Inside Brazil American Football: CBFA 2nd Division – Liga Nacional


Meet Brazilian American Football. It’s going to be HUGE!


Over the next few months American Football International will be introducing our readers to the teams and leagues of Brazil.

Created this year, the National League is considered the second division of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBFA).

This first season counts the presence of 16 teams, divided into three confederations: South (Sul), Southeast (Sudeste) and Midwest (Centro-Oeste).

The competition is always held in the second half of the year. The season starts in late July and ends in early November.

The winners of the South and Southeast Conferences, plus the winner and runner-up of the Midwest Conference, advancing to the playoffs. Finalists will ensure access to the National Superleague (Superliga Nacional) of CBFA, the premier league of football in Brazil.

The season of National League already begun. Check below the championship standings.

Liga Nacional Standings


The Teams

National League

Club City, State
CoritibaCrocodilesMini Porto Alegre Pumpkins Porto Alegre, RS
CuiabaArsenalMini Santa Maria Soldiers Santa Maria, RS
GoianiaRednecksMini Itapema White Sharks Itapema, SC
SaoJoseIsteposMini Foz do Iguaçu Black Sharks Foz do Iguaçu, PR
SaoPauloStormMini UFPR Legends Curitiba, PR 
AmericaBullsMini1 Curitiba Brown Spiders Curitiba, PR
CearaCacadoresMini Sorocaba Vipers Sorocaba, SP 
CearaFenixMini Desportiva Piratas Vila Velha, ES
JoaoPessoaEspectrosMini Rio Branco Cabritos Serra, ES 
RecifeMariners1 Manaus Cavaliers Manaus, AM 
AmericaBullsMini1 Campo Grande Cobras Campo Grande, MS 
CearaCacadoresMini Jacarés do Pantanal Campo Grande, MS
CearaFenixMini Sinop Coyotes Sinop, MT
JoaoPessoaEspectrosMini Vila Nova Tigres Goiânia, GO
RecifeMariners1 Brasília Alligators Brasília, DF 
RecifePiratesMini Taguatinga Leões de Judá Taguatinga, DF 

Journalist at Futebol Americano Brasil and American Football International. Post graduated in Digital Journalism at Famecos/PUCRS. Former multimedia producer of Locast Project MIT/USA. Former player of Porto Alegre Pumpkins.