Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano

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Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015–16 LNFA season
LNFA logo 2014.png
Sport American football
Founded 1995
No. of teams 18
Country  Spain
Most recent
champion(s)
Badalona Dracs (7th title)
Most titles Badalona Dracs
(7 titles)
Official website http://lnfa.fefa.es/
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 2015, teams are divided into three categories: Serie A, with the top six teams, second tier Serie B with 10 teams compiting in 2 conferences, and Serie C, with regional and interregional leagues.

History[edit]

LNFA Bowl results[edit]

Year Final Host Champion Runner-up Score
1995 Madrid Madrid Panteras Barcelona Boxers 55–28
1996 Madrid Madrid Panteras Vilafranca Eagles 21–17
1997 Barcelona Vilafranca Eagles Madrid Panteras 40–20
1998 Badalona Dracs L'Hospitalet Pioners 13–7
1999 Coslada 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 Gijón Valencia Firebats L'Hospitalet Pioners 13–0
2007 Valencia Firebats Badalona Dracs 47–21
2008 Seville L'Hospitalet Pioners Valencia Firebats 36–17
2009 Valencia Valencia Firebats Badalona Dracs 29–10
2010 Argentona L'Hospitalet Pioners Valencia Firebats 36–0
2011 Barcelona L'Hospitalet Pioners Badalona Dracs 24–8
2012 Rivas-Vaciamadrid L'Hospitalet Pioners Rivas Osos 47–24
2013 Barcelona L'Hospitalet Pioners Badalona Dracs 24–0
2014 Badalona Badalona Dracs Valencia Firebats 24–18
2015 Badalona Valencia Firebats Badalona Dracs 30–20
2016 Calatayud Badalona Dracs Valencia Firebats 41–14

LNFA Bowl appearances[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Winning years
Badalona Dracs 7 7 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016
L'Hospitalet Pioners 6 4 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Valencia Firebats 4 4 2006, 2007, 2009, 2015
Madrid Panteras 2 1 1995, 1996
Rivas Osos 1 3 2001
Vilafranca Eagles 1 1 1997
Granollers Fénix 1 0 2000
Barcelona Boxers 0 1
Zaragoza Lions 0 1

Performance in Serie A[edit]

Performance of teams that played in LNFA Serie A since its establishment in 2012.

Team 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Las Rozas Black Demons 6
Murcia Cobras
Badalona Dracs 4 2 1 2 1
Valencia Firebats 3 4 2 1 2
Valencia Giants 3 5 4 5
Reus Imperials 4
Granada Lions 6
Rivas Osos 2 5 3 3
L'Hospitalet Pioners 1 1 4 5
Sueca Ricers 6
Barberà Rookies 5 3
Mallorca Voltors 6

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 Reus Imperials 9–7
2015 Reus Imperials Barberà Rookies 24–20
2016 Murcia Cobras L'Hospitalet Pioners 10–8

LNFA Serie C[edit]

The Serie C is the third division of the LNFA. It was created in 2015 with the aim to get more teams in the national leagues.

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2015 Gijón Mariners Alicante Sharks 13–0
2015–16 Rivas Osos Las Rozas Black Demons 18–0

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