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The National Football League (NFL) was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) with ten teams from four ... The NFL was the first professional football league to successfully establish a nationwide presence, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_American_football

The first known professional football league, ... The first professional indoor game came on ...

www.profootballhof.com/football-history/birth-of-pro-football

It was the day that the Allegheny Athletic Association football team defeated the Pittsburgh ... William (Pudge) Heffelfinger, the first professional football player.

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/professional-football-is-born

Professional football first proved itself a viable spectator sport in the 1910s with the establishment of The Ohio League. Canton, the premiere team in the league,  ...

www.nfl.com/history/chronology/1869-1910

Rutgers and Princeton played a college soccer football game, the first ever, ... The first World Series of pro football, actually a five-team tournament, was played  ...

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In 1920, the American Professional Football Association was founded during a ... and, because of this, have the distinction of being the first NFL team to fold.

www.therichest.com/sports/football-sports/top-10-oldest-nfl-teams

Apr 19, 2014 ... The 49ers were the first team in the four major sports leagues to play in ... another separate Cleveland Rams football team that had existed in 1936. .... The Packers play in the smallest professional market of any of the major ...

www.bigcatcountry.com/2010/4/9/1412911/a-brief-history-of-pro-football-in

Apr 9, 2010 ... Jacksonville's first serious attempt at getting a professional football team actually involved the American Football League (AFL.) The city hosted ...

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The National Football League (NFL) was formed in 1922 out of the American ... But weren't they known as the American Professional Football Association (APFA ) .... Sort of…the first Dallas Texans team that became the Baltimore Colts was ...