American Leagues, Rival US Major Football Leagues, World Gridiron

American Football League 1939

AFL 1939

Los Angeles Bulldogs871022385.875
Cincinnati Bengals862011785.750
Columbus Bullies1394023581.692
East Chicago Indians74305551.571
St. Louis Gunners11560141164.455
Dayton Bombers725045167.286
Kenosha Cardinals927097105.222
Louisville Tanks1129051226.182

Reference: [1]


The AFL of 1938-1939 featured ex-NFL team the St. Louis Gunners, as well as the Los Angeles Bulldogs, who had played and beaten NFL teams.

The 1939 title was won by the Bulldogs.




[1] Bob Gill, The Coffin Corner, Pro Football Researchers Association (1989) Back Before Bengalmania – Cincinnati’s First Brush with the Big Time – [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 9 October 2018]


Thanks to Irene Carroll, Margaret Williams

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

World Gridiron Archive

Last Updated: 29 January 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and World Gridiron Archive 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.


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