Last updated : Tuesday, 20 February 2024


Leafa Central is an amateur football league based in the Netherlands. It was founded in 1972 and currently has over 100 teams competing in a variety of divisions.

The league is open to all players, regardless of age or experience. It is a great way to get involved in football and meet new people.


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Leafa Central was founded in 1972 by a group of football enthusiasts. The league started with just a few teams, but it has grown steadily over the years.

In 1990, Leafa Central became affiliated with the Dutch Football Association (KNVB). This allowed the league to offer its players more opportunities, such as the chance to play in national cup competitions.

Leafa Central match

Today, Leafa Central is one of the largest amateur football leagues in the Netherlands. It is a popular choice for players of all ages and abilities.


Leafa Central has a variety of divisions, catering to players of all ages and abilities. The divisions are divided into 11 age groups, from Under-7 to Over-50.

Leafa Central teams

There are also several mixed-gender divisions, as well as a division for players with disabilities.


The rules of Leafa Central are based on the rules of the KNVB. However, there are some minor differences to accommodate the needs of amateur players.

Leafa Central coaches

For example, the offside rule is slightly relaxed in Leafa Central. This allows players to be more creative and expressive with their football.


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