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Italian Football League (IFL) is an American football league in Italy.

Italian Football League
Italian Football League (logo).png
SportAmerican football
Founded2008
CEOEnrico Mambelli[1][2]
No. of teamsMax 12
Country Italy
Most recent
champion(s)
Milano Seamen
Official websitewww.ifleague.it

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HistoryEdit

The league was founded in 2008, taking over previous league's significance (National Football League Italy). The league was born as a result of the escape of several of the best clubs of the old championship organized by the Italian federation, such as Milano Rhinos, Parma Panthers, Bologna Doves and Bolzano Giants. However some of the historic Italian clubs have not joined the new league and continue to participate in different tournaments organized by other federations. This is the case of Legnano Frogs, Torino Giaguari, etc. In the following years a lot of teams moved to the FIDAF (the federation where the IFL belongs to) and most of the biggest teams are now part of the IFL that is the First Division or in the other 2 divisions.

IFL teamsEdit

† defunct
♦ due to league expansion the Napoli team can play the 2015 IFL season and is not relegated to the second division
‡ Roma Grizzlies won the second division championship and earned the right to play the 2015 IFL season[3]

Championship gamesEdit

MVP Italian BowlEdit

Until 2014 the championship game was called Superbowl italiano.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] https://web.archive.org/web/20150315023625/http://www.ifleague.it/news/2757-enrico-mambelli-presidente
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ I Grizzlies sbranano gli Elephants - Sport Locale - iltempo

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