The first teams were formed in Germany & Finland in the late 1970s after the NFL promoted the game on TV in those countries. The rest of Western Europe followed in the 1980s, and following the fall of communism, the Eastern & South Eastern European countries took to the sport in the 1990s & 2000s

Pro Football in Europe:

United States Armed Forces in Europe | United Kingdom Sports Conference 1951-1993

National Football League | American Bowl Pre-Season Games in Europe 1986-1997

World League of American Football 1991-1992

American Football League of Europe 1994-1995

World League of American Football 1995-1997

National Football League Europe 1998-2007

Eurobowl (Tier 1):

European Football League | Eurobowl (Tier 1) Seasons:


European Football League (Tier 2):

European Football League (Tier 2) Seasons:


Western Europe (Tier 3):

Nations Cup (International): 

Four Nations American Football | Nations Cup 1996-1999

Four Nations Bowls:


EFAF Charleroi Trophy Seasons:

2002 2003 2004

EFAF Atlantic Cup Seasons:

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

GFLI Atlantic Cup Seasons:


IFAFE Atlantic Cup Seasons:

2016 2017

Northern Europe (Tier 3):

EFL Scandinavian Cup


IFAFE Northern European Football League Seasons:

2017 2018

Central Europe (Tier 3):

IFAFE Central European Football League Bowl (Tier 3) seasons:


IFAFE Central European Football League Cup (Tier 4) Seasons: