US Armed Forces Football

United States Armed Forces in Europe Leagues (AAA):

Among the earliest verifiable American Football Leagues or Associations in Europe are the American Expeditionary Force Football League of WWI which was played in France at the conclusion of the War. There was a European Theater of Operations Football Championship (WWII) in Northern Ireland in 1942, which spread to England and Wales in 1943-1944. Following WWII, the United States found itself almost immediately in a War with Communist Russia, and American Football Leagues were set up in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain & Greece (The United States Air Force in Europe – USAFE – Football League & United States ARmy EURope Football League – USAREUR) which ran right to the end of the Cold War.  One USAREUR League, the Northern Italian League, became the genesis of a National League in Italy featuring Homegrown teams.

World War I & II

World War I (France – Navy & Army)

American Expeditionary Force Football League 1918-1919

AEFFL (Seasons): 1918 1919

World War II (UK & North Africa – Army & Air Force)

European Theater of Operations Championship 1942-1944

ETO Football Championship (Seasons): Autumn 1942 Spring 1943 Autumn 1943 Spring 1944 Autumn 1944

Cold War

Cold War (USAFE – Air Force)

United States Air Force in Europe Football League | Finals 1952-1993

United States Air Force in Europe | United Kingdom Sports Conference 1951-1993

United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) Football League France Sports Conference 1953-1955

United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) Football League Continental Sports Conference 1956-1960

Intercontinental Football League College and Air Force Games 1972-1973

Cold War (USAREUR – Army)

United States Army in Europe (USAREUR) Football League Com Z Conference 1953-1960

United States Armed Forces in Europe | Northern Italian League 1974-1975

Northern Italian Football League 1976-1986

Peacetime

US Forces Japan-American Football League (Seasons): 2009

US Armed Forces Teams with Irish Connections

Teams stationed in Ireland

World War II

Hale Blue Devils | European Theater of Operations American Football Team in Ireland | Team Roster & Match Reports 1942

Teams with Irish Nicknames

World War II

Albuquerque AAB Flying Kelleys US Air Force Team 1942