Finland national American football team

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Finland national American football team
Flag of Finland.svg
AssociationSAJL
RegionEurope (EFAF)
Head coachTuomas Heikkinen
First international
 Finland 52–0  France
(Castel Giorgio, Italy; 23 July 1983)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 0–89  Mexico
(Palermo, Italy; 27 June 1999)
IFAF World Championship
Appearances1 (first in 1999)
Best result6th (1999
IFAF European Championship
Appearances14 (first in 1983)
Best resultGold medal world centered-2.svg Gold: 1985, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2000
Finland national American football team
Medal record
Men’s American football
Representing  Finland
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1985 Italy
Gold medal – first place 1993 Italy
Gold medal – first place 1995 Austria
Gold medal – first place 1997 Italy
Gold medal – first place 2000 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1983 Italy
Silver medal – second place 1989 West Germany
Silver medal – second place 1991 Finland
Silver medal – second place 2001 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Finland
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Finland

The Finnish national American football team is the official American football team for Finland. It is one of the more successful teams in Europe, having won the European championship a record five times.

Results[edit]

IFAF World Championship record[edit]

Year Position GP W L PF PA
Italy 1999 6th 3 0 3 14 106
Germany 2003 Did Not Participate
Japan 2007
Austria 2011
United States 2015

European Championship[edit]

  • Italy 1983: Med 2.png 2nd
  • Italy 1985: Med 1.png 1st
  • Finland 1987: Med 3.png 3rd
  • West Germany 1989: Med 2.png 2nd
  • Finland 1991: Med 2.png 2nd
  • Italy 1993: Med 1.png 1st
  • Austria 1995: Med 1.png 1st
  • Italy 1997: Med 1.png 1st
  • Germany 2000: Med 1.png 1st
  • Germany 2001: Med 2.png 2nd
  • Sweden 2005: Med 3.png 3rd
  • Germany 2010: 5th
  • Austria 2014: 4th
  • Finland 2018: Med 3.png 3rd

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