Eurobowl

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Eurobowl
Bergamo Lions vs London Olympians, Eurobowl 1994.jpg
Eurobowl VIII in 1994, Bergamo Lions vs. London Olympians.
In operation 1986–present
Number of bowls 31
Most bowl appearances Vikings Vienna (10)
Most bowl championships New Yorker Lions (5)
Vikings Vienna (5)
Last championship game June 10, 2017
Current champion New Yorker Lions
Website http://www.eurobowl.info

The Eurobowl is both the final game and the trophy of the BIG6 European Football League (BIG6), a European American football contest. Before 2014, it was the final game of the European Football League (EFL).

The first Eurobowl was played in 1986.[1] The current champions are the New Yorker Lions who beat the Frankfurt Universe 55–14 in Eurobowl XXXI, held in Frankfurt on 10 June 2017.[2]

Eurobowls[edit]

Game Year Date City Winners Score Runners-up MVP
I 1986 August 16, 1986 Amsterdam, Netherlands Taft Vantaa Finland 20–16 Bologna Doves Italy
II 1988 August 7, 1988 London, United Kingdom Helsinki Roosters Finland 35–14 Amsterdam Crusaders Netherlands Mike Kane
III 1989 July 22, 1989 Milan, Italy Legnano Frogs Italy 27–23 Amsterdam Crusaders Netherlands
IV 1990 July 28, 1990 Rimini, Italy Manchester Spartans United Kingdom 34–22 Italy Legnano Frogs
V 1991 Offenbach, Germany Amsterdam Crusaders Netherlands 21–20 Germany Berlin Adler
VI 1992 Uppsala, Sweden Amsterdam Crusaders Netherlands 42–24 Giaguari Torino Italy
VII 1993 July 3, 1993 Brussels, Belgium London Olympians United Kingdom 42–21 Amsterdam Crusaders Netherlands Richard Dunkley
VIII 1994 June 4, 1994 Stuttgart, Germany London Olympians United Kingdom 26–23 Italy Bergamo Lions Stephen Hutchinson
IX 1995 July 8, 1995 Stuttgart, Germany Düsseldorf Panther Germany 21–14 London Olympians United Kingdom Estrus Crayton
X 1996 Stuttgart, Germany Hamburg Blue Devils Germany 21–14 Aix-en-Provence Argonautes France
XI 1997 Stuttgart, Germany Hamburg Blue Devils Germany 35–14 Italy Bologna Phoenix
XII 1998 Hamburg, Germany Hamburg Blue Devils Germany 38–19 La Courneuve Flash France
XIII 1999 June 26, 1999 Hamburg, Germany Braunschweig Lions Germany 27–23 Hamburg Blue Devils Germany
XIV 2000 June 17, 2000 Hamburg, Germany Bergamo Lions Italy 42–20 Hamburg Blue Devils Germany
XV 2001 July 7, 2001 Vienna, Austria Bergamo Lions Italy 28–11 Austria Vikings Vienna
XVI 2002 July 6, 2002 Braunschweig, Germany Bergamo Lions Italy 27–20 Braunschweig Lions Germany Dino Bucciol
XVII 2003 July 5, 2003 Braunschweig, Germany Braunschweig Lions Germany 21–14 Austria Vikings Vienna Kim Kuci
XVIII 2004 July 10, 2004 Vienna, Austria Vikings Vienna Austria 53–20 Italy Bergamo Lions Lance Gustafson / Peter Sangenette
XIX 2005 July 8, 2005 Vienna, Austria Vikings Vienna Austria 29–60 Italy Bergamo Lions Lance Gustafson
XX 2006 July 22, 2006 Vienna, Austria Vikings Vienna Austria 41–90 La Courneuve Flash France Mike Latek
XXI 2007 July 1, 2007 Vienna, Austria Vikings Vienna Austria 70–19 Marburg Mercenaries Germany Josiah Cravalho
XXII 2008 July 5, 2008 Innsbruck, Austria Swarco Raiders Tirol Austria 28–24 Austria Vikings Vienna Florian Grein
XXIII 2009 July 11, 2009 Innsbruck, Austria Swarco Raiders Tirol Austria 30–19 La Courneuve Flash France Florian Grein
XXIV 2010 July 4, 2010 Vienna, Austria Berlin Adler Germany 34–31 Austria Vikings Vienna Benjamin Scharweit
XXV 2011 June 18, 2011 Innsbruck, Austria Swarco Raiders Tirol Austria 27–12 Germany Berlin Adler Florian Grein
XXVI 2012 July 21, 2012 Vaduz, Liechtenstein Calanda Broncos Switzerland 27–14 Austria Vikings Vienna DJ Wolfe
XXVII 2013 July 6, 2013 Innsbruck, Austria Vikings Vienna Austria 37–14 Swarco Raiders Tirol Austria Christoph Gross
XXVIII 2014 July 19, 2014 Berlin, Germany Berlin Adler Germany 20–17 New Yorker Lions Germany Darius Outlaw
XXIX 2015 June 20, 2015 Braunschweig, Germany New Yorker Lions Germany 24–14 Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns Germany Casey Therriault
XXX 2016 June 11, 2016 Innsbruck, Austria New Yorker Lions Germany 35–21 Swarco Raiders Tirol Austria Niklas Römer
XXXI 2017 June 10, 2017 Frankfurt, Germany New Yorker Lions Germany 55–14 Frankfurt Universe Germany Casey Therriault

Champions[edit]

by team[edit]

Rank Team Titles Appearances Years won Years runner-up
1 Austria Vikings Vienna 5 10 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013 2001, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2012
2 Germany New Yorker Lions 5 7 1999, 2003, 2015, 2016, 2017 2002, 2014
3 Italy Bergamo Lions 3 6 2000, 2001, 2002 1994, 2004, 2005
4 Austria Swarco Raiders Tirol 3 5 2008, 2009, 2011 2013, 2016
Germany Hamburg Blue Devils 3 5 1996, 1997, 1998 1999, 2000
6 Netherlands Amsterdam Crusaders 2 5 1991, 1992 1988, 1989, 1993
7 Germany Berlin Adler 2 4 2010, 2014 1991, 2011
8 United Kingdom London Olympians 2 3 1993, 1994 1995
9 Italy Legnano Frogs 1 2 1989 1990
10 Switzerland Calanda Broncos 1 1 2012
Germany Düsseldorf Panther 1 1 1995
United Kingdom Manchester Spartans 1 1 1990
Finland Helsinki Roosters 1 1 1988
Finland Taft Vantaa 1 1 1986
15 France La Courneuve Flash 0 3 1998, 2006, 2009
16 Germany Frankfurt Universe 0 1 2017
Germany Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns 0 1 2015
Germany Marburg Mercenaries 0 1 2007
Italy Bologna Phoenix 0 1 1997
France Aix-en-Provence Argonautes 0 1 1996
Italy Giaguari Torino 0 1 1992
Italy Bologna Doves 0 1 1986
  • Known as Braunschweig Lions before 2011.

by country[edit]

Championships Country Years won
11 Germany Germany 1995–1999, 2003, 2010, 2014–2017
8 Austria Austria 2004–2009, 2011, 2013
4 Italy Italy 1989, 2000–2002
3 United Kingdom United Kingdom 1990, 1993, 1994
2 Netherlands Netherlands 1991, 1992
2 Finland Finland 1986, 1988
1 Switzerland Switzerland 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Final: Eurobowl". Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  2. ^ BIG6 2017 football-aktuell.de, accessed: 10 June 2017

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