Ligue Élite de Football Américain

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Ligue Élite de Football Américain
301px-Casque de diamant.svg.png
Sport American football
Inaugural season 1982
No. of teams 8, in two four-team divisions
Country France
Most recent
Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône Cougars
Most titles La Courneuve Flash (9)
Official website LEFA web site

The Ligue Élite de Football Américain or LEFA (Elite League of American Football in English) is the top-level American Football league of France. The league was founded in 1982.[1]

League set-up[edit]

The league is partitioned into two divisions, each with four teams. The top two teams of each division enter the playoffs. Until 1994 the final was called Casque d'Or. Since 1995 the trophy of the league and the name of the final is the Casque de Diamant.


Active teams[edit]


  1. ^ Russ Crawford, Le Football: A History of American Football in France (University of Nebraska Press; 2016).

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