Central European Football League Cup 2017-2019

Central European Football League Logo
Central European Football League Logo [References: 1]

CEFL Cup 2017

CEFL Cup Western Group
Kranj Alp Devils (Slo) (F)43109043.750
Sarajevo Spartans (BiH)(3P)43107249.750
Zagreb Patriots (Cro)40402696.000
CEFL Cup Eastern Group
Novi Sad Dukes (Ser)(F)3300110261.000
Belgrade Blue Dragons (Ser)32105050.667
Indija Indians (Ser)31202053.333
Sirmium Legionaires (Ser)30302576.000
[References: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
3rd Place
11.06.2017Sarajevo Spartans0Belgrade Blue Dragons14
10.06.2017Kranj Alp Devils0Novi Sad Dukes59
[References: 3]

CEFL Cup 2018

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Cup Semi-Final   
03.05.2018SBB Vukovi Belgrade (Ser)28Budapest Cowbells (Hun)18
03.05.2018Gdynia Seahawks (Pol)56Sakarya Tatankalari (Tur)28
 CEFL Cup Final   
10.06.18SBB Vukovi Belgrade (Ser) 55Gdynia Seahawks (Pol)41 
[References: 3-4]

CEFL Cup 2019

DateHome TeamAway Team
13.04.2019Budapest Cowbells (Hun)6Moscow Spartans (Rus)24
13.04.2019Bucharest Rebels (Rom)14Belgrade SBB Vukovi (Ser)28
13.04.2019Bolzano Giants (Ita)36Budapest Wolves (Hun)19
13.04.2019Istanbul ITU Hornets (Tur)40Moscow Patriots (Rus)19
11.05.2019Belgrade SBB Vukovi27Bolzano Giants42
18.05.2019Istanbul ITU Hornets17Moscow Spartans43
09.06.2019Bolzano Giants14Moscow Spartans15
[References: 5]


The Central European Football League Cup in 2017 comprised two Groups Western and Eastern, with representatives from Slovenia, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Croatia (Western) and Serbia (Eastern). After a Mini-League of 3 to 4 games each the Group winners met in the Final, won 59-0 by Serbia’s Novi Sad Dukes versus Slovenia’s Kranj Alp Devils. The Cup became a single elimination cup in 2018 featuring four countries’ representatives: Serbia, Poland, Hungary and Turkey. Again it was a Serbian team which triumphed in the Final as SBB Vukovi Belgrade defeated Gdynia Seahawks of Poland 55-41. The Cup was expanded in 2019 to include teams from Romania, Italy and Russia with Moscow Spartans taking the prize back to Russia with a close 15-14 triumph in the Final against Italy’s Bolzano Giants. The 2020 edition of the Cup was cancelled to due concerns and travel restrictions relating to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.


The Central European Football League 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 the CEFL Championship has operated as a AA (3rd Level) 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 Wroclaw in Poland in the North, while the CEFL Cup has operated as a A Level (4th Level) Regional Mini-League or Cup in the same areas, but primarily in the Balkan countries .



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

[3] American Football International (2017) CEFL Cup: Gdynia Seahawks from Poland outlast Hungary’s Budapest Cowbells, reach CEFL Cup Final [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/cefl-cup-gdynia-seahawks-from-poland-outlast-hungarys-budapest-cowbells-reach-cefl-cup-final/ [Accessed 20 July 2018]

[4] American Football International (2017) Livestream: CEFL Cup Final – SBB Vukovi Belgrade (Serbia) v Gdynia Seahawks (Poland), June 10, 5p (11a EST) [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/livestream-cefl-cup-final-sbb-vukovi-belgrade-serbia-v-gdynia-seahawks-poland-june-10-5p-11a-est/ [Accessed 20 July 2018]

[5] Central European Football League (2021) 2018 Schedule – Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.european-league.com/2018-schedule-standings/ [Accessed 24 May 2021]

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

[7] 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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