Italian Football League

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Not to be confused with Italian football league system.
Italian Football League
Italian Football League (logo).png
Sport American football
Founded 2008
CEO Enrico Mambelli[1][2]
No. of teams Max 12
Country  Italy
Most recent
Milano Rhinos
Official website

Italian Football League (IFL) is an American football league in Italy.


The league was founded in 2008, taking over previous league's significance (National Football League Italy). The league was born as a result of the escape of several of the best clubs of the old championship organized by the Italian federation, such as Milano Rhinos, Parma Panthers, Bologna Doves and Bolzano Giants. However some of the historic Italian clubs have not joined the new league and continue to participate in different tournaments organized by other federations. This is the case of Legnano Frogs, Torino Giaguari, etc. In the following years a lot of teams moved to the FIDAF (the federation where the IFL belongs to) and most of the biggest teams are now part of the IFL that is the First Division or in the other 2 divisions.

IFL teams[edit]

† defunct
♦ due to league expansion the Napoli team can play the 2015 IFL season and is not relegated to the second division
‡ Roma Grizzlies won the second division championship and earned the right to play the 2015 IFL season[3]

Championship games[edit]

Date Winner Opponent Result Location Television
July 19, 2008 Bergamo Lions Giants Bolzano
56 - 54
San Giovanni in Marignano Stadio Comunale
June 29, 2009 Giants Bolzano Marines Lazio
35 - 21
Milano Marittima Stadio Dei Pini
June 29, 2010 Panthers Parma Elephants Catania
56 - 26
Sesto San Giovanni Stadio Breda RAI Sport 1, Dahlia TV, Sportitalia
July 9, 2011 Panthers Parma Warriors Bologna
76 - 62
Parma Stadio XXV Aprile RAI Sport 1, Dahlia TV, Sportitalia
July 7, 2012 Panthers Parma Elephants Catania
61 - 43
Varese Stadio Franco Ossola RAI Sport 1, Eurosport 2, Sportitalia
July 6, 2013 Panthers Parma Milano Seamen
51 - 28
Ferrara Stadio Paolo Mazza RAI Sport 1, Eurosport 2
July 6, 2014 Milano Seamen Panthers Parma
33 - 3
Ferrara Stadio Paolo Mazza RAI Sport 1, Eurosport 2, Sportitalia, 7gold
July 4, 2015 Milano Seamen Panthers Parma
24 - 14
Milano Velodromo Vigorelli Sportitalia
July 9, 2016 Milano Rhinos Giants Bolzano
44 - 18
Cesena Stadio Dino Manuzzi

MVP Italian Superbowl[edit]


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