World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Russia national American football team

Article Id: WHEBN0037270308
Reproduction Date:

Title: Russia national American football team  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Russia women's national bandy team, Russia women's junior national goalball team, Russia national cricket team, EFAF European Championship, Brazil national American football team
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Russia national American football team

Russia Россия
Helmet
Left arm Body Right arm
Trousers
Socks
Home
Helmet
Left arm Body Right arm
Trousers
Socks
Away
Association FAFR
Region Europe (EFAF)
Founded 1992
IFAF Affiliation
Colors Red and White
Head coach Vasily Dobryakov
General manager

The Russia's national American football team (Сборная России по американскому футболу) is the official American football senior national team of Russia. The team formed in 1992 alongside with the Russian League of American Football.

History

The birth of American Football in Russia

American Football itself appeared in the USSR in 1989, when in the summer two Oklahoma high school football teams ("Stars" and "Boomers") conducted three exhibition games in the cities of Moscow, Leningrad, and Tallinn, Estonia. These games caused great excitement, which was the impetus for the creation of American football teams in the USSR.

Founder of the Soviet teams became the coach of the USSR national rugby, Taturyan Edgar and his son Igor. In 1989, there was a team "Moscow Bears", which represented the Soviet Union in the international tournament. The first official game of the USSR national team conducted against the German national team (which was represented by the players of "Berlin Adler") in West Berlin, on September 17, 1989. The "Bearse" lost with a score of 77:6, but the performance of the soviet team impressed the audience, and in the final quarter of the game, Edward Zveigzne designed the first touchdown in American football history of the USSR.

On November 10, 1989 was formed the Union of American football in USSR, but in April, due to differences in the leadership of the Union had established an independent and self-association of American football in USSR. In 1991, all teams join the association. That same year, the USSR national team began to prepare for the drawing of the European Championship, expecting a meeting with Norway in December, but the game was canceled.

In late January 1991 the USSR national team debut in the European Championship qualifying tournament in the game with the Netherlands. Despite the score 7:30 in favor of the "orange", players have an important experience shows.

After the collapse of the USSR

After the collapse of the USSR, The Association of American football has been transformed into the Eurasian League but the team from the former Soviet republics have entered there. Instead of the USSR championship was held CIS championship. Only in 1993 was set up The National League of American Football, led by Alexander Viktorenko and Alexey Bazhenov. In 1994 he began to open the first school of American football, and a year later was organized Children's League, and in 1996 appeared the Moscow Federation of American Football.

Since 1996, the championship of Russia among juniors in 2002 established the championship of Russia among the senior teams.

The successes of teams and clubs

In 1998, the Russian national team debut in the European Junior Championships, held in Düsseldorf, Germany. Russia sensationally took the 4th place. In 2000, Russia was the vice-champion of Europe, losing in the finals only to Germans, but in took two years to revenge and won the gold medal.

In 1999, Russia made his debut in the European League Cup. Team "Moscow Bears" reach the quarter finals, second only to the Finnish "Helsinki Roosters." In 2003, the adult team won the European Championship in the group "C" and becomes more powerful in group "B".

In 2004, the team took third place in the European Championship in the "B" group and by 2012, the team does not appear. Due to the long absence, the team moved to the group "C".

External Links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.