History of the Lions

The Leyden Lions are a full-contact Minor League Football organization based in western Cook County, about 10 miles west of Chicago, Illinois.


Established in 2004, the Lions have experienced a great deal of success by winning the 2004 Tri-State Football League Championship with an undefeated league record of 11-0 and an overall record of 15-4. 


The Lions had continued success in their second and third seasons by advancing to back-to-back Mid-States Football League Semi-Finals.


Dedicated to the seriousness of the sport, as well as team spirit in all events, the Lions aim to provide a fun, family oriented atmosphere for their games.  In addition, the team enjoys providing inexpensive athletic entertainment for its local and neighboring communities.



2019 - 2 WINS 6 LOSSES

2018 - 2 WINS 7 LOSSES

2017 - 2 WINS 6 LOSSES

2016 - 1 WIN 9 LOSSES

2010 - MSFL Southern Division Champions
2009 - MSFL Quarter-Finalists
2008 - MSFL Finalists
2007 - MSFL Quarter-Finalists
2006 - MSFL Quarter-Finalists
2005 - MSFL Semi-Finalists
2004 - TSFL Champions