Charleroi Trophy, EFAF, Europe, World

European Federation of American Football | Charleroi Trophy 2002



Date Home Team Away Team
29.06.02 Charleroi Cougars (Bel) 0 ^ Reims Champs (Fra) 0
29.06.02 Dublin Rebels (Irl) 26 Forbach Taupes (Fra) 8
3rd Place Playoff
30.06.02 Reims Champs 18 Forbach Taupes 0
30.06.02 Dublin Rebels 22 Charleroi Cougars 0



Ireland’s Dublin Rebels won the Charleroi Trophy in Belgium, with a well-deserved 22-0 victory over the hosts. The unofficial Western European Club Championship for purely amateur leagues, such as Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and the French Casque d’Argent (Silver Helmet – 3rd Tier), it was the first significant European Trophy won by an Irish side.

They had earlier beaten France’s Forbach Taupes in Semi-Finals 26-0, while the hosts had played out a 0-0 tie with Reims Champs in the other Semi-Final, which was decided by an unusual tie-breaker. The ball was placed at the 20-yard line and whoever advanced further on the first down won.

Internet Archive


[1] Irish American Football Association (2002) June 29th/30th – DUBLIN REBELS WIN CHARLEROI TROPHY TOURNAMENT: [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 8 October 2017]




Thanks to Sean Douglas, Dublin Rebels


About this document


Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

World Gridiron Archive

Last Updated: 28 February 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and World Gridiron Archive 2002

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.


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