Flemish American Football League

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Flemish American Football League
Current season, competition or edition:
2012 BFL season
Sport American football
Founded 2003
Commissioner John Van de Mergel
No. of teams 8
Country  Belgium
Most recent champion(s) Brussels Bulls
Most titles 6 West-Vlaanderen Tribes
Official website www.FFL.be

The Flemish American Football League (FFL) is one of the two conferences of the Belgian Football League (BFL).[1] It consists of teams from the Flemish Community, whereas the Ligue Francophone de Football Amercain de Belgique (LFFAB) consists of teams from the French Community. The top three teams from the Flemish League qualify for the BFL playoffs at the conclusion of the regular season. The playoffs determine which teams play in the Belgian Bowl.

Teams[edit]

There are 8 FFL teams.

Team City/Area Founded Head Coach Website
Flemish American Football League, FFL, Flanders Flemish Community
Antwerp Diamonds Antwerp, BE 1989 John Jolie Diamonds
Puurs Titans Puurs, BE 2004 Nico Steenackers / Tom Van Put Titans
Brussels Black Angels Brussels, BE 1989 Romuald Derys Black Angels
Brussels Bulls Brussels, BE 2005 Curtis Plybon Bulls
Ghent Gators Ghent, BE 1999 Hannes Roman Gators
Leuven Lions Leuven, BE 1986 Kevin Marcoen Lions
Limburg Shotguns Leopoldsburg, BE 2008 none Shotguns
West Flanders Tribes West Flanders, BE 1989 Benedict Verheyen Tribes

Season's History[edit]


W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT = Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against
     - clinched seed to the playoffs

2005 Season[edit]

FFL 2005 Standings
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Antwerp Diamonds 6 0 0 1.00 90 41 W6
Brussels Black Angels 3 2 1 .500 100 58
West Flanders Tribes 2 3 1 .333 55 71 W1
Leuven Lions 0 6 0 .000 44 119 L6
2005 Playoffs
LFFAB-only playoff rounds
Date Winner Score Loser Game field
April 24 Tournai Phoenix 34 - 0 Liège Red Roosters Tournai
Charleroi Cougars 6 - 0 Brussels Tigers
May 1 Tournai Phoenix 40 - 0 Charleroi Cougars Flemalle
Liège Red Roosters 26 - 20 Brussels Tigers
May 8 Tournai Phoenix 26 - 0 Brussels Tigers Liège
Liège Red Roosters 30 - 10 Charleroi Cougars
  Semifinals
May 22, 2005 @ Antwerp/Tournai
    Belgian Bowl XVIII
June 5, 2005 @ Tournai
                 
1  Antwerp Diamonds 55  
2  Liège Red Roosters 0  
    1  Antwerp Diamonds 12
  2  Brussels Black Angels 2
1  Tournai Phoenix 8
2  Brussels Black Angels 9  



2006 Season[edit]

FFL 2006 Standings
W L T PCT PF PA STK
West Flanders Tribes 6 1 0 .857 175 75 L1
Brussels Black Angels 6 1 0 .857 199 39
Antwerp Diamonds 5 2 0 .714
Leuven Lions 3 4 0 .429 101 115
Bornem Titans 1 6 0 .143 32 177
Ghent Gators 0 7 0 .000 56 196 L7
2006 Playoffs
  LFFAB-only playoff round
May 7, 2006 @ Charleroi
    Semifinals
May 21, 2006 @ Ostend/Tournai
    Belgian Bowl XIX
June 4, 2006 @ Brussels
                           
      1  West Flanders Tribes 26  
  2  Charleroi Cougars 28     2  Charleroi Cougars 0    
  3  Liège Monarchs 0         1  West Flanders Tribes 23
      1  Tournai Phoenix 14
      1  Tournai Phoenix 14    
  1  Tournai Phoenix 50     2  Brussels Black Angels 9  
  4  Andenne Bears 0  



2007 Season[edit]

FFL 2007 Standings
W L T PCT PF PA STK
West Flanders Tribes 6 0 1 .857 198 34 W6
Brussels Black Angels 6 1 0 .857 148 51
Antwerp Diamonds 4 3 0 .571 74 48
Leuven Lions 2 3 1 .333
Bornem Titans 1 6 0 .143 26 176
Ghent Gators 0 6 0 .000 L6
2007 Playoffs
  LFFAB-only playoff round
May 6, 2007 @ Charleroi
    Semifinals
May 20, 2007 @ Ostend/Tournai
    Belgian Bowl XX
June 2, 2007 @ Brussels
                           
      1  West Flanders Tribes 55  
  2  Charleroi Cougars 6     2  Charleroi Cougars 6    
  3  Brussels Tigers 0         1  West Flanders Tribes 35
      2  Brussels Black Angels 13
      1  Tournai Phoenix 7    
  1  Tournai Phoenix 50     2  Brussels Black Angels 9  
  4  La Louvière Wolves 0  



2008 Season[edit]

FFL 2008 Standings[2]
W L T PCT PF PA STK
West Flanders Tribes 8 0 0 1.00 277 59 W8
Brussels Black Angels 6 2 0 .750 271 67 W1
Antwerp Diamonds 5 3 0 .625 101 76 L1
Ghent Gators 5 3 0 .625 146 122 W3
Bornem Titans 3 5 0 .375 39 190 L1
Leuven Lions 1 7 0 .125 66 175 L4
Brussels Bulls 0 8 0 .000 36 247 L8
2008 Playoffs
  Quarterfinals
May 11 @ Charleroi/Brussels
    Semifinals
May 18, 2008 @ Ostend/Tournai
    Belgian Bowl XXI
May 31, 2008 @ Anderlecht
                           
      1  West Flanders Tribes 13  
  2  Charleroi Cougars 12     3  Antwerp Diamonds 6    
  3  Antwerp Diamonds 43         1  West Flanders Tribes 25
      2  Brussels Black Angels 20
      1  Tournai Phoenix 6    
  2  Brussels Black Angels 36     2  Brussels Black Angels 17  
  3  Brussels Tigers 0  



2009 Season[edit]

FFL 2009 Standings[3]
W L T PCT PF PA STK
West Flanders Tribes 8 0 0 1.00 279 37 W8
Brussels Black Angels 7 1 0 .875 207 75 W6
Bornem Titans 4 4 0 .500 141 166 W3
Brussels Bulls 3 5 0 .375 159 194 L3
Leuven Lions 2 5 0 .286 80 168 L5
Antwerp Diamonds 2 6 0 .250 82 191 L2
Ghent Gators 1 6 0 .143 113 230 L1
2009 Playoffs
  Quarterfinals
May 10 @ Charleroi/Anderlecht
    Semifinals
May 17, 2009 @ Ostend/Tournai
    Belgian Bowl XXII
May 31, 2009 @ Brussels
                           
      1  West Flanders Tribes 53  
  2  Charleroi Cougars 48     2  Charleroi Cougars 12    
  3  Bornem Titans 26         1  West Flanders Tribes 12
      1  Tournai Phoenix 0
      1  Tournai Phoenix 20    
  2  Brussels Black Angels 50     2  Brussels Black Angels 7  
  3  Brussels Tigers 0  



2010 Season[edit]

FFL 2010 Standings[4]
W L T PCT PF PA STK
West Flanders Tribes 8 0 0 1.00 263 77 W8
Brussels Black Angels 7 1 0 .875 179 66 W4
Bornem Titans 5 3 0 .625 192 94 L2
Ghent Gators 4 3 1 .500 127 100 T1
Antwerp Diamonds 3 5 0 .375 79 170 W1
Brussels Bulls 2 6 0 .250 95 197 L3
Leuven Lions 1 6 1 .125 46 144 T1
Limburg Shotguns 1 7 0 .125 76 208 L2
2010 Playoffs
  Quarterfinals
May 9, 2010 @ Tournai/Brussels
    Semifinals
May 16, 2010 @ Ostend/Evere
    Belgian Bowl XXIII
May 29, 2010 @ Brussels
                           
      1  West Flanders Tribes 32  
  2  Tournai Phoenix 20     2  Tournai Phoenix 0    
  3  Bornem Titans 13         1  West Flanders Tribes 36
      1  Brussels Tigers 6
      1  Brussels Tigers 34    
  2  Brussels Black Angels 49     2  Brussels Black Angels 7  
  3  Dudelange Dragons 0  



2011 Season[edit]

FFL 2011 Standings[5]
W L T PCT PF PA STK
West Flanders Tribes 8 0 0 1.00 283 62 W8
Brussels Black Angels 6 1 1 .928 220 26 W5
Brussels Bulls 5 2 1 .688 253 52 W4
Bornem Titans 4 4 0 .500 114 142 L2
Antwerp Diamonds 3 5 0 .375 101 162 L2
Limburg Shotguns 2 6 0 .250 90 286 L4
Ghent Gators 2 6 0 .250 44 239 L1
Leuven Lions 1 7 0 .125 57 193 L7
2011 Playoffs
  Quarterfinals
May 15 @ Charleroi/Anderlecht
    Semifinals[6]
May 22, 2011 @ Izegem/Evere
    Belgian Bowl XXIV
June 4, 2011 @ Ostend
                           
      1  West Flanders Tribes 27  
  2  Charleroi Cougars 0     3  Brussels Bulls 21    
  3  Brussels Bulls 49         1  West Flanders Tribes 20
      2  Brussels Black Angels 14
      1  Brussels Tigers 10    
  2  Brussels Black Angels 35     2  Brussels Black Angels 38  
  3  Ottignies Fighting Turtles 0  


2012 Season[edit]

FFL 2012 Standings
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Brussels Bulls 5 1 0 .833 117 55 L1
West Flanders Tribes 4 1 1 .667 157 80 W3
Antwerp Diamonds 4 1 1 .667 78 47 W1
Brussels Black Angels 4 2 0 .667 77 37 W3
Ghent Gators 2 4 0 .333 76 114 L2
Leuven Lions 0 5 1 .000 57 95 L4
Puurs Titans 0 5 1 .000 47 183 L3
Limburg Shotguns (*) - - - - - - -
  • (*)Limburg Shotguns gave forfait for the entire 2012 season. The games the Shotguns played became null and void, as if they were never played.
2012 Playoffs
  Quarterfinals
May 20, 2012 @ Ottignies, Oostende
    Semifinals
May 27, 2012 @ Molenbeek, Evere
    Belgian Bowl XXV
June 9, 2012 @ Oostende
                           
      1  Brussels Bulls 9  
  2  Corbais Fighting Turtles 13     3  Antwerp Diamonds 12    
  3  Antwerp Diamonds 22         3  Antwerp Diamonds 6
      1  Brussels Tigers 46
      1  Brussels Tigers 34    
  2  West Flanders Tribes 42     2  West Flanders Tribes 7  
  3  Liège Monarchs 0  


Statistics[edit]

FFL Titles[edit]

FFL Titles
Club # last history
1 West Flanders Tribes 6 2011 2006, 2007, 2008,
2009, 2010, 2011
2 Antwerp Diamonds 1 2005 2005
2 Brussels Bulls 1 2012 2012

Playoff Appearances[edit]

FFL Teams playoff appearances
Club # last history
1 Brussels Black Angels 7 2011 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,
2009, 2010, 2011
2 West Flanders Tribes 6 2011 2006, 2007, 2008,
2009, 2010, 2011
3 Bornem Titans 2 2010 2009, 2010
3 Antwerp Diamonds 2 2008 2005, 2008
5 Brussels Bulls 1 2011 2011
  • years in bold are Belgian Bowl champions.
  • Since 2008 there are three playoff tickets for the top three teams at the end of the regular season. There has been no number three ranked team that has qualified for the Belgian Bowl.[7]

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