the invention of commercial airplanes, a national professional sports leagues were now possible.

San Francisco get their name "49ers" from James W. Marshall is the founder who found gold at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. The name 49ers come from 1849 the year the Gold Rush started with 300,000 people who said, "There's gold in them thar hills."

The team is legally name corporately is registered as the San Francisco Forty Niners, Ltd.

In 1957, San Francisco 49ers rumors owner Tony Morabito collapsed of a heart attack and died during the game. The 49ers players learned of his death at halftime when coach Frankie Albert was handed a note with two words: 

"Tony's gone." With tears running down their faces, and motivated to win for their departed owner, the 49ers scored 14 unanswered points to win the game, 21–17. Dicky Moegle's late-game interception in the endzone sealed the victory.

Victor Morabito, Tony’s younger brother, kept the team in the family until 1964, when he too died of a heart attack. 

Both Victor and Tony’s wives, Jane and Josephine, retained control of the 49ers with Lou Spadia as team president until 1977, when Edward DeBartolo Jr. of Youngstown, Ohio emerged to buy the franchise.

Eddie Debartolo Jr. an American businessman involved in franchise ownership and sports management, becoming one of the most successful and generous owners in professional best known for his 23-year ownership of the San Francisco 49ers rumors of the National Football League (NFL).

During his 23-year ownership the 49ers won 5 Super Bowls in 14 years under Coach Bill Walsh and George Seifert. On February 6, 2016, Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor.

San Francisco 49ers Rumors Ownership Change

Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was involved in the 1998 corruption case of former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards. DeBartolo Jr. pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to report a felony, and received a $1,000,000 fine and 2 years of probation in return for his testimony against Gov. Edwards. Edwards was on trial for extortion and other charges, among which were the $400,000 he demanded from 

DeBartolo Jr. in exchange for the river boat casino license. DeBartolo Jr. never received the license, was fined by the NFL, and barred from active control of the 49ers for a year.

He could have returned to the team, but instead ceded control of the franchise to his sister, Denise York, in 2000, in return for the Simon DeBartolo Group. In spite of the public perception the transfer had been forced by the league, DeBartolo confirms it was voluntary.

The current CEO of the 49rs is John Edward "Jed" YorkYork is the son of the youngest owner in the NFL. Jed is the son of Denise DeBartolo and John York and the nephew of Edward DeBartolo Jr.