List of American and Canadian football leagues

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

Leagues in North AmericaEdit

Current professional leagues in North AmericaEdit

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

Current semi-professional leaguesEdit

Developmental leaguesEdit

Collegiate and amateur leaguesEdit

Women's leagues:

Originally known as the Lingerie Football League from 2009 to 2013 and Legends Football League from 2009 to 2019.

Planned leagues in North AmericaEdit

Historical leagues in North AmericaEdit

Major outdoor leagues:

Known as the Western Pennsylvania Senior Independent Football Conference from 1920s onward.

Minor outdoor leagues

Indoor leagues

Collegiate and amateur leagues

Women's leagues

Leagues outside North AmericaEdit

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

Central and South America:




Defunct American football minor leagues around the worldEdit

See alsoEdit


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