2020 Global Combines

No Regrets: Taku Lee elated with choice to play football

July 4, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Japanese running back Taku Lee put his dream of being an airline pilot on hold to follow his other dream: playing professional football. CFL.ca’s Roger Kelly explains why it was the right ...

Quick’s impact still felt in an abbreviated season

June 21, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Greg Quick’s role with the CFL as the global director of scouting was interrupted early on by the pandemic, CFL.ca’s Roger Kelly writes, but that didn’t limit his impact with ...

O’Leary: German OL Breidenbach keeps citizens at a safe distance

April 14, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
German offensive lineman Sven Briedenbach has gone from protecting his quarterback to protecting the citizens of Cologne. He explains to CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary how he became ...

Plying his Krafft: Norwegian DL ready for combine

March 10, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Leo Krafft has a football dream that’s even bigger than his six-foot-six, 300-pound frame, Roger Kelly writes.

Brazil’s Pais, Polastri Neto earn invite to CFL Combine

March 7, 2020 | CFL.ca Staff
Receiver Klaus Pais and linebacker Luis Polastri Neto have become the first Brazilian players to be extended invitations to showcase their skills at the CFL Combine presented by New Era.

Global Combine series heads to Brazil

March 6, 2020 | Roger Kelly
The Canadian Football League Global scouting contingent makes its way to Belo Horizonte, Brazil this weekend for the second to last Global CFL Combine.

Second wave of Global players invited to CFL Combine

March 3, 2020 | CFL.ca Staff
37 players representing 14 countries will attend the CFL Combine presented by New Era at the end of March.

Results are in from the Global Combine in Copenhagen

March 1, 2020 | CFL.ca Staff
The results are in from the Global Combine in Copenhagen.

Denmark’s Michel ‘Junior’ Konate, Norway’s Leo Kraft headed to CFL Combine

February 29, 2020 | CFL.ca Staff
COPENHAGEN — Running back Michel ‘Junior’ Konate from Denmark and defensive lineman Leo Krafft from Norway have been extended invitations to showcase their skills for Canadian Football ...

Final European Combine set to take place in Denmark

February 28, 2020 | Roger Kelly
The Final European stop on the CFL Global Combine tour is set to take place in Denmark this weekend, as 15 individuals look to get an invite to the CFL National Combine.

Japan’s Machino still learning on road to CFL Combine

February 18, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Japanese offensive lineman Tomoya Machino has only been playing football for a short time, but he has the chance to crack the professional ranks after being invited to the CFL Combine in March.

First wave of Global Players invited to CFL Combine

February 14, 2020 | CFL.ca Staff
24 players representing 10 countries headed to the CFL Combine in Toronto in March.

Italy’s Dalle Piagge picking up Canadian game quickly

February 6, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Italian linebacker Lorenzo Dalle Piagge will be making his way to the CFL Combine in Toronto just years after making the switch from swimming to football.

Quick sees Japan as “primary component” towards CFL 2.0 success

February 3, 2020 | CFL.ca Staff
CFL Director of Global Scouting, Greg Quick, recaps the two Japanese Global Combines held over the weekend in Tokyo and Osaka as well as the first 8 Global Combines of 2020.

Japan’s Taku Lee and Tomoya Machino advance to CFL Combine

February 2, 2020 | CFL.ca Staff
A running back and offensive lineman are headed to Toronto following CFL Global Combines in Tokyo and Osaka.

German OL Breidenbach thriving after position change

January 31, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Sven Breidenbach made the switch to offensive line late, but he’s now on his way to Toronto as one of the individuals invited to the CFL Combine.

CFL Global Combine series heads to Tokyo

January 31, 2020 | Roger Kelly
TOKYO — As the Canadian Football League continues its global adventure, the crew, led by CFL Director of Global Scouting Greg Quick and CFO and Director of Football Operations Greg Dick, ...

British LB Izinyon on CFL Combine invite: ‘It still feels like I’m in a dream’

January 28, 2020 | Roger Kelly
It still feels surreal for British linebacker David Izinyon that he is headed to Toronto for the CFL Combine in March. CFL.ca’s Roger Kelly has more.

Hansen on Global Combine: “It’s a big opportunity”

January 28, 2020 | CFL.ca Staff
The most prominent player in the first wave of CFL Global players, Thiadric Hansen, was on hand in Frankfurt watching as another group of German Football League players ran through the Global ...

Global Combine Leaderboard: Results from Germany

January 28, 2020 | CFL.ca Staff
The results are in from the Global Combine in Frankfurt, Germany.