Rival Majors

Major League rivals to the NFl have existed from the 1920s. Various leagues from 1920s to 1960s called themselves the American Football League, and lasted usually a couple of years before one in 1960 was successful enough to force a merger with the NFL, which is why the Super Bowl is played – between the winners of the two leadues (now AFC an NFC)

Other Rival Leagues to the NFL and mainstream Football have appeared in recent decades, such as the World Football League, USFL, XFL, and Lingerie Bowl / Legends Football League


Major Leagues (AFL Era):

American Football League | 1926

American Football League 1934

American Football League 1936-1937

American Football League 1938-1939

American Football League 1940-1941

Pacific Coast Pro Football League 1940-1948

American Football League 1944

All-American Football Conference 1946-1949

Rival Major Leagues (Modern Era):

World Football League 1974-1975

United States Football League 1983-1985

XFL 2001