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The National Football League was founded in 1920.

Originally called the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the league was founded in Canton, Ohio, on September 17, 1920.

Prior to the league’s founding, college football was more popular than its professional counterpart, and regional football team owners and representatives wanted to raise the pro football standard and create schedules between teams, according to the History Channel.

The APFA was renamed as the National Football League, or NFL, two years later.

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