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 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).
Grey Cup Canadian Football Championships since 1909


Professional arena/indoor leagues

Formed from United Indoor Football and Intense Football League

Current Developmental leagues

Current semi-pro/amateur leagues

Current Flag football leagues

Current Collegiate or Junior leagues

Current women's leagues

Outdoor leagues

Women's Indoor/Arena leagues

  • National Football Confederacy, 2024-
  • United States X League, 2009–
Operated as the Lingerie Football League from 2009 to 2012 and then as the Legends Football League from 2013 to 2019.

Planned leagues in North America

Historical leagues in North America

Major outdoor leagues

Minor outdoor leagues

Became Interstate Football League in 1933
  • United States Greater New York League, 1934–1935
Originally the New Jersey Football Circuit (1934)
Low-level fall league that was fully organized in September 1959 with five independent teams who played the other teams sporadically. The original teams were Duquesne Ironmen (Pennsylvania), Melvindale Redskins (Michigan), Toledo Tornadoes, Dayton Triangles (Ohio) and Newark Rams (New Jersey). Players were from both pro and college teams. Teams also end up play in Sarnia, Zaneville (Ohio Colts), Port Huron and Detroit, while Toledo Tornadoes leave for the larger United Football League (1961–1964).
Renamed North Atlantic Football League in 1967

Indoor leagues

Collegiate and amateur leagues

Women's leagues

Leagues outside North America

Current professional leagues outside North America

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

Central and South America:




Defunct minor leagues around the world

Collegiate and amateur leagues

See also

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