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The 1941 Kansai Collegiate American Football League season took place during the 1941 college football season. This was the first year of the league's existence.
The 1941 college football regular season ended with the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota repeating as the AP Poll national champion. This was Minnesota's fifth national championship in eight years. The Big Ten Conference did not allow their teams to participate in the post-season bowl games, therefore the undefeated, untied Duke Blue Devils, faced the #12-ranked Oregon State Beavers in the Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl game had been temporarily moved from Pasadena, California to Durham, North Carolina following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Oregon State beat Duke, 20-16, but postseason games were played after the AP Poll rankings. Each writer listed his choice for the top ten teams, and points were tallied based on 10 for first place, 9 for second, etc. The AP then ranked the twenty teams with the highest number of points. Mississippi State, who won the SEC championship, was unable to participate in the post-season due to the wartime airport and train station closings. Therefore, the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide were selected to play in the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl, respectively. Georgia defeated TCU 40-26 and Alabama defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 29-21.
The 1941 NFL season was the 22nd regular season of the National Football League. Before the season, Elmer Layden was named the first Commissioner of the NFL, while Carl Storck resigned as league president. Layden also took on the duties of president and signed a five-year contract at $20,000 annually.
The 1941–42 season was the third season of special wartime football in England during the Second World War.
The 1941 Victorian Football League season was the 45th season of the elite Australian rules football competition.
The 1941 Cleveland Rams season was the team's fifth year with the National Football League and the sixth season in Cleveland.
FK Železničar Niš is a defunct football club from Niš, Serbia.
American Football League, also known retrospectively as the AFL III to distinguish it from earlier organizations of that name, was a major professional American football league that operated from 1940–1941. It was created when three teams, the original Cincinnati Bengals, the Columbus Bullies, and the Milwaukee Chiefs, were lured away from the minor-league American Professional Football Association and joined three new franchises in Boston, Buffalo, and New York City in a new league. It competed against the National Football League (NFL), the oldest existing professional football league, established 1920 and reorganized 1922.
The 1940–41 Gauliga Ostmark was the third season of the Gauliga Ostmark, the first tier of football in German-annexed Austria from 1938 to 1945, officially referred to as Ostmark.
Edmundo Suárez Trabanco was a Spanish football player and coach – better known as Mundo. He was born in Baracaldo. He played as a centre-forward for Spanish club Valencia CF for most of his career, except for his last season, where he played for CD Alcoyano.
The Gauliga Ostmark, renamed Gauliga Donau-Alpenland in 1941, was the highest football league in Austria after its annexation by Germany in 1938. Shortly after the occupation, the Nazis reorganised the administrative regions in Austria, and the seven GaueCarinthia, Niederdonau, Oberdonau, Salzburg, Styria, Vienna and Tyrol-Vorarlberg replaced the country of Austria. From 1941, the northern-most region of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Drava Banovina, became part of the GaueCarinthia and Styria.
The 1941 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Melbourne Football Club and Essendon Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 27 September 1941. It was the 45th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1940 VFL season. The match, attended by 79,687 spectators, was won by Melbourne by a margin of 29 points, marking that club's fifth premiership victory.
The 1941 VFL Lightning Premiership was an Australian rules football knockout competition played entirely on Saturday 24, May. It was played during a weeks break of the Victorian Football Leagues's 1941 VFL season between rounds 4 and 5 with all games being played at the MCG. The competition was also played on the same day as an interstate match between New South Wales and Victoria in Sydney. This was the second time a lightning premiership had been contested in the VFL. It was contested by the 12 VFL teams who competed in the 1941 VFL season. A crowd of 19,572 attended the competition. Collingwood won the competition by 1 point, defeating Melbourne in the final.
The 1941–42 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the third season of the rugby league’s Wartime Emergency League necessitated by the Second World War.
As in the previous (second) Wartime season, the clubs each played a different number of games and several clubs dropped out. In fact as only 17 of the original clubs remained the leagues were amalgamated into one single Championship.
The 1941 season was the twelfth completed season of Finnish Football League Championship, known as the Mestaruussarja.
The 1941–42 Gauliga was the ninth season of the Gauliga, the first tier of the football league system in Germany from 1933 to 1945. It was the third season of the league held during the Second World War.
The RFL Yorkshire Cup is a rugby league county cup competition for teams in Yorkshire. Starting in 1905 the competition ran, with the exception of 1915 to 1918, until the 1992–93 season, when it folded due to fixture congestion. In 2019, the competition was relaunched as a pre-season tournament.
During the 1941–42 English football season, Brentford competed in the London League, due to the cessation of competitive football for the duration of the Second World War. Despite scoring over 80 goals in what proved to be a forgettable season in the league, the Bees won the London War Cup, emerging victorious in what is as of June 2016, the club's only victory at Wembley Stadium.
The 1941 season was the Hawthorn Football Club's 17th season in the Victorian Football League and 40th overall.
The 1941 Brownlow Medal was the 18th year the award was presented to the player adjudged the fairest and best player during the Victorian Football League (VFL) home and away season. Norman Ware of the Footscray Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-three votes during the 1941 VFL season.
During the 1941–42 season Hibernian, a football club based in Edinburgh, came second out of 16 clubs in the Southern Football League.