10 Clubs Off And Roaring in Portugal’s LPFA

The Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Americano (LPFA) is already under way and all the teams Portugal have already played one game.

Ten teams are competing for the chance to be the next Portuguese champion of American football.

Who will be the winner? We fill find out on April 8th in Évora.

On November 5th the league kicked off when the Algarve Sharks visited the Braga Warriors. The result? A surprising 22-22 draw.

That same weekend two other games where played and the results were a win by the Maia Renegades by a impressive 48-0 against the Algarve Pirates who returned after one season out of the league.


Graphic: Igor Lazarevic

The other game was a nail biter with Paredes Lumberjacks going into the Porto Mutts house and taking a 6 point lead just 2 minutes before the end of the game. The hero of that game was João Mota that made a pick 6 and gave his team the opportunity to kick an extra point and win the game. The final score was 13-12.

This past weekend the remaining teams got into action. The champions from last season, the Lisbon Devils visited the Paredes Lumberjacks and won by 56-23 in a high scoring game.

On the same day in Braga the two local teams (Braga Warriors and Black Knights GDMB) faced the Warriors and came away with the win by 14-12.

The final game of the weekend was between Cascais Crusaders and Lisboa Navigators two teams that have a big rivalry between themselves. The winner were the Cascais Crusaders who won 37-14 and gave the Navigators the first season opener loss in their history.

Results from the last two weekends

November 5th – Sharks 22-22 Warriors
November 5th – Pirates 00-48 Renegades
November 6th – Lumberjacks 12-13 Mutts

November 12th – Devils 56-23 Lumberjacks
November 12th – Warriors 14-12 Black Knights
November 13th – Crusaders 37-14 Navigators

André Amorim has been involved in American Football in Portugal for over 9 years, having played and coached in the only two teams that have won championships in that country. From 2007 to 2013 he played and coached with the Lisboa Navigators the