The Eurobowl was the championship final game of a tournament style playoff to determine the champion of all of the American football leagues in Europe. The tournament featured the top or champion clubs from each countries top league that was called the European Football League (EFL).

Eurobowl
Bergamo Lions vs London Olympians, Eurobowl 1994.jpg
Eurobowl VIII in 1994, Bergamo Lions vs. London Olympians.
In operation1986–present
Number of bowls33
Most bowl appearancesVienna Vikings (10)
Most bowl championshipsNew Yorker Lions (6)
Last championship game8 June 2019
Current championPotsdam Royals
Websitehttp://www.eurobowl.info

After 2014, it was known as the BIG6 European Football League (BIG6). Before 2014, the Eurobowl was the final championship game of the European Football League (EFL).

The first Eurobowl was played in 1986.[1] The last BIG6 was played in 2018. The last Eurobowl was played on 8 June 2019 without any playoff league competition prior to the game. The Potsdam Royals beat the Amsterdam Crusaders 62–12.[2] With six titles the New Yorker Lions from Braunschweig are the leading team in Eurobowl wins. The Vienna Vikings have the most appearances, at 10.

EurobowlsEdit

Game Year Date City Winners Score Runners-up MVP
I 1986 16 August 1986 Amsterdam, Netherlands Taft Vantaa   20–16 Bologna Doves   Joe Jordan
II 1988 7 August 1988 London, United Kingdom Helsinki Roosters   35–14 Amsterdam Crusaders   Mike Kane
III 1989 22 July 1989 Milan, Italy Legnano Frogs   27–23 Amsterdam Crusaders  
IV 1990 28 July 1990 Rimini, Italy Manchester Spartans   34–22 Legnano Frogs  
V 1991 13 July 1991 Offenbach, Germany Amsterdam Crusaders   21–20 Berlin Adler  
VI 1992 Uppsala, Sweden Amsterdam Crusaders   42–24 Giaguari Torino  
VII 1993 3 July 1993 Brussels, Belgium London Olympians   42–21 Amsterdam Crusaders   Richard Dunkley
VIII 1994 4 June 1994 Stuttgart, Germany London Olympians   26–23 Bergamo Lions   Stephen Hutchinson
IX 1995 8 July 1995 Stuttgart, Germany Düsseldorf Panther   21–14 London Olympians   Francesco Mavaro
X 1996 6 July 1996 Stuttgart, Germany Hamburg Blue Devils   21–14 Aix-en-Provence Argonautes  
XI 1997 Stuttgart, Germany Hamburg Blue Devils   35–14 Bologna Phoenix  
XII 1998 5 July 1998 Hamburg, Germany Hamburg Blue Devils   38–19 La Courneuve Flash  
XIII 1999 26 June 1999 Hamburg, Germany Braunschweig Lions   27–23 Hamburg Blue Devils  
XIV 2000 17 June 2000 Hamburg, Germany Bergamo Lions   42–20 Hamburg Blue Devils   Tyrone Rush / Babak Movassaghi
XV 2001 7 July 2001 Vienna, Austria Bergamo Lions   28–11 Vikings Vienna  
XVI 2002 6 July 2002 Braunschweig, Germany Bergamo Lions   27–20 Braunschweig Lions   Dino Bucciol
XVII 2003 5 July 2003 Braunschweig, Germany Braunschweig Lions   21–14 Vikings Vienna   Kim Kuci
XVIII 2004 10 July 2004 Vienna, Austria Vikings Vienna   53–20 Bergamo Lions   Lance Gustafson / Peter Sangenette
XIX 2005 8 July 2005 Vienna, Austria Vikings Vienna   29–60 Bergamo Lions   Lance Gustafson
XX 2006 22 July 2006 Vienna, Austria Vikings Vienna   41–90 La Courneuve Flash   Mike Latek
XXI 2007 1 July 2007 Vienna, Austria Vikings Vienna   70–19 Marburg Mercenaries   Josiah Cravalho
XXII 2008 5 July 2008 Innsbruck, Austria Swarco Raiders Tirol   28–24 Vikings Vienna   Florian Grein
XXIII 2009 11 July 2009 Innsbruck, Austria Swarco Raiders Tirol   30–19 La Courneuve Flash   Florian Grein
XXIV 2010 4 July 2010 Vienna, Austria Berlin Adler   34–31 Vikings Vienna   Benjamin Scharweit
XXV 2011 18 June 2011 Innsbruck, Austria Swarco Raiders Tirol   27–12 Berlin Adler   Florian Grein
XXVI 2012 21 July 2012 Vaduz, Liechtenstein Calanda Broncos   27–14 Vikings Vienna   DJ Wolfe
XXVII 2013 6 July 2013 Innsbruck, Austria Vikings Vienna   37–14 Swarco Raiders Tirol   Christoph Gross
XXVIII 2014 19 July 2014 Berlin, Germany Berlin Adler   20–17 New Yorker Lions   Darius Outlaw
XXIX 2015 20 June 2015 Braunschweig, Germany New Yorker Lions   24–14 Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns   Casey Therriault
XXX 2016 11 June 2016 Innsbruck, Austria New Yorker Lions   35–21 Swarco Raiders Tirol   Niklas Römer
XXXI 2017 10 June 2017 Frankfurt, Germany New Yorker Lions   55–14 Frankfurt Universe   Casey Therriault
XXXII 2018 9 June 2018 Frankfurt, Germany New Yorker Lions   20–19 Frankfurt Universe   Jadrian Clark
XXXIII 2019 8 June 2019 Potsdam, Germany Potsdam Royals   62–12 Amsterdam Crusaders   Paul Zimmermann

ChampionsEdit

by teamEdit

Rank Team Titles Appearances Years won Years runner-up
1   New Yorker Lions 6 8 1999, 2003, 2015–2018 2002, 2014
2   Vikings Vienna 5 10 2004–2007, 2013 2001, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2012
3   Bergamo Lions 3 6 2000–2002 1994, 2004, 2005
4   Swarco Raiders Tirol 3 5 2008, 2009, 2011 2013, 2016
  Hamburg Blue Devils 3 5 1996–1998 1999, 2000
6   Amsterdam Crusaders 2 6 1991, 1992 1988, 1989, 1993, 2019
7   Berlin Adler 2 4 2010, 2014 1991, 2011
8   London Olympians 2 3 1993, 1994 1995
9   Legnano Frogs 1 2 1989 1990
10   Potsdam Royals 1 1 2019
  Calanda Broncos 1 1 2012
  Düsseldorf Panther 1 1 1995
  Manchester Spartans 1 1 1990
  Helsinki Roosters 1 1 1988
  Taft Vantaa 1 1 1986
16   La Courneuve Flash 0 3 1998, 2006, 2009
17   Frankfurt Universe 0 2 2017, 2018
18   Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns 0 1 2015
  Marburg Mercenaries 0 1 2007
  Bologna Phoenix 0 1 1997
  Aix-en-Provence Argonautes 0 1 1996
  Giaguari Torino 0 1 1992
  Bologna Doves 0 1 1986
  • Known as Braunschweig Lions before 2011.

by countryEdit

Championships Country Years won
13   Germany 1995–1999, 2003, 2010, 2014–2019
8   Austria 2004–2009, 2011, 2013
4   Italy 1989, 2000–2002
3   United Kingdom 1990, 1993, 1994
2   Netherlands 1991, 1992
2   Finland 1986, 1988
1   Switzerland 2012

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Final: Eurobowl". Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ "LIVESTREAM: Eurobowl XXXIII - Potsdam Royals vs Amsterdam Crusaders, Sat. June 8, 6p CEDT (12p EDT)". American Football International. 2019-06-08. Retrieved 12 June 2019.

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