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List of Leagues of American Football

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

Leagues in North America

Current professional leagues in North America

Professional outdoor leagues


Originally American Professional Football Conference, American Professional Football Association (1920-1921)
Merged with the American Football League (1960-69)
Formed from Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (1909) and Western Interprovincial Football Union (1936).


Professional arena/indoor leagues

Formed from United Indoor Football and Intense Football League
Formed from Champions Professional Indoor Football League and Lone Star Football League
Formed from Arena Pro Football and Can-Am Indoor Football League

Developmental leagues

Current semi-professional leagues

Collegiate and amateur leagues

Current Women's Leagues

Women's Indoor/Arena leagues

Operated as the Lingerie Football League from 2009 to 2012.

Planned women's leagues

Planned leagues in North America

Historical leagues in North America

Major outdoor leagues:

Minor outdoor leagues

Indoor leagues

Collegiate and amateur leagues

Women's leagues

Leagues outside North America

Current American football minor, semi professional and amateur leagues outside North America

Central and South America:




Defunct American football minor leagues around the world

International American Football Leagues

Collegiate and amateur leagues

See also


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  9. ^ "Women's Football League Association - About". Women's Football League Association. Retrieved 2020.
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  11. ^ "Ironmen Join Grid Conference". The Pittsburgh Press. September 9, 1959. p. 50. Retrieved 2018.
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  17. ^ CBFA official website Archived 2014-01-17 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Pagina Oficial FECOFA
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