Danish American Football Federation

The Danish American Football Federation (DAFF; Danish: Dansk Amerikansk Fodbold Forbund) is an American football organization in Denmark. Its headquarters are located in Brøndby. DAFF organizes Denmark's national American football team, which competes in the International Federation of American Football.

Since 2000, DAFF has seen a huge increase in membership, influenced by Danish television station TV2 Zulu broadcasts of National Football League (NFL) games on Sunday evenings. The sudden popularity of the sport in Denmark has been dubbed "the Zulu effect" after the name of the TV station.[1] As of the 2007 season, Viasat obtained the rights to broadcast the NFL in Denmark on both 3+ and TV 2 Sport (Viasat owns 49 percent of TV 2 Sport).

The popularity of American football in Denmark can also be attributed to the nation's interest in the long career of Danish placekicker Morten Andersen, the NFL's all-time leader in points.[2]

National League teamsEdit

Team City Stadium Coordinates Founded (Lineage) Head Coach Top Executive Owner
AaB 89ers Aalborg, North Denmark Region 89ers Field 57°02′36″N 10°01′10″E / 57.0434°N 10.0195°E / 57.0434; 10.0195 (AaB 89ers) March 1989 Jacob Zinck Thellufsen Simon B. Nielsen
Triangle Razorbacks Vejle, Region of Southern Denmark Vejle Athletic Stadium 55°42′50″N 9°33′33″E / 55.7139°N 9.5591°E / 55.7139; 9.5591 (Triangle Razorbacks) 2000
Aarhus Tigers Aarhus, Central Denmark Region Bøgeskov Sports 56°07′09″N 10°07′38″E / 56.1192°N 10.1271°E / 56.1192; 10.1271 (Aarhus Tigers) 2012 Thomas Pedersen Jesper Christensen
Søllerød Gold Diggers Nærum, Rudersdal Municipality Rundforbi Stadion 55°49′33″N 12°32′26″E / 55.8258°N 12.5405°E / 55.8258; 12.5405 (Søllerød Gold Diggers) 2003 Troels Vestergaard Casper Reinhardt
Copenhagen Towers Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark Gentofte Sportspark 55°45′26″N 12°31′38″E / 55.7571°N 12.5272°E / 55.7571; 12.5272 (Copenhagen Towers) 1990 Peter Herbild Jakob Munksgaard
Odense Badgers Odense, Region of Southern Denmark
Frederikssund Oaks Frederikssund, Capital Region of Denmark

Danish American Football Federation Hall of FameEdit

DAFF opened the Danish American Football Federation Hall of Fame on February 5, 2006, the day of Super Bowl XL.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Masculine, action-packed American import gains popularity Archived 2011-07-12 at the Wayback Machine, The Copenhagen Post, 24 February 2007.
  2. ^ Say Danish cheese, The Toronto Sun, 10 December 2008.

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