International Gay and Lesbian Football Association

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Referees of IGLFA in the Buenos Aires World Cup.

The International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) is an international organization which was founded in 1992 with the intention of promoting Association Football (known as Soccer in the United States and football in most of the rest of the world) in the gay and lesbian community and to promote gay and lesbian football to the world at large.

The IGLFA is the governing body of LGBT football and regulates the association football portion of the Gay Games, World Outgames and various other tournaments around the globe.


While the IGLFA was formed in 1992, LGBT football teams competed against each other at the first Gay Games in 1982, and an autonomous international championship event was held annually beginning in 1987. Beginning in 1992, a European competition has been held by the IGLFA, though it is separate from the currently-recognized European championship, which began in 2011, as was a North American championship. The IGLFA World Championships were held every year from 1992 to 2010, but now are held only on even-numbered years while the odd-numbered years are used for the continental championships.

World championships[edit]

"Los Dogos DAG", champions of Buenos Aires Gay World Cup (2007).

The association is affiliated with the Federation of Gay Games and awards the annual Tom Waddell Memorial Trophy (created in 1988) to the winner of its men's tournament (held as part of the Gay Games in years when that event is held).

Tournaments and champions[edit]

Below is a summary of Men's Div.1, Men's Div.2, and Women's champions at IGLFA's major international tournaments and their predecessors. Parentheses indicate the number of times a city has hosted or the number of times a team has won Div.1 titles.

Year Tournament Host Men's Div. 1 Champions Men's Div. 2 Champions Women's Div. 1 Champions
1982 Gay Games I San Francisco San Francisco Spikes Not Held
/ Unknown
Not Held
1983 to 1985 Not Held
1986 Gay Games II San Francisco (2) San Francisco Spikes (2,3,4,5) Team San Francisco
1987 Denver Not Held
1988 Seattle
1989 Boston Team Toronto
1990 Gay Games III Vancouver Los Angeles Suns San Francisco Scotts
1991 Atlanta San Francisco Spikes (6) Not Held
1992 IGLFA WC I New York City San Diego Sparks Boston Strikers New York Electra
1993 IGLFA WC II Los Angeles San Francisco Spikes (7) Not Held Not Held
Gay Games IV
New York City (2) Cream Team Cologne Cincinnati Sharks Colorado Beaver Trappers
1995 IGLFA WC IV Berlin London Stonewall Lions Not Held Team Frankfurt
1996 IGLFA WC V Dallas German All-Stars Not Held
1997 IGLFA WC VI Washington, D.C. Los Angeles Suns (2) Philadelphia Falcons Stochastic Force (Washington D.C., USA)
Gay Games V
Amsterdam Cream Team Cologne (2,3) Los Angeles Eclipse Team Joost (Netherlands)
1999 IGLFA WC VIII Fort Lauderdale Not Held Berlin Magic Pirates
2000 IGLFA WC IX Cologne London Stonewall Lions (2,3,4) London Apprentices Towanda 2000 (USA)
2001 IGLFA WC X London Not Held Aztec Parma
Gay Games VI
Sydney The Americans SC Amhurst Aztecs (USA)
2003 IGLFA WC XII Boston (2) Americas SC Florida Storm Boston Strikers
2004 IGLFA WC XIII San Francisco (3) Florida Storm Not Held SF Spykes
2005 IGLFA WC XIV Copenhagen Paris PAEC Japan Pan Fodbold, Hilde Brand (Denmark)
Gay Game VII
Chicago London Stonewall Lions (5) Boston Strikers Thunderkitten Madison Wisconsin
2007 IGLFA WC XVI Buenos Aires Los Dagos DAG (Argentina) West Hollywood Not Held
2008 IGLFA WC XVII London (2) London Stonewall Lions (6,7,8,9) data missing Hackney Women's FC (United Kingdom)
2009 IGLFA WC XVIII Washington, D.C. (2) Seattle Jet City Strikers Philadelphia Falcons exhibition
Gay Games VIII
Cologne (2) tie: SAFG (Argentina)
Los Angeles Eclipse
Hobbergasen Erlangen (Germany)
2011 IGLFA Euro I Manchester London Falcon Not Held
NAmer Outgames II
Vancouver (2) United FC New York Ramblers
2012 IGLFA WC XX Mexico City SAFG (Argentina) Not Held
2013 IGLFA Euro II Dublin Village Manchester FC Insaka FC (Ireland) Alternativa (Russia)
Gay Games 9
Cleveland/Akron London Stonewall Lions (10) San Francisco Spikes Toronto United Women
2015 IGLFA Euro III Hamburg Vorspiel Berlin I Cream Team Cologne FC Krylya
IGLFA NAmer II Madison Federal Triangles Soccer Club (1,2) Not Held Not Held
2016 IGLFA WC 22 Portland Vancouver SC
2017 IGLFA Unity Cup
World OutGames IV
2018 IGLFA WC 23
Gay Games 10


The following is a list of all clubs that have earned multiple medals at IGLFA-recognized tournaments (since 1992).

  • ## — Men's 1st Division
  • ## — Men's 2nd Division
  • ## — Men's 3rd Division
  • ## — Women's 1st Division
  • ## — Women's 2nd Division
Club '92 '93 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16
Los Dogos DAG 1st 3rd 3rd
Seleccion Argentina Futbolistas Gay SAFG 2nd 1st* 1st
Pan Fodbold 1st 2nd
FC Paris Lutece 1st 2nd
Cream Team Cologne 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st
Streetboys Munchen 2nd 2nd
Dublin Devils FC 1st 2nd 2nd
South Africa
The Chosen Few 3rd 2nd
United Kingdom
Hackney Women's FC 2nd 1st
London Apprentices 1st 2nd
London Falcons 3rd 1st
London Stonewall Lions 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
London Titans 2nd 2nd 2nd
Village Manchester FC 2nd 2nd 1st
United States
Boston Strikers 1st 1st 1st 2nd
Dallas Oak Lawn 2nd 2nd
Federal Triangles (D.C.) 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st
Florida Storm 1st 1st 2nd
Hotlanta SC 3rd 3rd
Los Angeles Cobras 2nd 2nd
Madison Wisconsin 1st
New York Ramblers 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd
Philadelphia Falcons 1st 1st
San Francisco Spikes 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd
San Diego Sparks 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd
Seattle Jet City Strikers 1st 2nd
Team Americas SC 1st 1st
United FC (FL) 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd
West Hollywood SC (LA Suns, LA Eclipse) 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st*

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