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),.
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.
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.
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. There is no restriction on how many of these 3 can be on the field at the same time.
EFAF Cup Finals
|2002||Graz Giants||51–12||Badalona Dracs|
|2003||Carlstad Crusaders||28–7||Papa Joe's Tyrolean Raiders|
|2004||Papa Joe's Tyrolean Raiders||45–0||Farnham Knights|
|2005||Marburg Mercenaries||49–14||Elancourt Templiers|
|2006||July 11, 2006||Turek Graz Giants||37–20||Eidsvoll 1814s||Darvin Lewis (Graz)|
|2007||Turek Graz Giants||28–26||Cineplexx Blue Devils|
|2008||July 12, 2008||Berlin Adler||29–0||Parma Panthers||Oliver Flemming (Berlin) and Alberto Lanzoni (Parma)|
|2009||July 4, 2009||Prague Panthers||35–12||Thonon Black Panthers||Stanislav Jantos (Prague)|
|2010||July 17, 2010||Calanda Broncos||17–3||Carlstad Crusaders||Tissi Robinson (Calanda)|
|2011||July 2, 2011||London Blitz||29–7||Kragujevac Wild Boars|
|2012||July 14, 2012||Søllerød Gold Diggers||31–21||Triangle Razorbacks||Alexander Cimadon (Søllerød)|
|2013||Thonon Black Panthers||66–6||L'Hospitalet Pioners|
|3||Graz Giants||2002, 2006, 2007|
|1||Søllerød Gold Diggers||2012|
|1||Papa Joe's Tyrolean Raiders||2004|
|4||Austria||2002, 2004, 2006, 2007|