European Football League Eurobowl 1986

EuroBowl 86 Logo [Ref: 6]


DateHome TeamAway Team
1986Leicester Panthers (Eng)18Birmingham Bulls (Eng)32
1986Birmingham Bulls (Eng)29Anzbach Grizzlies (Ger)18
1986TAFT Vantaa (Fin)60Lugano Seagulls (Swi)0
1986Amsterdam Rams (Ned)41Salzburg Lions (Aut)0
1986Bologna Doves (Ita)44Paris Jets (Fra)0
1986Birmingham Bulls (Eng)7Bologna Doves (Ita)40
1986Taft Vantaa (Fin)67Amsterdam Rams (Ned)6
Eurobowl I
1986TAFT Vantaa (Fin)20Bologna Doves (Ita)16
Eurobowl I Results 1986 [Ref:


The Eurobowl is the Super Bowl of European American Football, and the first ever Tournament was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1986, with TAFT Vantaa (Terrikulen American Football Team) from a small town outside Helsinki in Finland defeating Bologna Doves of Italy 20-16 in the Final.

The tournament featured eight teams: TAFT and Bologna, as well as Amsterdam Rams (Netherlands), Birmingham Bulls (England), Anzbach Grizzlies (Germany), Lugano Seagulls (Switzerland), Salzburg Lions (Austria) and Paris Jets (France).

In a qualifier before the tournament, the winners of the two British Leagues, Leicester Panthers and Birmingham Bulls played off for the right to be the British representatives.



[1] SAJL (2020) Eurobowl [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 April 2020]

[2] Birmingham Bulls (2020) ABOUT US [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 April 2020]

[3] SAFF (2020) Eurobowl History [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 April 2020]

[4] Britball Now (2020) British and Irish Clubs in European Competition [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 April 2020]

[5] SAJL (2002) Amerikkalaisen Jalkapollon Vuosikirija 2002 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 April 2020][Pg. 65]


[6] Wikipedia (2020) EuroBowl 86 Logo {Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 April 2020]


Thanks to Richard Conville, Conor Lynch, Maurice Lynch, Robert Byron, Dylan Brennan, Gareth Quigley, Kevin Smyth, Frank Winters, Declan Mulvey.

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