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Revision as of 02:00, 18 July 2009

The BDF MARS-League (or the Bottom Division Federation Magic Academy Reigns Supreme League) is an international youth series. It is the top series of the Bottom Division Federation youth league pyramid. The MARS-League is contested by 8 clubs with the winner crowned as champion and the bottom two clubs relegated.

History

The MARS-League, initially known as BDF Youth League I, was formed after an initial qualification round in which teams played a full season against other youth teams with the champions placed in the MARS-League. Those champions were 1. SFC New Canaan YoungStars, Ally's Accademicals, Magic Academy, Mavericks, Mini Mussen, Mladi Udarniki, Seismic Waves and SmartHotspur Boys. The initial league was dominated by English speaking teams with three from England and two from the USA. In season 3 England was especially ubiquitous in the league as they were represented by five clubs!

After an intense first season in which Mavericks did not clinch the league until the final game with an 8-0 romp of Mladi Udarniki, the German club was honored as the league was named after them. The league became the RM-League, short for Remember the Mavericks. Magic Academy then broke Mavericks' record with two titles of their own and the league was renamed to the MARS-League.

Many fans also enjoy tracking the league's top scorer as all champions have also had a player win the Golden Boot. This trend ended in season 5, though Lunar Juniors YA's Nigel Sperry finished runner-up. In an odd occurrence season 3 had joint Golden Boot winners, one from the champions Magic Academy and the other from the relegated SmartHotspur Boys. The MARS-League not only features a heated race for the league, but also the suspense of surviving relegation. Many fans breathe sighs of relief after their club reaches the 16 point mark as history shows that no team has been relegated with 16 or more points, though this number has steadily risen in recent seasons.

Results

Season Winner Runner-Up Third Place Relegated Top Scorer
1 Template:Flag/GER Mavericks Template:Flag/USA Magic Academy Template:Flag/ENG SmartHotspur Boys Template:Flag/SVN Mladi Udarniki
Template:Flag/USA 1. SFC New Canaan YoungStars
Template:Flag/GER Michael Lüftner
Mavericks 15 goals
2 Template:Flag/USA Magic Academy Template:Flag/ENG Ally's Accademicals Template:Flag/GER Mavericks Template:Flag/SUI Geneva Seahawks Juniors
Template:Flag/NED Mini Mussen
Template:Flag/USA Ernest Mcmahan
Magic Academy 15 goals
3 Template:Flag/USA Magic Academy Template:Flag/ENG Seismic Waves Template:Flag/ENG Flashing Blades Template:Flag/ENG SmartHotspur Boys
Template:Flag/GER Mavericks
Template:Flag/USA Lonnie Mcclelland
Magic Academy 8 goals
Template:Flag/ENG Hamilton Radley
SmartHotspur Boys 8 goals
4 Template:Flag/ENG Seismic Waves Template:Flag/ENG Flashing Blades Template:Flag/ENG Ally's Accademicals Template:Flag/GER Gottes Kinder
Template:Flag/OCE Oz Hawk Juniors
Template:Flag/ENG Gordie Pankhurst
Seismic Waves 8 goals
5 Template:Flag/ENG Lunar Juniors YA Template:Flag/USA Magic Academy Template:Flag/ENG JHT Juniors Template:Flag/ENG Seismic Waves
Template:Flag/ENG Flashing Blades
Template:Flag/NED Kas van Liempd
Schwalbetasaray Juniors 9 goals
6 Template:Flag/ENG Lunar Juniors YA Template:Flag/DEN Rollingerne FC Template:Flag/USA Magic Academy * Template:Flag/SUI Geneva Seahawks Juniors
* Template:Flag/BEL Racing Cosmopol
7 Template:Flag/ENG Ally's Accademicals Template:Flag/DEN Rollingerne FC Template:Flag/ENG JHT Juniors * Template:Flag/NED Schwalbetasaray Juniors
* Template:Flag/BEL Racing Cosmopol
  • Not Relegated

Clubs

Present

Template:Flag/ENG Ally's Accademicals - 7 seasons
Template:Flag/SUI Geneva Seahawks Juniors - 3 seasons
Template:Flag/ENG JHT Juniors - 3 seasons
Template:Flag/ENG Lunar Juniors YA - 5 seasons
Template:Flag/USA Magic Academy - 7 seasons
Template:Flag/BEL Racing Cosmopol - 3 seasons
Template:Flag/DEN Rollingerne FC - 2 season
Template:Flag/NED Schwalbetasaray Juniors - 6 seasons

Past

Template:Flag/USA 1. SFC New Canaan YoungStars - 1 season (1)
Template:Flag/ENG Flashing Blades - 3 seasons (3-5)
Template:Flag/GER Gottes Kinder - 1 season (4)
Template:Flag/GER Mavericks - 3 seasons (1-3)
Template:Flag/NED Mini Mussen - 2 seasons (1-2)
Template:Flag/SVN Mladi Udarniki - 1 season (1)
Template:Flag/OCE Oz Hawk Juniors - 1 season (4)
Template:Flag/ENG Seismic Waves - 5 seasons (1-5)
Template:Flag/ENG SmartHotspur Boys - 3 seasons (1-3)