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World Top 225 American Football Teams (Outside USA & Canada) 2019

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AFI Review & Inside Sport Japan Rankings 2019

RankTeamCountry
1Fujitsu FrontiersJapan
2Panasonic ImpulseJapan
3Obic SeagullsJapan
4Elecom Kobe FiniesJapan
5IBM Big BlueJapan
6Tokyo Gas CreatorsJapan
7New Yorker Lions (Braunschweig)Germany
8All Mitsubishi LionsJapan
9Swarco Raiders TirolAustria
10Nojima Sagamihara RiseJapan
11Schwabisch Hall UnicornsGermany
12Asahi Beer Silver StarJapan
13Asahi Soft Drinks ChallengersJapan
14Condors CDMXMexico
15Raptors de EdomexMexico
16Frankfurt UniverseGermany
17Mayas CDMXMexico
18Artilleros de PueblaMexico
19Lixil DeersJapan
20Dresden MonarchsGermany
21Dacia Vienna VikingsAustria
22Pioneros de QueretaroMexico
23Calanda BroncosSwitzerland
24Fundidores de MonterreyMexico
25Dinos de SaltilloMexico
26Mexicas CDMXMexico
27Centauros de Cuidad JuarezMexico
28Osos de TolucaMexico
29Wroclaw PanthersPoland
30Thonon Black PanthersFrance
31Hildesheim InvadersGermany
32Helsinki RoostersFinland
33Berlin RebelsGermany
34Titanes CDMXMexico
35Bulldogs de NaucalpanMexico
36Hansen OutlawsJapan
37Meiji Yesuda Penta Ocean PiratesJapan
38Tequilerosde JaliscoMexico
39Okinawa DragonsJapan
40Dentsu CaterpillarsJapan
41Yokosuka SeahawksJapan
42Fuji Xerox Minerva AFCJapan
43Me-Life Fukuoka SunsJapan
44Milano SeamenItaly
45Danube DragonsAustria
46Badalona DracsSpain
47Nagoya CyclonesJapan
48Stockholm Mean MachinesSweden
49Prague Black PanthersCzech Republic
50Marburg MercenariesGermany
51Wild Boars KragujevacSerbia
52London WarriorsGreat Britain
53Bullsyes TokyoJapan
54Bulls Football ClubJapan
55TMPD EaglesJapan
56As One Black EaglesJapan
57Cologne CrocodilesGermany
58Stuttgart ScorpionsGermany
59Triangle RazorbacksDenmark
60Guelfi FirenzeItaly
61Ingolstadt DukesGermany
62Potsdam RoyalsGermany
63Allgau CometsGermany
64Kiel Baltic HurricanesGermany
65Munich CowboysGermany
66Cophenhagen TowersDenmark
67Saint-Ouen CougarsFrance
68Kuopio SteelersFinland
69Molosses AsnieresFrance
70Graz GiantsAustria
71Carlstad CrusadersSweden
72SBB Vukovi BeogradSerbia
73Ravensburg RazorbacksGermany
74Elmshorn Fighting PiratesGermany
75Geneva SeahawksSwitzerland
76Giants BolzanoItaly
77Kirchdorf WildcatsGermany
78Duesseldorf PantherGermany
79Amsterdam CrusadersNetherlands
80Blue ThundersJapan
81Moscow SpartansRussia
82Osaka Gas SkunksJapan
83Prague LionsCzech Republic
84Tamworth PhoenixGreat Britain
85AFC CranesJapan
86Koc RamsTurkey
87WranglersJapan
88Helsinki WolverinesFinland
89London BlitzGreat Britain
90AFC SonicWall Rangers ModlingAustria
91Lowlanders BialystokPoland
92Warsaw EaglesPoland
93Bern GrizzliesPoland
94Oerebro Black KnightsSweden
95Ostrava SteelersCzech Republic
96BarbarianJapan
97Western CrusadersAustralia
98Rockingham RebelsAustralia
99Bayside RavensAustralia
100Seinajoki CrocodilesFinland
101Tokyo Rusk Zero FightersJapan
102Uppsala 86ersSweden
103Atrium Steelsharks TraunAustria
104METU FalconsTurkey
105Les Spartaites d’AmiensFrance
106Gladiators Beider BaselSwitzerland
107Joao Pessoa EspectrosBrazil
108Brisbane RhinosAustralia
109Gaio Futebol AmericanoBrazil
110Seahawks GdyniaPoland
111Lubeck CougarsGermany
112Club HawkeyeJapan
113Nishinomiya BruinsJapan
114Timbo RexBrazil
115Fehervar EnthronersHungary
116Vysocina GladiatorsPoland
117Golden FightersJapan
118Sony SolidstateJapan
119SidewindersJapan
120Kyiv CapitalsUkraine
121Tubaroes de CerradoBrazil
122Northern Sydney RebelsAustralia
123Swan City TitansAustralia
124Las Rozas Black DemonsSpain
125Recife MarinersBrazil
126Moscow PatriotsRussia
127UNSW RaidersAustralia
128Vasa RoyalsFinland
129Blue Stars MarseilleFrance
130Oslo VikingsNorway
131Lazio DucksItaly
132Parma PanthersItaly
133Tychy FalconsPoland
134Club TriaxJapan
135Yokohama HarborsJapan
136Winterthur WarriorsSwitzerland
137ITU HornetsTurkey
138Vasco da Gama AlmirantesBrazil
139Centaures de GrenobleFrance
140Porvoo ButchersFinland
141Budapest WolvesHungary
142Murcia CobrasSpain
143Budapest CowbellsHungary
144Monash WarriorsAustralia
145WarriorsJapan
146Gold Coast StingraysAustralia
147Eidsvoll 1814sNorway
148Rostock GriffinsGermany
149Bogazici SultansTurkey
150Wild Dogs Novi SadSerbia
151Saarland HurricanesGermany
152Tampere SaintsFinland
153Flash La CorneuveFrance
154Corsaires d’EvryFrance
155Warsaw MetsPoland
156Straubing SpidersGermany
157Langenfeld LonghornsGermany
158Solingen PaladinsGermany
159Hurricanes de MontpellierFrance
160Hamburg HuskiesGermany
161Biberach BeaversGermany
162Wiesbaden PhantomsGermany
163Argonautes AixFrance
164UTS GatorsAustralia
165Pardubice StallionsCzech Republic
166Kristiansand GladiatorsNorway
167Giaguari TorinoItaly
168Blue Dragons BelgradeSerbia
169Darmstadt DiamondsGermany
170SaviousJapan
171Sydney University LionsAustralia
172GLS Dolphins AnconaItaly
173Hannover SpartansGermany
174Wienerwald Amstetten ThunderAustria
175Troisdorf JetsGermany
176Giessen Golden DragonsGermany
177Samsung Blue StormSouth Korea
178J-StarsJapan
179Santa Maria SoldiersBrazil
180HurricanesJapan
181Warriors BolgonaItaly
182Camioneros de CosladaSpain
183Cuiaba ArsenalBrazil
184Club Ox KawasakiJapan
185Lions BergamoItaly
186Ceara CacadoresBrazil
187Aichi Golden WingsJapan
188Isono SuperstarsJapan
189AFL CommandersNetherlands
190TritoesBrazil
191Croydon RangersGreat Britain
192Kirix Toyota BullsfightersJapan
193PortuguesaBrazil
194Melbourne University RoyalsAustralia
195Manchester TitansGreat Britain
196West Coast WolverinesAustralia
197Daegu PhoenixSouth Korea
198Lead Effort YellsJapan
199Shitamachi GorillasJapan
200Mitsui & Co. SeagullsJapan
201Adelaide University HogsAustralia
202University DevilsAustralia
203Hiroshima HawksJapan
204Seoul VikingsSouth Korea
205Belfast TrojansIreland
206South Dublin PanthersIreland
207CenturionsAustralia
208TASkeno KnightsAustralia
209Club BearsJapan
210Sato Construction Standing BearsJapan
211Kyohei GuardiansJapan
212TristarsJapan
213Bucharest RebelsRomania
214Lisboa DevilsPortugal
215Brussels Black AngelsBelgium
216Itochu Club WingsJapan
217Shoei BlazersJapan
218Club IslandsJapan
219Wuhan BerserkersChina
220Mie FirebirdJapan
221GUC EaglesEgypt
222Club SteelersJapan
223Osaka Police Shields Japan
224Porto MuttsPortugal
225Cairo HellhoundsEgypt
AFI & Inside Sport Japan Top 225 World American Football Teams Ranking 2019 [Ref: 1]

Report

Unsurprisingly Japanese and Mexican teams dominate the Top 20 teams in the World Rankings. These countries have played American Football the longest outside USA and Canada, with Mexicos’s tradition stretching back to the 19th Century and Japan’s to just after World War II. Germany also ranks prominently in the Top 225.

Fujitsu Frontiers (Japan) are ranked Number 1, with the Top 7 teams all being Japnese, New Yorker Lions (Germany) are ranked 8, and Condors CDMX (Mexico) ranked 14. Outside of these countries the Top teams are Swarco Raiders Tirol (Innsbruck, Austria) ranked 9; Koc Rams (Turkey), the Top Ranked West Asian team at 86; Western Crusaders (Australia), ranked 97; Joao Pessoa Espectros (Brazil), the Top Ranked South American team at 107; Samsung Blue Storm (South Korea), the Top Ranked non-Japanese East Asian team at 177; and GUC Eagles (Egypt), the Top Ranked African team at 221.

Two Irish teams rank in the Top 225: Belfast Trojans at 205 and South Dublin Panthers at 206.

Belfast Trojans Logo [Ref: 4]
South Dublin Panthers Logo [Ref: 5]

About American Football International & Inside Sport Japan

The American Football International / Inside Sport Japan Top 225 World American Football Rankings is voted for by leading Journalists in World American Football. American Football International is the leading Online resource for World American Football articles, and Inside Sport Japan is a leading newspaper publication in Japan, founded by John Gunning, which reports on Sumo and American Football in Japan for Western readers.

About John Gunning

John Gunning hails from Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, and while on holidays in Japan in 2000, fell in love with the place, started teaching English and took up Sumo Wrestling.

Having become an International Sumo Wrestler, and represented Ireland at three World Championships, he now writes a Sumo column for the Japan Times, as well as writing articles for American Football International, his other main Sport.

References

Websites

[1] Dropbox (2019) World Top 200 American Football Teams 2019 (Outside the US & Canada) [Internet] Available from: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m9srtaie2ci4aku/Top%20200%20Final.jpg?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR0tp9Lgq-S_UO7BMmzozKfggq2A7kKiDVvj375n6_h4qJm987u2osE2bwY [Accessed 11 April 2020]

Images

[2] Inside Sport Japan (2020) Inside Sport Japan Logo [Internet] Available from: https://image.jimcdn.com/app/cms/image/transf/dimension=320×10000:format=png/path/s956ce80398967da3/image/iaa53768e3c937a6b/version/1504253166/image.png [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[3] The Growth Of A Game (2018) AFI Logo [Internet] Available from: https://static.growthofagame.com/uploads/2018/05/American-Football-International.png [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[4] Belfast Trojans | Facebook (2019) Belfast Trojans Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/396414_329765713737073_1023026931_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=61cbbd2dd06504291f7e7843703e7b1d&oe=5CB71144 [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[5] South Dublin Panthers Facebook Page (2018) South Dublin Panthers Profile Picture https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/photos/a.345294775649262/906846089494125/?type=1&theater [Accessed 16 November 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Gunning (Inside Sport Japan, Tokyo Times and

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 11 April 2020

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