Canada national football team

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Nickname(s) Team Canada (Équipe Canada)
Association Football Canada
Head coach Larry Haylor
Most games Several Players (3)
Top scorer Matt Walter (6 TDs)
Most points Matt Walter (36)
Team colors               
First international
Canada Canada 45–10 France 
(Graz, Austria; July 9, 2011)
Biggest win
Canada Canada 45–10 France 
(Graz, Austria; July 9, 2011)
Biggest defeat
 United States 50–7 Canada Canada
(Vienna, Austria; July 16, 2011)
IFAF World Championship
Appearances 1 (first in 2011)
Best result Runner-up (in 2011)
International record (W–L–T)
Canada national football team
Medal record
Men’s American football
Representing  Canada
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2011 Austria Team Competition

The Canada national football team represent Canada in international gridiron football competitions. It is controlled by Football Canada and is recognized by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). While Football Canada is the governing body for amateur Canadian football, IFAF-sponsored games are played using American football rules. They competed for their first IFAF World Championship in 2011.[1]

Canada has also developed the Canada national football junior team which is an elite developmental program which participates in the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Under-19 World Championship planned to be held every 2 years. This tournament was previously known as the IFAF Junior World Cup. Canada won the 2012 Under-19 championship, upsetting the favourite and host team, the United States, to give the US national team its only loss to date in international competition.


Football Canada became a full member of the IFAF in 2004.[2] Thereafter Canada competed in international junior, flag, and women's football events.[3] In 2011 it was announced that Canada would organize a senior men's team for international competition. They made their international debut at the 2011 IFAF World Cup.[1] The team's head coach will be Larry Haylor, former head coach of the University of Western Ontario Mustangs.[1]

Unlike the US national team, active professional players are allowed to participate, and a handful of Canadian Football League players participated on the national squad, although the fact that the CFL's season overlapped with the 2011 World Championship prevented most of the best non-import players in that league from participating.

IFAF World Championship record[edit]

Year Position GP W L PF PA
Italy 1999 Did Not Participate
Germany 2003
Japan 2007
Austria 2011 2nd 4 3 1 119 101
United States 2015 Qualified, Withdrew


  1. ^ a b c "Canada will make its first appearance at the Senior Men's World Championship in Austria.". Football Canada. 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "A Brief History of Football Canada". Football Canada. 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Canada". International Federation of American Football. 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2011.