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Poland national American football team

The Poland National American Football team represents Poland in international American football competitions. The team is controlled by the Polish American Football Association. The team was formed in 2012, consisting mainly of Polish American Football League players and coaching staff. In addition to players from the Polish league, players from the York Lions, Braunschweig Lions, Kouvola Indians and Kristiansand Gladiators have also participated in games.

Poland Poland
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Association PZFA
Region Europe (EFAF)
Founded 2012
IFAF Affiliation 2007
Colors White, Red
Head coach vacant
General manager vacant

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HistoryEdit

The first international American football game played by Poland was played 2 February 2013 in the Atlas Arena in Łódź, when the Polish national team met the Swedish national team in an Arena football game. Polish teams had previously played unofficial matches, beginning in 2005.

There are many Poles and players with Polish roots currently playing in NFL; for example Sebastian Janikowski, Tom Zbikowski, Chris, Dan, Rob Gronkowski, and in the past: Rich Szaro, Chester Marcol, Stas Maliszewski, Ron Jaworski, Zeke Bratkowski. For more persons of Polish descent, see National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame and list of Polish Americans. The latest addition is a son of Nigerian and a Polish woman, Babatunde Aiyegbusi who signed up with Minnesota Vikings after playing basketball as well as North American football for many Polish, Czech, and German clubs.

Roster for the 2017 World GamesEdit

2017 Poland National Football Team roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Ofensive Linemen

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

  • Sebastian Tuch (GER)
  • Olaf Werner (GER)
  • Filip Pawełka (POL)
  • Joachim Ullrich (GER)
  • Eugen Heidt (GER)
  • Michał "Mike" Latek (POL)
  • Sean Averhoff (GER)
  • Tobias Ochs (GER)

Roster accessed 2017-07-28

European ChampionshipEdit

In 2015 Poland is competing in the IFAF level qualifying playoff circuit for the first time.

Year Position GP W L PF PA
  2018 Did not qualify

IFAF World Championship recordEdit

Year Position GP W L PF PA
  1999 Did Not Participate
  2003 Did Not Participate
  2007 Did Not Participate
  2011 Did Not Participate
  2015 Did Not Participate

Head coachesEdit

  •   Maciej Cetnerowski (2012–2015)
  •   Bradley Arbon (2015–2017)

All time resultsEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Competition Result
13 November 2005   Pardubice Stallions Zgorzelec 02–12 Friendly (League All Star Team) Loss
2 February 2013   Sweden Atlas Arena, Łódź, Poland 14–27 Arena Football Friendly game Loss
14 September 2013   Netherlands Polonia Stadium, Warsaw, Poland 14–37 Friendly game Loss
12 September 2015   Belgium Stadion GOSiR, Gdynia, Poland
27–20
Friendly game Win
27 September 2015   Russia Arena Lublin, Lublin, Poland
7–0
Friendly game Win
11 October 2015   Czech Republic Letní stadion, Pardubice, Czech Republic 07–14 European Championship Qualifying Loss
6 August 2016   Denmark COS-OPO Cetniewo, Cetniewo, Poland 35–37 Friendly game Loss
10 September 2016   Sweden Stadion MOSiR Ząbki, Ząbki, Poland 21–28 Friendly game Loss
24 September 2016   Hungary First Field, Székesfehérvár, Hungary 22–23 Friendly game Loss
8 November 2016   Netherlands Arena Lublin, Lublin, Poland 42-14 Friendly game Win
22 July 2017   France Olympic Stadium, Wrocław, Poland 02–28 World Games Loss
24 July 2017   United States (USFAF) Olympic Stadium, Wrocław, Poland 07–14 World Games Loss
16 September 2017    Switzerland Arena Lublin, Lublin, Poland 13–60 Friendly game Win

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