Central European Football League Cup 2018

Central European Football League Logo
Central European Football League Logo [References: 1]


DateHome Team Away Team 
 Cup Semi-Final   
03.05.2018SBB Vukovi Belgrade (Ser)28Budapest Cowbells (Hun)18
03.05.2018Gdynia Seahawks (Pol)56Sakarya Tatankalari (Tur)28
 CEFL Cup Final   
10.06.2018SBB Vukovi Belgrade (Ser) 55Gdynia Seahawks (Pol)41 
[References: 2-3]


SBB Vukovi Belgrade won the 2018 Central European Football League Cup with a 55-41 victory over Gdynia Seahawks of Poland in a high-scoring Final. The Serbian outfit had defeated Hungary’s Budapest Cowbells in the Semi-Finals while the Seahawks had beaten Sakarya Tatankalari of Turkey.


The Central European Football League was a AA (3rd Level) European American Football League which operated from 2006 to the present (at time of writing) with the first 11 years as a AAA League based in the Balkans and Central European countries which formed the Soviet Block, Ottoman Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire of the 20th Century, due to there being not enough teams in each country for their own league prior to 2017.

Since 2017 the CEFL Championship has operated as a AA (3rd Level) Regional Mini-League in Central Europe, stretching from Moscow in Russia in the East, Istanbul in Turkey in the South, Thonon in South-East France in the West and Wroclaw in Poland in the North, while the CEFL Cup has operated as a A Level (4th Level) Regional Mini-League or Cup in the same areas, but primarily in the Balkan countries .



[1] Central European Football League (2009) CEFL Logo [Internet] Available from: https://cefl.avaladsfmusic.group/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/cefl-544-180-300×99.png [Accessed 6 June 2020]


[2] American Football International (2017) CEFL Cup: Gdynia Seahawks from Poland outlast Hungary’s Budapest Cowbells, reach CEFL Cup Final [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/cefl-cup-gdynia-seahawks-from-poland-outlast-hungarys-budapest-cowbells-reach-cefl-cup-final/ [Accessed 20 July 2018]

[3] American Football International (2017) Livestream: CEFL Cup Final – SBB Vukovi Belgrade (Serbia) v Gdynia Seahawks (Poland), June 10, 5p (11a EST) [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/livestream-cefl-cup-final-sbb-vukovi-belgrade-serbia-v-gdynia-seahawks-poland-june-10-5p-11a-est/ [Accessed 20 July 2018]

[4] Central European Football League (2021) 2018 Schedule – Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.european-league.com/2018-schedule-standings/ [Accessed 24 May 2021]


Thanks to Lenka Brodekova

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