Central European Football League Championship 2017-2019

CEFL Championship 2017

CEFL Western Conference
SWARCO Raiders (Aut) (F)220068201.000
Panthers Wroclaw (Pol)21105447.500
Triangle Razorbacks (Den)20201469.000
CEFL Eastern Conference
Kragujevac Wild Boars (Ser) (F)220071691.000
SBB Vukovi Beograd (Ser)220062521.000
Koc Rams (Tur)20204256.000
Budapest Cowbells (Hun)20203977.000
[References: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
CEFL Bowl XII 2017
10.06.2017SWARCO Raiders55Kragujevac Wild Boars20
[References: 3]

CEFL Championship 2018

Innsbruck Swarco Raiders (Aut) (F)2200107471.000
Wrocklaw Panthers (Pol)21106085.500
Praha Black Panthers (Cze)20204383.000
Istanbul Koc Rams (Tur) (P)2200108621.000
Kragujevac Wild Boars (Ser)21107567.500
Moscow Patriots (Rus)20204195.000
References: Compiled from Results in 4-9]
DateHome TeamAway Team
CEFL Bowl XIIITivoli Stadium, AUT
12.06.18Innsbruck Raiders49Istanbul Koc Rams20
[References: 10]

CEFL Championship 2019

CEFL Eastern Conference
Calanda Broncos (Swi)3300119531.000
Wroclaw Panthers (Pol)321012847.667
Kragujevac Wild Boars (Ser)312099143.333
Istanbul Koc Rams (Tur)303060163.000
CEFL Western Conference
SWARCO Raiders Tirol (Aut)220091301.000
Thonon Black Panthers (Fra)21104948.500
Milan Seamen (Ita)20203092.000
[References: 11]
DateHome TeamAway Team
08.06.2019Calanda Broncos (Swi)42SWARCO Raiders Tirol (Aut)46
[References: 11]


From 2017 onwards the Central European Football League was no longer a Regional replacement for National Leagues throughout Southern and Eastern Europe and instead became a Regional Champions League with two levels: CEFL Championship (A Third Level European League – AA in North American naming system) and CEFL Cup (A Fourth Level European League or A in North American naming system).

The CEFL Championship comprised the Champions or Runners-Up from Austria, Denmark, Poland, Serbia, Hungary and Turkey in 2017 with Austria’s SWARCO Raiders from Innsbruck defeating Serbia’s Kragujevac Wild Boars 55-20 in CEFL Bowl XII. For 2018, the Danish and Hungarian representatives were replaced by Czech and Russian entrants and again the Raiders from Innsbruck were Champions, triumphing 49-20 over Turkey’s Istanbul Koc Rams in CEFL Bowl XIII. In 2019 the centre of gravity of the League shifted from the Balkans to Central Europe with the Czech and Russian representatives replaced by Italia, French and Swiss entrants. The SWARCO Raiders Innsbruck won the three-in-a-row with a 46-42 victory over Alpen rivals Calanda Broncos from the small Swiss region of Rhaetia. The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic. [Reference: 12]


The Central European Football League Championship was a AA (3rd Level) European American Football League which operated from 2006 to the present (at time of writing) with the first 11 years as a AAA League based in the Balkans and Central European countries which formed the Soviet Block, Ottoman Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire of the 20th Century, due to there being not enough teams in each country for their own league prior to 2017. Since 2017 it has operated as a AA Regional Mini-League in Central Europe, stretching from Moscow in Russia in the East, Istanbul in Turkey in the South, Thonon in South-East France in the West and Denmark in the North.



[1] Central European Football League (2009) CEFL Logo [Internet] Available from: https://cefl.avaladsfmusic.group/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/cefl-544-180-300×99.png [Accessed 6 June 2020]


[2] Central European Football League (2019) Standings, 2017 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20171220044104/http://www.european-league.com/standings/ [Accessed 5 June 2020]

[3] Central European Football League (2019) Scores & Schedule, 2017 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20180219005241/http://www.european-league.com/scores/ [Accessed 5 June 2020]

[4] American Football International (2017) CEFL: Austria’s Swarco Raiders double up on Prague Black Panthers [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballintehttp://www.americanfootballinternational.com/cefl-austrias-swarco-raiders-double-up-on-prague-black-panthers/ [Accessed 20 July 2018]

[5] American Football International (2017) CEFL: Serbia’s Krgujevac Wild Boars defeat Russian Champions the Moscow Patriots [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/cefl-serbias-kragujevac-wild-boars-defeat-russian-champions-the-moscow-patriots/ [Accessed 20 July 2018]

[6] American Football International (2017) CEFL: Austria’s Swarco Raiders #4 overwhelm Polish Champions Wroclaw Panthers [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/cefl-austrias-swarco-raiders-overwhelm-polish-champions-wroclaw-panthers/ [Accessed 20 July 2018]

[7] American Football International (2017) CEFL: Poland’s Wroclaw Panthers win battle of the cats, defeat Praue Black Panthers [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/cefl-polands-wroclaw-panthers-win-battle-of-the-cats-defeat-prague-black-panthers/ [Accessed 20 July 2018]

[8] American Football International (2017) Turkey’s Koc Rams whip Moscow Patriots, advance to CEFL title game [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/turkeys-koc-rams-whip-moscow-patriots-advance-to-cefl-title-game/ [Accessed 20 July 2018]

[9] American Football International (2017) Turkey’s Koc Rams beat Serbian Champs Kragujevac Wild Boars in shootout [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/turkeys-koc-rams-beat-serbian-champs-kragujevac-wild-boars-in-shootout/ [Accessed 3 August 2018]

[10] American Football International (2017) CEFL Bowl XIII: Swarco Raiders repeat as Champions, beat Turkey’s Koc Rams [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/cefl-bowl-xiii-swarco-raiders-repeat-as-champions-beat-turkeys-koc-rams/ [Accessed 20 July 2018]

[11] Central European Football League (2019) 2019 Schedule & Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.european-league.com/2019-schedule-standings/ [Accessed 5 June 2020]

[12] Central European Football League (2019) 2020 Schedule & Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.european-league.com/2020-schedule-standings/ [Accessed 23 May 2021]


Thanks to Tomasz Dybikowski (Dublin Bay Raptors).

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