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This is a list of current and defunct leagues of American football and Canadian football.

American Football

List of current leagues in North America

Professional major league:

Originally American Professional Football Conference, American Professional Football Association (1920-1921)

Independent professional major league:

Professional arena/indoor leagues:

Semi-professional leagues:

  • Template:Flagicon Empire Football League, 1969-
  • Template:Flagicon Mid Continental Football League, 1992-
  • Template:Flagicon New England Football League, 1994-
  • Template:Flagicon Template:Flagicon North American Football League, 1996-
  • Template:Flagicon Northeastern Football Alliance, 1997-
  • Template:Flagicon Rocky Mountain Football League, 1997-
  • Template:Flagicon Central Football League (US), 1999-
  • Template:Flagicon Southern States Football League, 2001-
  • Template:Flagicon Minor League Football Association, 2003-
  • Template:Flagicon Oklahoma Metro Football League, 2007-
  • Template:Flagicon Florida Football Alliance, 2007-
  • Template:Flagicon BNEFF, aka Big Northeast Football Federation 2007-

Collegiate and amateur leagues:

Women's leagues:

  • Template:Flagicon Women's Professional Football League, 1999-2007
  • Template:Flagicon National Women's Football Association, 2000-2008
  • Template:Flagicon Independent Women's Football League, 2000-
  • Template:Flagicon Women's Football League, 2002-2007
  • Template:Flagicon Lingerie Football League, 2009-
  • Template:Flagicon Women's Football Alliance, 2009-

Future leagues in the United States

Outdoor Professional Leagues:

  • Template:Flagicon All-American Football League, slated to start 2011
  • Template:Flagicon United States Football League, slated to start spring 2011
  • Template:Flagicon Ulitmate football league, slated to start winter 2013

Indoor Professional Leagues:

  • Template:Flagicon Ultimate Indoor Football League, slated to start spring 2011

Historical leagues in United States

Major outdoor leagues:

  • Template:Flagicon National Football League (1902) and the World Series of Pro Football, 1902–1903
  • Template:Flagicon Ohio League, 1903-19196
  • Template:Flagicon New York Pro Football League, 1916-19206
  • Template:Flagicon All-America Football Conference, 1946-19491
  • Template:Flagicon American Football League, 1926, 1936-1937, 1940-1941, and 1960-19692 (all unrelated, four separate leagues)
  • Template:Flagicon World Football League, 1974–1975
  • Template:Flagicon United States Football League, 1983–1985
  • Template:Flagicon XFL, 2001

Minor outdoor leagues

  • Template:Flagicon American Football League, 1934
  • Template:Flagicon Midwest Football League, 1935–1937, became American Professional Football Association in 1938, American Football League in 1939
  • Template:Flagicon Dixie League, 1936-1947 - originally South Atlantic Football Association
  • Template:Flagicon American Association 1936-1941/American Football League 1946-19503
  • Template:Flagicon American Football League, 1938-19394
  • Template:Flagicon Pacific Coast Professional Football League, 1940–1948
  • Template:Flagicon American Football League, 19445
  • Template:Flagicon World Football League, 2006
  • Template:Flagicon United Football League, 1961–1964
  • Template:Flagicon Atlantic Coast Football League, 1962–1971
  • Template:Flagicon Continental Football League, 1965–1969
  • Template:Flagicon Marstons Mills Football Club, 1999–2004
  • Template:Flagicon North American Football League, 1965–1966
  • Template:Flagicon American Football Association, 1977–1982
  • Template:Flagicon International Football League, 1984[1]
  • Template:Flagicon Professional Spring Football League, 1992
  • Template:Flagicon Regional Football League, 1999
  • Template:Flagicon International Football Federation, 2000
  • Template:Flagicon Spring Football League, 2000
  • 1: Two teams now in NFL
  • 2: Agreed to merger with the NFL in 1966, with merger completed in 1970
  • 3: American Association suspended operations for duration of U.S. involvement in World War II; in 1946 the AA was renamed American Football League
  • 4: Known as the American Professional Football Association in 1938; renamed American Football League in 1939; dissolution after 1939 season caused by formation of 1940-1941 AFL major league
  • 5: Merged with PCPFL in 1945
  • 6: Informal league, direct predecessor to the NFL

Indoor leagues

  • Template:Flagicon Arena Football League, 1987-2008 (assets acquired in December 2009 by Arena Football 1, which became the new Arena Football League)
  • Template:Flagicon Arenafootball2 (af2), 2000–2009 (assets also acquired in the same transaction noted above)
  • Template:Flagicon Professional Indoor Football League, 1998-2000 (Bought out by Af2 in 2001)
  • Template:Flagicon Indoor Football League, 1999-2000 (Bought out by Af2 in 2001;not related to the Indoor Football League that began play in 2009)
  • Template:Flagicon Indoor Professional Football League, 1999–2001
  • Template:Flagicon National Indoor Football League, 2001–2007
  • Template:Flagicon Intense Football League, 2004-2008 (merged into current incarnation of the Indoor Football League)
  • Template:Flagicon United Indoor Football, 2005-2008 (merged into current incarnation of the Indoor Football League)
  • Template:Flagicon Eastern Indoor Football League, 2007
  • Template:Flagicon World Indoor Football League, 2007

Women's leagues

  • Template:Flagicon Women's American Football League, formed 2001, became the AFWL in 2002
  • Template:Flagicon American Football Women's League (AFWL), 2002
  • Template:Flagicon Women's Football Association, 2002

List of current American Football minor and semi professional leagues outside of North America

Mid and South America:

  • Template:ARG - FAA Football Americano Argentina
  • Template:BAH - CAFL Commonwealth American Football League
  • Template:BRA - AFAB Associação de Futebol Americano do Brasil
  • Template:BRA - LBFA Liga Brasileira de Futebol Americano[2]
  • Template:MEX - OMFA Organizacion Mexicana de Futbol Americano[3] - Professional
  • Template:MEX - ONEFA National Student Organization of American Football - Collegiate
  • Template:URU - UFL Uruguay Football League
  • Template:CRC - FCFA Federación Costarricense de Futbol Americano

Europe:

  • Template:EUR - EFL European Football League
  • Template:AUT - AFL Austrian Football League
  • Template:BEL - BFL Belgian Football League
  • Template:CRO - CFL Croatian Football League
  • Template:CZE - CLAF Česká Liga Amerického Fotbalu
  • Denver Broncos - DAFF Danish American Football Federation
  • Template:FIN - VL Vaahteraliiga
  • Template:FRA - Championnat Élite
  • Template:GER - GFL German Football League
  • Template:HUN - MAFL Magyarországi Amerikai Futballcsapatok Ligája
  • Template:IRL - IAFL Irish American Football League
  • Template:ITA - IFL Italian Football League
  • Template:MDA - AFAM Associatia de Fotbal American
  • Template:NED - AFBN American Football Bond Nederland
  • Template:NOR - NAFF Norway American Football Federation
  • Template:NOR - Southside Football League
  • Template:POL - PLFA Polish American Football League
  • Template:POR - LPFA Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Americano
  • Template:ROU - Romanian Championship of American Football
  • Template:RUS - UAFR Union of American Football of Russia
  • Template:SVK - SLAF Slovenská Liga Amerického Futbalu
  • Template:SLO - SNFL Slovenian National Football League
  • Template:SRB - NLS Nacionalna Liga Srbije
  • Template:ESP - LNFA Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano
  • Template:SWE - Superserien
  • Template:CHE - NLA Nationalliga A - NSFL Non Professional Swiss Romand Americain Football League
  • Template:TUR - TAFL Turkish American Football League
  • Template:UKR - FAFU Federation American Football of Ukraine
  • Template:UK - BAFACL BAFA Community Leagues, 2010-
  • Template:UK - BUAFL British Universities American Football League, 2007-
  • Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon Central Europe/South-Eastern Europe - CEFL Central European Football League

Asia:

  • Template:ISR - Israeli Football League
  • Template:JPN - X-League, 1996-
  • Template:JPN - Tokyo Football League, 1977?-1991 (Became the UFL in 1991)
  • Template:JPN - Urban Football League, 1991-
  • Template:JPN - Japan Private Football Federation, 1978-
  • Template:KOR - KAFA Korea American Football Association
  • Template:KOR - SAFA Seoul American Football Association
  • Template:THA - FAFA Flag and American Football Association

Oceania:

  • Template:AUS - ACT Gridiron
  • Template:AUS - NSW Gridiron Football League
  • Template:AUS - Gridiron Queensland
  • Template:AUS - South Australian Gridiron Association
  • Template:AUS - Gridiron Victoria
  • Template:AUS - Gridiron West
  • Template:NZL - New Zealand American Football Association
  • Template:NZL - Gridiron New Zealand
  • Template:NZL - American Football Wellington

Future leagues around the world

Indoor professional leagues:

  • Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon XFL-A, starting spring 2011

List of defunct American football minor leagues around the world

  • Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon NFL Europa 1995-2007
  • Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon World League of American Football, 1991–1992
  • Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon Football League of Europe, 1994-1995
  • Template:Flagicon Icelandic Society for American Football, 1988–1991
  • Template:Flagicon - BAFL British American Football League, 1987-2010
  • Template:Flagicon - BCAFL British Collegiate American Football League, 1985–2007
  • Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon/Template:Flagicon International League of American Football - Intended to begin play in 1990, folded before first game[4]

Canadian Football

Professional major league:

Semi-professional leagues:

  • Template:Flagicon Alberta Football League, 1996-
  • Template:Flagicon Maritime Football League, 1996-

Collegiate and amateur leagues:

  • Template:Flagicon Canadian Junior Football League, 1890-
  • Template:Flagicon National Capital Amateur Football Association, 1955-
  • Template:Flagicon Canadian Interuniversity Sport, 1961-
  • Template:Flagicon Quebec Junior Football League, 1970-
  • Template:Flagicon Canadian Colleges Athletic Association, 1974-

See also

  • International Federation of American Football (IFAF), international governing body for American football
  • European Federation of American Football (EFAF)
  • British American Football Association (BAFA)
  • Association of Professional Football Leagues - compact of NFL and three minor leagues, 1946–1948
  • List of professional sports leagues#Football: American and Canadian
  • American-style Football Quarterback Leader Board

References

External links

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