Slovenian Football League

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Slovenian Football League
Sport American football
Founded 2009; 8 years ago (2009)
Founder Slovene American Football Association
Inaugural season 2009–10
Director Jernej Pavlič[1]
No. of teams 8
Country  Slovenia
Most recent
champion(s)
Ljubljana Silverhawks
Most titles Ljubljana Silverhawks (5 titles)
Official website zans.si

The Slovenian Football League (Slovene: Državno prvenstvo v ameriškem nogometu) is an American football competition in Slovenia, founded in 2009 by the Slovene American Football Association. Each season culminates with the Slovenian Bowl, the national Bowl Game of Slovenia.

League history[edit]

2009–10: The Initiation[edit]

The Slovenian national league was founded on October 9, 2009 by the Slovene American Football Association. The first league game in Slovenia was played in the said year and four teams competed that year. Those teams were the Ljubljana Silverhawks, Maribor Generals, Kranj Alp Devils and Mozirje Gold Diggers.

The final game of the season, the inaugural Slovenian Bowl was played on June 26, 2010, where the Ljubljana Silverhawks defeated Kranj Alp Devils 41–0.

2011–2012: The Growth[edit]

In the following season, the league added teams from the Croatian Federation of American Football. Those teams were the Zagreb Raiders and Zagreb Thunder.

The following Slovenian Bowl games were played in 2011, 2012, and 2013, where the Ljubljana Silverhawks obtained the title three times in a row.

Teams[edit]

Team Location Stadium Founded
Ljubljana Silverhawks Ljubljana ŽŠD Ljubljana 2002
Maribor Generals Maribor Tabor Sports Park 2008
Žalec Gold Diggers Žalec Žalec Sports Park 2008
Kranj Alp Devils Kranj Stadion Oval 2008
Slovenska Bistrica Werewolves Slovenska Bistrica Slovenska Bistrica Sports Park 2009
Koper Pirates Koper Bonfika Sports Park 2010
Murska Sobota Storks Murska Sobota Fazanerija Sports Park 2011
Domžale Tigers Domžale Domžale Sports Park 2013

Seasons[edit]

2009–10[edit]

Team W L PCT PF PA PD Home Road Streak
(1) Ljubljana Silverhawks 6 0 1.000 358 20 +338 3–0 3–0 W6
(f) Alp Devils 3 3 .500 110 167 –57 2–1 1–2 W1
(x) Maribor Generals 3 3 .500 143 202 –59 2–1 1–2 W1
(x) Gold Diggers 0 6 .000 46 267 –222 0–3 0–3 L6

2011[edit]

Team W L PCT PF PA PD Home Road Streak
(1) Ljubljana Silverhawks 6 0 1.000 277 92 +185 3–0 3–0 W6
(f) Zagreb Thunder 4 2 0.66 146 140 +4 1–2 2–1 L1
(x) Maribor Generals 2 4 0.33 200 180 +14 1–2 1–2 W1
(x) Alp Devils 0 6 .000 25 228 –203 0–3 0–3 L6

2012[edit]

Team W L PCT PF PA PD Home Road Streak
Ljubljana Silverhawks 5 0 1.000 155 +141 W5
Maribor Generals 4 2 0.66 143 +20
Alp Devils 2 4 0.33 123 –2
Zagreb Raiders 0 2 .000 22 –48 L2
Zagreb Thunder 0 3 .000 18 –111 L3

Records[edit]

Most Rushing Yards: Gregor Črepinšek, RB, Ljubljana Silverhawks, 95 yards, May 30, 2010

Slovenian Bowl champions[edit]

Year Champions Opponents Result
2009–10 Ljubljana Silverhawks Kranj Alp Devils 41–0
2011 Ljubljana Silverhawks Zagreb Thunder 29–19
2012 Ljubljana Silverhawks Maribor Generals 23–10
2013 Ljubljana Silverhawks Maribor Generals 45–0
2016 Ljubljana Silverhawks Kranj Alp Devils 55–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vodstvo" [Board] (in Slovenian). Slovene American Football Association official website. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 

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