The Danish American Football Federation (DAFF; Danish: Dansk Amerikansk Fodbold Forbund) is an American football organization in Denmark founded in 1988. Its headquarters are located in Brøndby. DAFF organizes Denmark's national American football team, which competes in the International Federation of American Football.
Since 2000, DAFF has seen a huge increase in membership, influenced by Danish television station TV2 Zulu broadcasts of National Football League (NFL) games on Sunday evenings. The sudden popularity of the sport in Denmark has been dubbed "the Zulu effect" after the name of the TV station. As of the 2007 season, Viasat obtained the rights to broadcast the NFL in Denmark on both 3+ and TV 2 Sport (Viasat owns 49 percent of TV 2 Sport).
The popularity of American football in Denmark can also be attributed to the nation's interest in the long career of Danish placekicker Morten Andersen, the NFL's all-time leader in points.
Main article: National Ligaen
|Team||City||Stadium||Coordinates||Founded (Lineage)||Head Coach||Top Executive||Owner|
|AaB 89ers||Aalborg, North Denmark Region||89ers Field||57°02′36″N 10°01′10″E / 57.0434°N 10.0195°E||March 1989||Jacob Zinck Thellufsen||Simon B. Nielsen|
|Triangle Razorbacks||Vejle, Region of Southern Denmark||Vejle Athletic Stadium||55°42′50″N 9°33′33″E / 55.7139°N 9.5591°E||2000|
|Aarhus Tigers||Aarhus, Central Denmark Region||Bøgeskov Sports||56°07′09″N 10°07′38″E / 56.1192°N 10.1271°E||2012||Thomas Pedersen||Jesper Christensen|
|Søllerød Gold Diggers||Nærum, Rudersdal Municipality||Rundforbi Stadion||55°49′33″N 12°32′26″E / 55.8258°N 12.5405°E||2003||Troels Vestergaard||Casper Reinhardt|
|Copenhagen Towers||Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark||Gentofte Sportspark||55°45′26″N 12°31′38″E / 55.7571°N 12.5272°E||1990||Peter Herbild||Jakob Munksgaard|
|Odense Badgers||Odense, Region of Southern Denmark|
|Frederikssund Oaks||Frederikssund, Capital Region of Denmark|
DAFF opened the Danish American Football Federation Hall of Fame on February 5, 2006, the day of Super Bowl XL.