European Football League Northern European Friendlies 1986


DateHome TeamAway Team
23.03.1986Hamau Hawks (Ger)20Birmingham Bulls (Eng)27
04.05.1986Glasgow Lions (Sco)0Munkka Colts (Fin)7
11.05.1986Coventry Bears (Eng)17Oslo Trolls (Nor)18
European Football League Northern European Friendlies 1986 [Ref: 1-2]


In 1986 a series of Unofficial Friendlies or Challenge matches were played by Northern European American Football teams. These included match-ups between Scotland’s Glasgow Lions and Finland’s Munkka Colts, as well as Coventry Bears (England) versus Oslo Trolls (Norway), as well as one of England’s to teams, the Birmingham Bulls against the Hanau Hawks of Germany.


Annuals / Websites

[1] SAJL – Finnish American Football Association (2002) Amerikkalaisen Jalkapollon Vuosikirija 2002 [PDF pg. 73] [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 April 2020]


[2] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1986: Friendlies] [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 14 April 2020]


Thanks to Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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