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Old 04-04-2016, 02:05 AM   #1
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The Complete List of American Football Teams in Europe (Kind of)

The Complete List of American Football Teams in Europe

Of Europe’s 50 countries, 40 have American football teams with an estimated 1,500 teams spread throughout these countries. The sport’s widespread appeal in Europe is undeniable, however the extensive prevalence of American football in Europe will likely come as a surprise to many.

In an effort to facilitate the growth of American football in Europe, The Growth of a Game has compiled a complete list of American Football teams in Europe. This is the most exhaustive body of research in existence concerning this topic.

Below you will find an alphabetized list of every country in Europe where at least one American Football team exists. Under each of these headings, you will find an alphabetized list of the men’s American football teams in that respective country. We’ve also provided links to every team’s website. Where we were unable to locate the website for a team, we’ve provided links to the team’s respective Facebook page. In the few instances where neither a website nor a Facebook page could be located, no hyperlink was created. It is important to note that this list includes only clubs that have at least one adult men’s tackle team.

The Growth of a Game is proud to present the first ever comprehensive list of American Football teams in Europe. This list is also ever-expanding and evolving, with missing information to be provided by The Growth of a Game community and staff as time goes on. Additions, edits, and improvements are welcomed in the comments section below. This list will be updated regularly.

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Just thought I should post this here to give anyone interested a little info about the sport abroad. When I started playing in Sweden 2002 a whole lot of the teams on that list didn't exist. There were basically no football in eastern Europe. The old Warsaw Pact countries hadn't been as westernized as today and there were no football in ex-Yugoslavia or Turkey either.
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Wow, that's a lot more teams than I would have thought, in a lot more countries too ... clicked on a few team links, ie Chelyabinsk Scouts, Västerås Roedeers, Kiev Bulldogs ... .
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This is what the NFL has started to realize and why they want to tap the European market.

The hardest position for European teams to develop is QB and a lot of teams want an American player at that position. A lot of players are found via a page called europlayers.com. Just a couple of years ago there was no problem in finding a QB but this year there was a serious shortage.
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