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NFL Europe

NFL Europe was originaly founded in the spring of 1991 as the World League of American Football. The original WLAF was partially backed by the National Football League and, like the modern NFL Europe, was to be a spring developmental league. Originally, the ancestor to NFL Europe had 10 teams: 6 American teams, 3 European teams, and 1 Canadian team. The top two teams in the World League of American Football met at the end of the season in the World Bowl.

Unfortunately, the original WLAF wasn't very popular in the United States and suspended operations in 1993. However, the NFL still liked the idea of a spring developmental league, and after revamping itself into an exclusively European circuit, the World League was formed. World League, re-launched in 1995, consisted of 6 European teams, all of which are members of the present-day NFL Europe except for the London Monarchs. In 1998, the World League changed its name to NFL Europe.

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Teams

World League of American Football (1991, 1992)

U.S.

  • Birmingham Fire
  • New York/New Jersey Knights
  • Ohio Glory [Columbus] (1992)
  • Orlando Thunder
  • Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks (1991)
  • Sacramento Surge
  • San Antonio Riders

Canada

  • Montreal Machine

Europe

  • Barcelona Dragons
  • Frankfurt Galaxy
  • London Monarchs

NFL Europe (1995-present)

  • Amsterdam Admirals
  • F.C. Barcelona Dragons
  • Berlin Thunder (1999-)
  • Frankfurt Galaxy
  • London Monarchs (1995-1998)
  • Rhein Fire
  • Scotland Claymores [Glasgow]

NOTE: In 1998, the London Monarchs were known as the England Monarchs

World Bowl (WLAF and NFL Europe Championships)

  • 1991 - London 21, Barcelona 0
  • 1992 - Sacramento 21, Orlando 17
  • 1995 - Frankfurt 26, Amsterdam 22
  • 1996 - Scotland 32, Frankfurt 27
  • 1997 - Barcelona 38, Rhein 24
  • 1998 - Rhein 34, Frankfurt 10
  • 1999 - Frankfurt 38, Barcelona 24
  • 2000 - Rhein 13, Scotland 10
  • 2001 - Berlin 24, Barcelona 17
  • 2002 - Berlin 26, Rhein 20
  • 2003 - Frankfurt 35, Rhein 16
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