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The London Football League (LFL) is an amateur football league in London, England. It was founded in 1896 and is currently composed of 12 divisions, ranging from the Premier Division to Division 12. The league is affiliated with the Football Association (FA) and is a feeder league for the Isthmian League.

The LFL is open to all amateur football clubs in London. Clubs must be affiliated with the FA and must meet certain ground and financial criteria in order to join the league.

London Football League action

The season runs from September to May, with each team playing 22 matches. The top two teams in each division are promoted to the next division, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the next lower division.

The LFL is a competitive league with a strong tradition. Many former professional footballers have played in the LFL, including John Terry, Frank Lampard, and David Beckham.


London Football League match

The London Football League was founded in 1896 by a group of amateur football clubs in London. The inaugural season featured 12 teams, and the league was won by the 3rd Grenadier Guards.

The LFL has undergone several changes over the years. In 1971, the league merged with the Metropolitan League to form the Metropolitan–London League. This league was later renamed the Spartan League, and it merged with the South Midlands League in 2004 to form the Spartan South Midlands League.

London Football League teams

The LFL currently consists of 12 divisions, ranging from the Premier Division to Division 12. The Premier Division is the highest level of the league, and it is played at step 6 of the National League System.

Current Season

The 2023-2024 season is currently underway. The Premier Division is being led by Enfield Town, who have won all 5 of their matches so far. Other teams in contention for the title include Dulwich Hamlet, Hendon, and Tooting & Mitcham United.

London Football League coaches

The bottom two teams in the Premier Division at the end of the season will be relegated to Division 1. The top two teams in Division 1 will be promoted to the Premier Division.


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