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  • Language: German.
  • Divisions:
    • AFL
      • Level: 1st
      • Number of teams: 8
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: Austrian Bowl
      • 2009 Winner: Vienna Vikings
      • 2010 Winner: Danube Dragons
    • Division 1
      • Level: 2nd
      • Number of teams: 6
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: Silver Bowl
      • 2009 Winner: St. Poelten Generali Invaders
      • 2010 Winner: LA Titans
    • Division 2
      • Level: 3rd
      • Number of teams: 15
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: Iron Bowl
      • 2009 Winner: LA Titans
      • 2010 Winner: Vienna Knights
  • Season start date: March
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: Class-A-Players (players with college experience and/or players who get paid)
    • Number of imports allowed per team: AFL: 4, Division 1: 1
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at any given time): AFL: 2, Division 1: 1
  • Language: Dutch & French.
  • Conferences:
  • Season start date: Late February
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: US & Canadian players.
    • Number of imports allowed per team: unlimited
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at the same time): 2
  • Language: Danish, but games occur in English and all players speak English fluently.
  • Divisions:
  • Bowl Games: DAFF (Danish American Football Federation) arrange four Bowl games each season: Junior Bowl, Future Bowl, Dannebro Bowl (flag football) and Mermaid Bowl.
  • Season: Mid April - Mid October
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: Players without a European passport go under the definition "Foreign players". European citizens can get a player license just like the Danish citizens.
    • Imports are only allowed to play and practice in Denmark when they have a work permit.
    • Foreign players are allowed to play in all the Danish leagues.
    • Danish teams are allowed to have as many foreign players as they want but they are only allowed to have two foreign players on the field at the same time.
  • Language: Finnish.
  • Divisions:
    • Maple League
    • Division 1
      • Level: 2nd
      • Championship name: Spagettimalja (=Spaghetti Bowl)
    • Division 2
      • Level: 3rd (11-men football)
      • Championship name: Rautamalja (= Iron Bowl)
    • Division 3
      • Level: 4th (7-men football)
  • Import definition: Non-European.
  • Each team in the Maple League (top division) is allowed 3 non-EU imports of which 2 can be on the field at the same time.
  • Each team in Division 1 is allowed 2 imports and only 1 can be on the field.
  • Dual passport (North American/European passport) players are not considered imports so there is no limit or restriction.
  • Language: French.
  • Divisions:
    • D1
      • Level: 1st
      • Number of teams: 8
      • League name: Elite
      • Championship name: Casque de diamant
      • 2009 Winner: Flash de La Courneuve
      • 2010 Winner: Amiens Spartiates
    • D2
      • Level: 2nd
      • Number of teams: 16
      • Championship name: Casque d'or
      • 2009 Winner: Centurions de Nimes
      • 2010 Winner: Molosses d'Asnieres
    • D3
      • Level: 3rd
      • Number of teams: 40
      • Championship name: Casque d'argent
      • 2009 Winner: Giants de Saint-Etienne
      • 2010 Winner: Chevaliers d'Orleans
  • Season start date: February
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: US & Canadian players.
    • Number of imports allowed per team: unlimited
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at the same time): 2
  • Language: German.
  • Leagues:
    • GFL
      • Level: 1st
      • Divisions: 2
        • Gruppe Sud (Southern Germany)
        • Gruppe Nord (Northern Germany)
      • Number of teams: 14 (6 in each division)
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 19 (European) or 18 (Non-European)
      • Championship name: German Bowl
      • 2009 Winner: Berlin Adler
      • 2010 Winner: Kiel Baltic Hurricanes
    • GFL 2
      • Level: 2nd
      • Divisions: 2
        • Gruppe Sud (Southern Germany)
        • Gruppe Nord (Northern Germany)
      • Number of teams: 16 (8 in each division)
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: none. The winner of each division plays a 2 game series -vs- the worst team from the corresponding 1st League Division. If they win the series (once at home, once away) then that team moves up into the GFL and the other team drops into the GFL 2.
    • Regionalliga (Regional Leagues)
      • Level: 3rd
      • Divisions: 3. Each region of Germany has these three divisions, meaning that there are several of them with no less than 7 teams each.
        • Gruppe Sud
        • Gruppe Mitte
        • Gruppe Nord
      • Number of teams: varies
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: none. Playoff system in place to determine which teams get the opportunity to move up into the GFL 2. The best get the chance to move up, the worst move down.
    • Oberliga (Regional Leagues, smaller regions than Regionalliga)
      • Level: 4th
      • Number of teams: varies
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: none. Playoff system in place to determine which teams get the opportunity to move up. The best get the chance to move up, the worst move down.
    • Verbandsliga (Regional Leagues, smaller regions than Oberliga)
      • Level: 5th
      • Number of teams: varies
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: none. Playoff system in place to determine which teams get the opportunity to move up. The best get the chance to move up, the worst move down.
    • Landesliga (league for newly built teams)
      • Level: 6th
      • Number of teams: varies
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: none. Playoff system in place to determine which teams get the opportunity to move up. The best get the chance to move up, the worst move down.
  • Season start date: March
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: Non European players
    • Number of imports allowed per team (roster): 8
    • Number of imports allowed per game (game roster): 6
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at the same time): 2
    • Both the GFL & GFL 2 follow the import rules mentioned above. The lower tier leagues have stricter import limits. As a rule of thumb, GFL & GFL2 teams import paid players, very few teams below the GFL2 pay any imports. There are exceptions, but these are generally only well funded teams that are looking to climb the league structure quickly.
  • Language: Hungarian
  • Divisions:
    • Hungarian Football League (HFL)
      • Level: 1st
      • Season: Autumn
      • Number of teams: 4
      • Minimum age: 16
      • League name: HFL
      • Bowl Game: Hungarian Bowl
      • 2012 Winner: Budapest Wolves
    • Division 1
      • Level: 2nd
      • Season: Spring
      • Number of teams: 9
      • Minimum age: 16
      • Bowl Game: Pannon Bowl
      • 2011 Winner: Nyíregyháza Tigers
      • 2012 Winner: Dunaújváros Gorillaz
    • Division 2
      • Level: 3rd
      • Season: Spring
      • Number of teams: 9
      • Minimum age: 16
      • Bowl Game: Duna Bowl
      • 2010 Winner: Miskolc Steelers
      • 2011 Winner: Budapest Hurricanes
      • 2012 Winner: Budapest Cowboys 2
    • Junior Cup
      • Level: Junior 1st
      • Season: Autumn
      • Number of teams: 9
      • Age: 14-19
      • Bowl Game: Junior Bowl
      • 2010 Winner: Budapest Cowboys Junior
      • 2011 Winner: Budapest Hurricanes Junior
      • 2012 Winner: Budapest Wolves Junior
    • Blue Bowl Cup (Open)
      • Level: Teams of Div1 & Div2
      • Season: Autumn (off-season)
      • Number of teams: ~6
      • Minimum age: 16
      • 2012 Winner: Budapest Cowboys
  • Import rules:
    • Hungarian leagues has no limitation of foreign players but all of the Hungarian leagues are amateur which means that non of the players can get paid.
    • Coaches can get paid and in the last few years there were always 2-3 foreign coaches from overseas so licensed coaches can coach (and be paid) and also play as amateur players (Tonny Simmons, former NFL player, worked like this in 2011)
  • Language: English.
  • Divisions:
    • IAFL
      • Level: 1st
      • Number of teams: 11 split into 3 regions (IAFL North, IAFL South and IAFL Central)
      • 2010 Winner: Dublin Rebels
    • DV8 (developmental league - 8 a side)
      • Level: 2nd
      • Number of teams: 8
  • Import rules: ?
  • Language: Hebrew & English.
  • Divisions:
    • IFL
      • Level: 1st
      • Number of teams: 10
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 18
      • Championship name: Israel Bowl
      • 2010/11 Winner: Judaen Rebels
      • 2011/12 Winner: Tel Aviv Sabres
    • IHFL
      • Level: High school
      • Number of teams: 8
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 15
      • Championship name: Silver Bowl
      • 2010/11 Winner: Kriyat Ono Wolves
  • Season start date: September (IFL), November (IHFL)
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  • Language: Italian.
  • Divisions:
    • IFL
    • LENAF
      • Level: 2nd
      • Number of teams: 20
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: Italian Bowl
      • 2008 Winner: Barbari Roma Nord
      • 2009 Winner: Barbari Roma Nord
      • 2010 Winner: Barbari Roma Nord
      • 2010 Winner: Bergamo Lions
    • CIF-9 => Campionato Italiano di Football a 9 (9-men football)
      • Level: 3rd
      • Number of teams: 38
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: Nine Bowl
      • 2008 Winner: Predatori Golfo del Tigullio
      • 2009 Winner: Roma Grizzlies
      • 2010 Winner: Cagliari Crusaders
      • 2011 Winner: Ferrara Aquile
  • Season start date: Late february/beginning of march
  • Import rules:
    • Imports are only allowed in the IFL.
    • Import definition: non-Italian players.
    • Italian players are treated as 'import' if they have played in any American, Mexican, Canadian Japanese High School, College or any Pro and semipro League or in any of the Leagues Members of IFAF.
    • Number of imports allowed per team: 2
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at the same time): 2
  • Language: Norwegian.
  • Divisions:
  • Season start date: April
  • Finals start date: July
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: Non-European players
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at any given time): 2 in 1st division, unlimited in the 2nd division
    • Dual passport (Import/European passport) players are not considered imports so there is no limit or restriction
  • Language: Polish.
  • Divisions:
    • Topliga
    • PLFA I
      • Level: 2nd
      • League: PLFA
      • Number of teams: 8 (2 groups: North & South)
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
    • PLFA II
      • Level: 3rd
      • League: PLFA
      • Number of teams: 21 (3 groups: North, Central & South)
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
    • PLFA 8
      • Level: 4th (development league, 8-men football, played in tournaments in August-October)
      • League: PLFA
      • Number of teams: 20 (5 groups: A, B, C, D & E)
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
    • PLFA J
      • Level: Junior league (U-17, 8-men football, played in tournaments in September)
      • League: PLFA
      • Number of teams: 17 (5 groups: A, B, C, D & E)
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 14
      • Maximum age to play in this division: 17
  • Season start date: Late March (Topliga), April (PLFA I & PLFA II)
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: Non Polish national.
    • Number of imports allowed per team: 4
    • Number of imports allowed per game: 4 per game 2 on the field
    • Visa requirement: as per visiting the country
  • Language: Portuguese. English and Spanish are also widely spoken.
  • Divisions:
  • Season start date: January
  • Season end date: May
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: players from Canada, USA, Mexico or Japan.
    • Number of imports allowed per team: unlimited
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at any given time): 3
    • Dual passport (Import/European passport) players are not considered imports so there is no limit or restriction.
  • Language: Russian
  • Divisions:
    • Division A
      • Level: 1st
      • Number of teams: 12
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 18
      • Championship name: Russian Bowl
      • 2008 Winner: Moscow Patriots
      • 2010 Winner: Moscow Patriots
    • Division B
      • Level: 2nd
      • Number of teams: TBA
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 18
  • Season start date: April
  • Finals: November
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan
    • Number of imports allowed per team: 5
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at any given time): 3
  • Language: Serbian.
  • Divisions:
  • Federation: EFAF
  • Season start date: March
  • Season end date: July
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: players from Canada, USA or Mexico
    • Number of imports allowed per team: 6
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at any given time): 3
    • Dual passport (Import/European passport) players are not considered imports so there is no limit or restriction.
  • Language: Slovak.
  • Divisions:
    • Division 1
      • Level: 1st
      • Number of teams: 4
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: Slovak Football League (SFL) Bowl
      • 2012 Winner: Bratislava Monarchs
      • 2011 Winner: Bratislava Monarchs
      • Season: September to November
    • Division 2 (7on7 football)
      • Level: 2nd
      • Number of teams: 8
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 17
      • Championship name: Slovak Football League 7 (SFL 7) Bowl
      • 2012 Winner: Bratislava Monarchs
      • 2011 Winner: Bratislava Monarchs
      • Season: April to June
  • Import rules:
    • No restrictions for any players in the team or game, but during one down, there should be no more than 4 non-Slovakian players (max. 2 from USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan) for SFL and 2 non-Slovakian players (max. 1 from USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan) for SFL 7
  • Language: Slovenian.
  • Divisions:
    • SNFL - Slovenian National Football League
      • Level: 1st
      • Number of teams: 6 + Croatian Teams (varies)
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 16
      • Championship name: SLO Bowl
      • 2010 Winner: Ljubljana Silverhawks
      • 2011 Winner: Ljubljana Silverhawks
  • Season start date: March
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: players from Canada, USA or Mexico
    • Number of imports allowed per team: 3
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at any given time): 3
    • Imports are only allowed to play and practice in Slovenia if they have a work permit.
  • Language: Spanish.
  • Divisions:
  • Season: January - May
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: CAN – USA – MEX - JAP
    • Each team is allowed to have unlimited import players under contract but only three can play in a game.
    • Dual passport (Import/European passport) players are not considered imports so there is no limit or restriction.
  • Language: Swedish, but everyone is fluent in English too.
  • Divisions:
  • Superseriens season start date: June
  • Superseriens season finals: September
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: anyone with a passport from the US, Canada or Mexico (all other players without Swedish passports are defined as "Foreign Players")
    • Number of imports allowed per team: Superserien: 2, Superettan: Unlimited, Division 1: Unlimited
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at any given time): Superserien: 2, Superettan: Unlimited, Division 1: Unlimited
    • Number of "Foreign Players" allowed per game (on the field at any given time): Superserien: 6, Superettan: Unlimited, Division 1: Unlimited
    • Visa requirement: working permit
  • Language: Turkish.
  • Divisions:
    • TFL
      • Level: 1st
      • Number of teams: 8
      • Championship name: Turkish Bowl
      • 2009-10 Winner: Istanbul Cavaliers
      • 2010-11 Winner: Gazi University Warriors
      • 2011-12 Winner: Gazi University Warriors
    • Division 1
      • Level: 2nd
      • Number of teams: 10
      • Championship name: Division 1 Bowl
      • 2009-10 Winner: M.E.T.U Crowns
      • 2010-11 Winner: Koc University Stallions
      • 2011-12 Winner: Sakarya University Titans
    • TUFCL (Turkish University Football Champions League)
      • Level: 3rd
      • Number of teams: 16
      • Championship name: TUFCL Bowl
      • 2009-10 Winner: Hacettepe University Reddeers
      • 2010-11 Winner: Gazi University Warriors
      • 2011-12 Winner: Bogazici University Sultans
    • TUFL (Turkish University Football League)
      • Level: 4th
      • Number of teams: 14
      • Championship name: TUFL Bowl
      • 2010-11 Winner: Atilim University Rhinos
      • 2011-12 Winner: Ankara University Cats
  • TFL season start date: October/November
  • TUFL season start date: Late February
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: anyone who does not have Turkish passport.
    • Number of imports allowed per team: TFL & Division 1: 5, TUFC & TUFL: 2.
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at any given time): TFL & Division 1: 5, TUFCL & TUFL: 2
  • Language: Ukrainian
  • Divisions:
    • Division A
      • Level: 1st
      • Number of teams: 10
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 18
      • Championship name: Ukrainian Bowl
      • 2009 Winner: Uzhgorod Lumberjacks
    • Division B
      • Level: 2nd
      • Number of teams: 4
      • Minimum age to play in this division: 18
  • Season start date: April
  • Finals: July
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: Non Ukrainian national
    • Number of imports allowed per team: 3
    • Number of imports allowed per game (on the field at any given time): 3
  • Language: English.
  • Divisions:
    • BAFL Premier
      • Level: 1st
      • Number of teams: 5
      • League name: BAFL
      • Championship name: BritBowl (to win the Boston Trophy)
      • 2006 Winner: London Olympians
      • 2007 Winner: London Blitz
      • 2008 Winner: Coventry Cassidy Jets
      • 2009 Winner: London Blitz
      • 2010 Winner: London Blitz
    • BAFL 1
      • Level: 2nd
      • Number of teams: 19
      • League name: BAFL
      • Championship name: Division 1 Bowl
    • BAFL 2
      • Level: 3rd
      • Number of teams: 25
      • League name: BAFL
      • Championship name: Division 2 Bowl
  • Season start date: April/May
  • Season end date: September
  • Import rules:
    • Import definition: anyone with a passport from the US, Canada, Mexico or Japan
    • Dual passport (Import/European passport) players are not considered imports so there is no limit or restriction.
    • Number of imports allowed per team: 15
    • Number of imports allowed per game: 5 (EFAF rules apply when playing in European competition - 3 per game)
    • It is against league rules to pay player salaries, provide accommodation/car/transport free of charge to import/domestic players.
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