EFL & EFAF Cup 2006
European Football League (EFL) and EFAF Cupp will start the 2006 season with an all time record number of 26 teams from twelve countries. This number of participants had never been reached in the 19 years of history of European club competitions. Only Demark, Belgium and Ukraine had not been able to send teams.
Germany with five starters is sending most participants, followed by Austria with four teams and Italy with three. Czech Republic and the Netherlands are participating after an years long break. Only Denmark could not send a team which was qualified.
"EFAF is very proud that our European Competitions with teams from capital cities e. g. Vienna, Berlin, Stockholm, Moscow, Amsterdam, Prague or Paris shows a real value for fans and public. EFL and EFAF Cup are real European Leagues."
At European Football League (EFL) the Champions of the leading American Football Federations and some Vice-Champions of the bigger countries are playing for the European Crown, the EURO BOWL.
11 teams have entered EFL/ Eurobowl 2006 (Numbers of the EFAF EURO TOP 20):
Chrysler Vikings Vienna (AUT) (1)
Bologna Warriors (ITA)
Hamburg Blue Devils (GER)
Bergamo Lions (ITA) (2)
Pioners L´Hospitalet (ESP) (10)
Paris Flash de la Courneuve (FRA)
Papa Joe’s Tyrolean Raiders (AUT) (3)
Braunschweig Lions (GER)
Stockholm Mean Machines (SWE)(4)
Moskau Patriots (RUS) (7)
Seinäjoki Crocodiles (FIN)
Group games will be played weekends April 16./17. and 22./23. plus May 06./07. and 20./21..
Semi Finals will take place June 10./11. with the winners of group I versus group IV and winners of group II versus group III.
EURO BOWL XX, the EFL Final, is scheduled for Juli 22. /23., 2006.
EFAF Cup is the competition for the national Champions of the smaller national federations and leading teams from national leagues for bigger countries.
15 teams have entered EFAF-Cup 2005. They will play in five groups. The four best group winner will have home right at quarter final, the fivth group winner and the three best second place teams will be qualified for quarterfinal too.
PA Farnham London Knights (GBR) (13)
Eidsvoll 1814´s (NOR) (17)
Vålerenga Trolls (NOR)
Elancourt Templiers (FRA) (9)
Zurich Renegades (SUI) (15)
Amsterdam Crusaders (NED)
Hohenems Blue Devils (AUT) (11)
Stuttgart Scorpions (GER)
Winterthur Warriors (CH) (16)
Öko-Box Graz Giants (AUT)
Berlin Adler (GER)
Prague Lions (CZ)
Marburg Mercenaries (GER) (5)
Aix-en-Provence Argonautes (FRA)
Bolzano Giants (ITA)
EFAF Cup Schedule:
Group phase including quarterfinals: April 15 - May 21.
Semifinals: June 10./11., 2006
EFAF Cup Final: July 08./09.,2006