Last updated : Friday, 24 November 2023
The Fogol Football League is an amateur football league based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1914 by Horace Fogel, the owner of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.
The league is open to players of all skill levels, and teams are divided into divisions based on experience. The season runs from the spring to the fall, and the championship game is held in November.
The Fogol Football League was one of the first amateur football leagues in the United States. It quickly became popular, and by the 1920s, it had over 100 teams.
The league continued to grow in the 1930s and 1940s, but it declined in popularity after World War II. In the 1970s, the league was revived, and it has been growing steadily ever since.
The league also has its own set of penalties. For example, a player who commits a personal foul will be ejected from the game.
The Fogol Football League has produced some notable players over the years. These include:
- Chuck Bednarik
- Pete Pihos
- Norm Van Brocklin
- Tommy McDonald
- Jim Brown