IFL European Cup 1976
|Texas A&I Javelinas (C)||5||5||0||0||96||47||1.000|
|Henderson State Reddies||5||0||5||0||47||96||.000|
Note: the IFL European Cup of 1976 was a 5-game tour by two NAIA Colleges.
|Game 1||West Berlin, Germany|
|01.06.1976||Texas A&I Javelinas||17||Henderson State Reddies||6|
|Game 2||Vienna, Austria|
|03.06.1976||Texas A&I Javelinas||21||Henderson State Reddies||7|
|Game 3||Mannheim, Germany|
|09.06.1976||Texas A&I Javelinas||20||Henderson State Reddies||6|
|Game 4||Nuremburg, Germany|
|13.06.1976||Texas A&I Javelinas||17||Henderson State Reddies||15|
|Game 5||Paris, France|
|17.06.1976||Texas A&I Javelinas||21||Henderson State Reddies||13|
Following on from the National football League and US Air Force games in Europe in 1972 and 1973, and the failed attempt at starting a Professional American Football League in Europe, Bob Kapp continued undeterred with with his attempts to bring American Football to Europe.
The European Cup of 1976 was actually a six-game tour by two NAIA (Junior) Colleges: Texas A&I Javelinas and Henderson State Reddies. The Javelinas won the first game in West Berlin 17-6, and proceeded to win the next four, in Vienna (Austria), Mannheim and Nuremburg (Germany) and Paris, France. the tour lost so much money that the final game of the Cup was cancelled.
The European Championship returned, however in 1977 and 1978, also both tours by American sides.
Website / Sources
 Mark L. Ford and Massimo Foglio, The Coffin Corner Volume 27,No. 6, Pro Football Researchers Association (2002) THE FIRST “NFL EUROPE”[Internet] Available from: http://www.profootballresearchers.org/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/27-06-1101.pdf [Accessed 20 October 2019]
 Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2017), Touchdown in Europe – How American Football Came to the Old Continent. Second Edition “The Trailblazers: Bleu et Rouge, College and Semi-Pro”. pg. 151-188. Published by the Author (2015, 2017)
Thanks to Louise Wills (Kenny) and John Wills.
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