European CFL Draft 2019

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The European CFL Draft in 2019 was the first European CFL Draft Canadian Canadian Football -Liga Canadian Football League (CFL). It took place on April 11, 2019 and consisted of a round in which all nine CFL teams selected a European player. It was the second entry draft for global players after the CFL – LFA Draft in January 2019 . Only European players who had previously participated in the CFL Combine were eligible. 18 players from five countries could be chosen: Denmark (2), Germany (6), Finland (4), France (4), Italy (2). Four selected players came from France, three from Germany and one each from Italy and Finland. Five selected players played in the German Football League .


The order of selection was determined in the form of a weighted lottery. The worst team of the previous season had the best chance of being drawn (9/45) and the best the lowest (1/45).

Pick # CFL team Surname position University / college last team nationality
1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Valentin Gnahoua DL McGill Berlin Rebels FranceFrance France
2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Thiadric Hansen LB - Potsdam Royals GermanyGermany Germany
3 Montreal Alouettes Asnnel Robo RB Montreal - FranceFrance France
4th Edmonton Eskimos Maxime Rouyer LB McGill - FranceFrance France
5 Toronto Argonauts Marc Hor DL Diablo Valley CC Frankfurt Universe GermanyGermany Germany
6th Saskatchewan Roughriders Max Zimmermann WR - Potsdam Royals GermanyGermany Germany
7th BC Lions Benjamin Plu WR McGill Thonon Black Panthers FranceFrance France
8th Ottawa Redblacks Jordan Bouah WR Saddleback CC - ItalyItaly Italy
9 Calgary Stampeders Roni saloons LB - New York Lions FinlandFinland Finland

Individual evidence

  1. CFL unveils plan and draft order for first ever European draft. Retrieved April 26, 2019 .
  2. 2019 CFL NATIONAL COMBINE - GLOBAL PLAYERS. Retrieved April 26, 2019 .
  3. a b CFL to stage its first-ever draft of European players. Retrieved April 26, 2019 .
  5. CFL Draft: Three German football players selected. Retrieved April 26, 2019 .