American Expeditionary Force Football League (AEFFL) 1918

AEFFL Playoffs 1918-19

DateWinning TeamRunners-Up
First Army Division PlayoffTonnerre (Fra)
25.12.1918Panther (36th) Division38Lightning (78th) Division0
SOS Football ChampionshipSaint-Pierre-des-Corps (Fra)
First Army Division ChampionshipTonnerre (Fra)
31.12.1918Panther (36th) Division20Blue Ridge (80th) Division0
AEF ChampionshipColombes Stadium (Fra)
19.01.1919Saint-Nazaire12Panther (36th) Division0

Reference: [1]


The American Expeditionary Force, before heading home from World War I, played a series of morale-boosting games at the end of 1918 and first half of 1919.

In the Unofficial 1918 Championship, matches were played on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day deciding the Service of Supplies (SOS) and First Army Divisions Championships, with a Final following this on the 19th January 1919, which was won 12-0 by SOS Saint-Nazaire.



[11] Foglio, Massimo & Ford, Mark L. (2017) Touchdown in Europe – How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 21-34. Published by the author.


Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Sondra Maher, Rick Kelley & Tim Leadingham.

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