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Scandinavian Football League (SFL)
Sport American Football
Founded 1964
President Anders Ekdahl
Inaugural Season 1965
Number of teams 16 teams
Countries Sweden (Sverige) Sweden (9 teams)
Denmark (Danmark) Denmark (2 teams)
Finland (Suomi) Finland (1 team)
France France (1 team)
Ireland (Éire) Ireland (1 team)
Norway (Norge) Norway (1 team)
United Kingdom UK (1 team)
Most Recent Champion Helsinki Turisas (as of 1975)
Most titles won by team Gävle Goats,
Helsingborg Berserkers and
Uppsala Hammers (2 each)
Division titles None
TV network partners
Main Founding Investors Anders Bergström
First game played Uppsala Hammers vs. Stockholm Vikings
1965
at Uppsala won by Vikings, 22-20
Related leagues Ligan Två
Ligan Tre
American Football Association
Canadian Football Association

The Scandinavian Football League (SFL) is the highest level of professional American football in Europe. The top flight of the Scandinavian Federation of American Football, the SFL has expanded beyond its Swedish roots to house sixteen teams in seven nations.

TeamsEdit

*Played as the Eskilstuna Svärds from 1965-1967
**Played as the Lund Gripen from 1965-1968 and as the Linköping Jets from 1969-1973

Team movementEdit

Year # of Teams Expansion Teams Folded Teams Suspended Teams Returning Teams Relocated Teams Name Changes
1965 6 Gävle Goats
Göteborg Trolls
Eskilstuna Svärds
Lund Gripen
Stockholm Vikings
Uppsala Hammers
1966 6
1967 8 Helsingborg Berserkers
Malmö Sjöman
1968 8 Eskilstuna Stålmän
(from Eskilstuna Svärds)
1969 10 København Ånder
Oslo Drager
Lund → Linköping Jets
1970 10
1971 12 Örebro Svartflödman
Västerås Reactors
1972 12
1973 12
1974 16 Aalborg Reds
Dublin Gaels
Helsinki Turisas
Paris Crusaders
Linköping → London Bulldogs