IFL European Championship 1977
|Newton Nite Hawks (C)||5||5||0||0||126||41||1.000|
Note: The IFL European Championship of 1977 was a 5-game tour by two Chicagoland League Semi-Pro teams.
|Game 1||Versailles, France|
|02.06.1977||Newton Nite Hawks||26||Chicago Lions||6|
|Game 2||Lille, France|
|06.1977||Newton Nite Hawks||15||Chicago Lions||13|
|Game 3||Kaiserslautern, Germany|
|09.06.1977||Newton Nite Hawks||26||Chicago Lions||16|
|Game 4||Graz, Austria|
|14.06.1977||Newton Nite Hawks||29||Chicago Lions||6|
|Game 5||Vienna, Austria|
|06.1977||Newton Nite Hawks||30||Chicago Lions||0|
The second Intercontinental Football League season in Europe was again a six-game tour by two North American Football teams, this time Semi-Pro teams the Newton Nite Hawks and Chicago Lions from the Chicagoland League.
The games were all big wins for the Nite Hawks, played in Versailles and Lille (France), Kaiserslautern (Germany) and Graz and Vienna in Austria. Even though the League and Tour lost a substantial amount of money, it was to return for one more season in 1978.
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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