EFAF Cup

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The EFAF Cup is an international competition for European American Football clubs. The EFAF Cup is the second highest level of club competition in the European Federation of American Football (EFAF), behind the European Football League (EFL),.

EFAF Cup[edit]

Organised by EFAF, this competition is comparable to football's Europa League. American Football teams from the strongest leagues in Europe compete annually to achieve results good enough to qualify them for the EFAF Cup competition.

The current format dates from 2002 and offers top-division European clubs who have not qualified for the highest level of competition (EFL) a chance to play internationally.

Participants are Champions and Vice-Champions of the "smaller" American Football nations, and those finishing just behind EFL qualification places in the "bigger" American Football leagues.

Competition Format[edit]

In the group phase, four groups consist each of three teams. Each team plays each other once and has a home game and an away game. The winners of these groups qualify directly for the semi-final phase.

Should more teams qualify for and enter the EFAF Cup competition, more groups are created and a quarter-final phase introduced.

Players[edit]

Participating teams must submit a roster of at most 60 players to EFAF by March 31 of the competition year. These players, and no others, are permitted to play for the club within the competition that year. No changes can be made to the list.

On each game day, the roster must be reduced to 45 players who will actually participate in the game. This number must include no more than 3 "American" players. In EFAF rules an "American" is defined as a player with an American, Canadian, Mexican, or Japanese passport.[1] There is no restriction on how many of these 3 can be on the field at the same time.

EFAF Cup Finals[edit]

Year Date Winner Score Runner-up MVP
2002 Austria Graz Giants 51–12 Spain Badalona Dracs
2003 Sweden Carlstad Crusaders 28–7 Austria Papa Joe's Tyrolean Raiders
2004 Austria Papa Joe's Tyrolean Raiders 45–0 United Kingdom Farnham Knights
2005 Germany Marburg Mercenaries 49–14 France Elancourt Templiers
2006 July 11, 2006 Austria Turek Graz Giants 37–20 Norway Eidsvoll 1814s Darvin Lewis (Graz)
2007 Austria Turek Graz Giants 28–26 Austria Cineplexx Blue Devils
2008 July 12, 2008 Germany Berlin Adler 29–0 Italy Parma Panthers Oliver Flemming (Berlin) and Alberto Lanzoni (Parma)
2009 July 4, 2009 Czech Republic Prague Panthers 35–12 France Thonon Black Panthers Stanislav Jantos (Prague)
2010 July 17, 2010 Switzerland Calanda Broncos 17–3 Sweden Carlstad Crusaders Tissi Robinson (Calanda)
2011 July 2, 2011 United Kingdom London Blitz 29–7 Serbia Kragujevac Wild Boars
2012 July 14, 2012 Denmark Søllerød Gold Diggers 31–21 Denmark Triangle Razorbacks Alexander Cimadon (Søllerød)
2013 France Thonon Black Panthers 66–6 Spain L'Hospitalet Pioners

Champions[edit]

by team[edit]

Championships Team Year
3 Austria Graz Giants 2002, 2006, 2007
1 Denmark Søllerød Gold Diggers 2012
1 United Kingdom London Blitz 2011
1 Switzerland Calanda Broncos 2010
1 Czech Republic Prague Panthers 2009
1 Germany Berlin Adler 2008
1 Germany Marburg Mercenaries 2005
1 Austria Papa Joe's Tyrolean Raiders 2004
1 Sweden Carlstad Crusaders 2003

by country[edit]

Championships Country Year
4 Austria Austria 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007
2 Germany Germany 2005, 2008
1 Denmark Denmark 2012
1 Switzerland Switzerland 2010
1 Czech Republic Czech Republic 2009
1 Sweden Sweden 2003

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