USAFE Finals 1952-1993
|1952||Furstenfeldbruck Eagles||26||Burtonwood Bullets||7|
|1953||Landstuhl Raiders||30||London Rockets||21|
|1957||Toul Tigers||Burtonwood Bullets|
|1958||Ramstein Rams||Alconbury Spartans|
|1961||SHAPE Indians||Alconbury Spartans|
|1962||Weisbaden Flyers||Chicksands Fighting Chicks|
|1963 *||Bitburg Barons * /|
Weathersfield Raiders *
|1964||Rhein-Main Rockets||Chicksands Fighting Chicks|
|1965||Weisbaden Flyers||54||Weathersfield Raiders||6|
|1966||Weisbaden Flyers||49||Weathersfield Raiders||0|
|1967||Rhein-Main Rockets||19||Bentwaters Phantoms||14|
|1969||Rhein-Main Rockets||Bentwaters Phantoms|
|1970||Upper Heyford Sky Kings|
|1971||Weisbaden Flyers||Upper Heyford Sky Kings|
|1972||Rhein-Main Rockets||Upper Heyford Sky Kings|
|1973||Upper Heyford Sky Kings|
|1974||Upper Heyford Sky Kings|
|1975||Weisbaden Flyers||Bentwaters Phantoms|
|1976||Bitburg Barons||Bentwaters Phantoms|
|1977||Bitburg Barons||Chicksands Fighting Chicks|
|1979||Lakenheath Eagles||Bitburg Barons|
|1980||Bitburg Barons||Lakenheath Eagles|
|1981||Upper Heyford Sky Kings||Bitburg Barons|
|1982||Upper Heyford Sky Kings|
|1983||Ramstein Rams||Upper Heyford Sky Kings|
|1984||Ramstein Rams||Bentwaters Phantoms|
|1985||Ramstein Rams||Upper Heyford Sky Kings|
|1986||Chicksands Fighting Chicks|
|1987||Rhein-Main Rockets||Lakenheath Eagles|
|1988||Rhein-Main Rockets||34||Lakenheath Eagles||0|
|1989||Rhein-Main Rockets||37||Lakenheath Eagles||18|
|1990||Lakenheath Eagles||39||Rhein-Main Rockets||30|
|1991||Rhein-Main Rockets||27||Lakenheath Eagles||6|
|1992||Rhein-Main Rockets||57||Lakenheath Eagles||12|
|1993||Rhein-Main Rockets||Lakenheath Eagles|
Note: * The 1963 Title was shared between Bitburg Barons and Weathersfield Raiders as the Final was cancelled after the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy.
|Upper Heyford Sky Kings||United Kingdom||5|
|Bitburg Barons||Continental||5 *|
|London Rockets||United Kingdom||3|
|Lakenheath Eagles||United Kingdom||2|
|SHAPE Indians (Paris)||France||2|
|Bentwaters Phantoms||United Kingdom||1|
|Chicksands Fighting Chicks||United Kingdom||1|
|Weathersfield Raiders||United Kingdom||1 *|
Note: *1963 Final shared between Weatersfield Raiders and Bitburg Barons after it was cancelled due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The USAFE (United States Air Force in Europe) Football league title was won on 10 occasions by Rhein-Main Rockets (Continental Sports Conference), Weisbaden Flyers (CSC) six times, Upper Heyford Sky Kings (United Kingdom Sports Conference) five times , Bitburg Barons (CSC) five times, Ramstein Rams (CSC) four times, London Rockets (UKSC) three times, Lakenheath Eagles (UKSC) twice and SHAPE Indians (Paris, France Sports Conference) twice.
Bentwaters Phantoms (UKSC), Chicksands Fighting Chicks (UKSC), Furstenfeldbruck Eagles (CSC), Landstuhl Raiders (CSC), Toul Tigers (FSC), Weathersfield Raiders (UKSC) each won the title once.
There were four Sports Conferences: United Kingdom, Continental, France and Mediterranean, although in the end the France and Mediterranean Sports Conferences were merged with the Continental Conference.
The United States Air Force in Europe Football League (USAFE – pronounced “You-Safe”) was the League for Air Force Personnel stationed at Cold War Military Bases in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy & Greece.
There were three Conferences: UK Sports Conference, Continental Sports Conference (German & France) and Mediterranean Sports Conference (Italy & Greece). While the MSC was a competitive Conference, the Finals were usually played between the Winners of the UKSC and the CSC.
Following the end of the Cold War in the early 1990s, the USAFE Football League was discontinued and the only US Military Football now played in the UK is High School Football at Lakenheath, London Central (High Wycombe), Alconbury & Menwith Hill. 
The United States ARmy EURope played a separate League (USAREUR). 
The Ramstein Rams, Alconbury Spartans, Burtonwood Bullets & Weathersfield Raiders all played matches in Ireland, including one at Croke Park in aid of the Irish Red Cross. [12-15]
|UK Sports Conference (UKSC)||Continental Sports Conference (CSC)|
|Alconbury Spartans||Berlin Bears|
|Bentwaters Phantoms||Bitburg Barons|
|Chicksands Fighting Chicks||Camp New Amsterdam|
|Fairford Falcons||Landsberg Tigers|
|Greenham Comon Pirates||Rhein-Main Rockets|
|Lakenheath Eagles||Sembach Tigers|
|Mildenhall Marauders||Ramstein Rams|
|Upper Heyford Sky Kings||Spangdalem Sheikhs/Sabers|
|Weathersfield Raiders||Weisbaden Flyers|
|High Wycombe Bucks||Hahn Hawks|
|France Sports Conference / District (FSC)||Mediterranean Sports Conference (MSC)|
|SHAPE Indians (Paris)||Aviano Eagles (Ita)|
|Laon Rangers||Hellenikon Olympians (Gre)|
|Chaumont Mudhens||San Vito|
|Chambley Desert Rats|
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Thanks to Todd Zboyan & Tim Leadingham.
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