European Football League Western European Friendlies 1986


DateHome TeamAway Team
16.03.1986Dublin Celts (Irl)14Wirral Wolves (Eng)0
30.03.1986Dublin Celts (Irl)14Newcastle Senators (Eng)8
30.03.1986Manchester Allstars (Eng)43Eindhoven Alleycats (Ned)0
13.04.1986Milton Keynes Bucks (Eng)12Paris Blue Angels (Fra)27
13.04.1986Surrey Thunderbolts (Eng)3Amsterdam Crusaders (Ned)28
20.04.1986Surrey Thunderbolts (Eng)13Paris Red Devils (Fra)8
European Football League Western European Friendlies 1986 [Ref: 1]


In 1986 a series of Friendly matches were organised among Western European American Football teams, with Ireland’s Dublin Celts doing very well in beating the Wirral Wolves (14-0) and the Newcastle Senators (14-8), two of England’s top sides.

Other matches involved French teams Paris Blue Angels and Paris Red Devils, Dutch teams Amsterdam Crusaders and Eindhoven Alleycats, and other English teams Manchester Allstars and Surrey Thunderbolts.


[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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