European Football League European Championships 1989

Final Standings

1Great Britain2206284:0
European Football League European Championships Final standings 1989 [Ref: Compiled from: 1]

Legend: L-R (FW-FL-PF-PA Wins-Finals Losses-Points-For-Points-Against (Finals) OW-OL-PF-PA Overall Wins-Overall Losses-Points-For-Points-Against (Overall))

Finals Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
23.08.1989Great Britain36Germany8
3rd Place
27.08.1989Finland0Great Britain26
European Football League European Championships 1989 [Ref: 1]


Great Britain, which had threatened to break through into the ranks of the European American Football Elite at the previous European Championships in Finland, showed that they were the new power on the continent, blowing away the opposition, winning 26-0 against Finland in the Final, near Bremerhaven, Germany, with Victor Ebubedike scoring three touchdowns. They had earlier beaten Germany 36-8 in the Semi-Finals, who had to settle for bronze, with defending champions Italy in fourth.

Germany, as hosts, and Italy, as holders, qualified automatically for the Finals, to be held in Bremerhaven, on the North Sea Coast. In the first round of the Qualifiers France and Norway beat the Dutch and Swedes respectively, before falling to the British and Finns.



[1] Leadon, Frank (1989) “The European Championship Round-Up” World American Football. 13th September, 1989. pg. ??


[2] Suomen Amerikkalaisen Jalkapollen Litto (2020) National Teams | Gentlemen | 1989 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 14 June 2020]


Thanks to Kevin Smyth, Ian Collins, Ian Clarke, Tony Meenaghan, John Malone, Robert Gorby, Frank Winters, Fergus C. Ryan, Declan Mulvey, Gareth Quigley and John O’Reilly.

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