Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano

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Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano
Current season, competition or edition:
LNFA 2015
LNFA logo 2014.png
Sport American football
Founded 1995
No. of teams 18
Country  Spain
Most recent champion(s) Badalona Dracs (6th title)
Official website http://www.aefaweb.com
Former logo

Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano (LNFA) is the name of the top american football league which operates in Spain. It was founded in 1995 after the merge of several previous Spanish competitions.

The league is run by the Spanish Federation of American Football (Federación Española de Futbol Americano (FEFA) in Spanish language).

At the end of the season, league's champion and runner up clinch bids to compete at next year's European Football League, while third and fourth teams classify for the EFAF Cup.

There has been changes in the number of teams throughout the years. Since 2014, teams are divided into Serie A, with the top six teams, and second tier Serie B with 14 teams compiting in 3 conferences.

History[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1995 Madrid Panteras Barcelona Boxers 55–28
1996 Madrid Panteras Vilafranca Eagles 21–17
1997 Vilafranca Eagles Madrid Panteras 40–20
1998 Badalona Dracs L'Hospitalet Pioners 13–7
1999 Badalona Dracs Rivas Osos 52–12
2000 Granollers Fénix Badalona Dracs 8–0
2001 Rivas Osos Zaragoza Lions 21–7
2002 Badalona Dracs Rivas Osos 14–8
2003 Badalona Dracs L'Hospitalet Pioners 30–20
2004 Badalona Dracs L'Hospitalet Pioners 23–0
2005 L'Hospitalet Pioners Badalona Dracs 24–13
2006 Valencia Firebats L'Hospitalet Pioners 13–0
2007 Valencia Firebats Badalona Dracs 47–21
2008 L'Hospitalet Pioners Valencia Firebats 36–17
2009 Valencia Firebats Badalona Dracs 29–10
2010 L'Hospitalet Pioners Valencia Firebats 36–0
2011 L'Hospitalet Pioners Badalona Dracs 24–8
2012 L'Hospitalet Pioners Rivas Osos 47–24
2013 L'Hospitalet Pioners Badalona Dracs 24–0
2014 Badalona Dracs Valencia Firebats 24–18

LNFA Bowl appearances[edit]

Team Titles Runners-Up
Badalona Dracs 6 (1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2014) 6 (2000, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
L'Hospitalet Pioners 6 (2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 4 (1998, 2003, 2004, 2006)
Valencia Firebats 3 (2006, 2007, 2009) 3 (2008, 2010, 2014)
Madrid Panteras 2 (1995, 1996) 1 (1997)
Rivas Osos 1 (2001) 3 (1999, 2002, 2012)
Vilafranca Eagles 1 (1997) 1 (1996)
Granollers Fénix 1 (2000)
Barcelona Boxers 1 (1995)
Zaragoza Lions 1 (2001)

LNFA Serie B[edit]

The Serie B is the second division of the LNFA. It was created in 2012 and named originally as LNFA while the top league was called LNFA Elite. In 2014, it changed the name to Serie B.

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2012 Las Rozas Black Demons Valencia Giants 14–10
2013 Granada Lions Barberà Rookies 13–3
2014 Mallorca Voltors Imperials Reus 9–7

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