IFAF Europe
28 (March 2022)
Enrique Garcia de Castro

IFAF Europe is the governing body of American football in Europe. It is a member of the International Federation of American Football. IFAF Europe replaced the European Federation of American Football (EFAF) which had begun in 1976 as the American European Football Federation (AEFF).[1][2]

IFAF Europe now organises two competitions: the European Championship for male national teams and the European Junior Championship for 16- to 19-year-olds.

After the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Italian Federation of American Football (FIDAP; Federazione Italiana Di American Football) announced that the Italian National Team, the then-IFAF Europe title holders, refused to play against Russia in October 2022 in a qualifier for the 2023 IFAF European Championships.[3]



Full members

Associate members

Allied members


Europe (28)

Complete list of members

See also


  1. ^ Kelly, Roger (18 August 2014). "Structural changes on the horizon for American Football in Europe". AmericanFootballInternational.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015. the EFAF general assembly unanimously decided to dissolve EFAF in 2014 and IFAF Europe took its place
  2. ^ "BAFA response to EFAF-IFAF Arbitration". dblcoverage.com. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Defending European Champions, Team Italy, refuses to play Russia". American Football International. April 7, 2022.
  4. ^ "Nations: Europe | NATIONS | International American Football". Archived from the original on 2018-05-02.