Torneio Touchdown

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Torneio Touchdown
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2014 Torneio Touchdown
Sport American Football
Founded 2008
No. of teams 20
Country  Brazil
Most recent
champion(s)
Vasco da Gama Patriotas (1st title) (2014)
Most titles Corinthians Steamrollers (2 titles)

Touchdown Tournament is an American football league composed of teams from different Brazilian states. The league format was developed by the leaders Flavio "Skin" Cardia of the Fluminense Imperadores, and Mario Lewandowski of the São Paulo Storm, who chaired the Steering Committee of the League. The project was presented to the public during the Tournament Selections AFAB in April 2009, by signing a statement of commitment by the representatives of the 10 teams involved. Eight of the 10 teams declared themselves able to participate in the Touchdown Tournament in 2009.[1]

In 2010, most teams who competed in the league left in 2009, after the end of the season, to create the Liga Brasileira de Futebol Americano (LBFA) due to differences with the commissioner Andrew Joseph Adler, who held the right to use the Torneio Touchdown name.

However, in 2013, some teams returned to Torneio Touchdown, raising the number of participating teams to 20, the highest since the creation of the league.

In despite of this, in 2015 FIBFA recongnized Denver Colorado as the first national-worldwide champion, beating Oaklahoma Riders by 77-6.

Teams[edit]

Current teams (2013)[edit]

Former teams[edit]

  • Barigüi Crocodiles (2009)
  • Cuiabá Arsenal (2009)
  • Curitiba Brown Spiders (2009)
  • Joinville Gladiators (2009)
  • Rio de Janeiro Imperadores (2009)
  • Sorocaba Vipers (2009)
  • São José Istepôs (2010)
  • São Paulo Spartans (2010)
  • Ribeirao Preto Challengers (2011-2013)

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