NFL Europe in History

American Football Leagues: AAFC - AFL - CFL - NFL

Events in Sport

  • 1989-07-01 NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF
  • 1990-04-18 Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in WLAF
  • 1990-12-26 Reggie Williams becomes 1st GM of WLAF's NY-NJ Knights
  • 1991-01-18 WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights
  • 1991-02-24 End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft
  • 1991-02-26 NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
  • 1991-03-24 Barcelona Dragons beat NY/NJ Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game
  • 1991-03-26 Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34
  • 1992-03-21 2nd WLAF season begins
  • 1992-05-03 Ohio Glory wins 1st WLAF game (after 6 loses), beat Frankfurt 20-17
  • 1998-01-22 World League of American Football renamed as NFL Europe
  • 1998-04-04 NFL Europe (Formerly WLAF), kicks off season

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 413

  • 1925-04-20 Ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy)
  • 1931-09-30 Ray Willsey, Regina Sask, WLAF def coordinator (Frankfurt, Scotland)
  • 1932-12-22 Joe Clark, WLAF off coordinator coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-02-20 Jack Bicknell, WLAF head coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1940-03-31 Jim Criner, WLAF head coach (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1940-08-14 Galen Hall, WLAF Head Coach (Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire)
  • 1942-03-07 Al[bert] Tanara, WLAF defensive coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1946-11-13 Al Luginbill, Pomona California, WLAF head coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1947-03-19 Vince Martino, Schenectady NY, WLAF offensive asst (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1949-10-22 Manfred Burgsmuller, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1950-08-29 Mark McHale, WLAF offensive line coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1951-06-12 Dean Unruh, Riverton Wyoming, WLAF offensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
  • 1952-08-01 C L Whittington, WLAF defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1952-10-19 Alexander Leibkind, Germany, judo (Oly-76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)
  • 1956-01-27 Fred Quillan, Portland Oregon, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1956-08-08 Wes Chandler, Florida, WLAF wide receiver coach (Rhein Fire)
  • 1957-03-26 Walter Rohlfing, Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
  • 1958-05-29 Sam Clancy, WLAF defensive assistant coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1961-02-12 Chris Heyne, Offenbach Germ, WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1961-05-20 Clive Allen, WLAF kicker (London Monarchs)
  • 1962-01-03 Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1962-06-11 Michael Kenny, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1962-07-29 Steve Pelluer, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1963-07-27 Jason Buck, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1963-11-01 Brian Forde, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1963-12-16 Silvio Diliberto, WLAF kicker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1964-05-20 Todd Peat, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1964-07-03 Louis Clark, NFL receiver (Seattle)/WLAF coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1964-12-04 Bill Peterson, Smithfield NC, WLAF general mgr (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1965-01-22 Tim Prukop, WLAF linebacker-secondary coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1965-03-24 Ben Torriero, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1965-06-16 Johannes Harisch, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1965-08-24 Vince Alcalde, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1965-12-21 Rodney Thomas, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1965-12-30 Tony Jones, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1966-02-02 Victor Muhammad, WLAF running back (London Monarchs)
  • 1966-03-03 Gary Parker, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1966-04-12 Jeffrey Hunter, WLAF DE (London Monarchs)
  • 1966-04-12 Theo Blanco, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1966-04-14 Ricky Andrews, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1966-04-24 Theo Adams, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1966-06-28 Mike Bellamy, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1966-08-17 Cedric Figaro, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1966-11-18 Tommie Stowers, WLAF tight end (Rhein Fire)
  • 1966-12-10 Eric Naposki, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1967-01-03 Demetri Davis, WLAF tight end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1967-02-06 Mike Evans, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967-03-12 Rowelle Blenman, WLAF cornerback/safety (London Monarchs)
  • 1967-04-15 Lance Zeno, NFL/WLAF corner (Rams, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1967-05-01 Bill Schultz, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Den Broncos, Scot Claymores)
  • 1967-05-25 Juan Jimenez, WLAF quarterback/receivers coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1967-06-01 Vernon Turner, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1967-06-02 Mike Evans, WLAF DL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967-06-08 Willie Williams, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967-06-24 Olaf Hampel, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Rhein Fire)
  • 1967-07-22 Andreas Motzkus, WLAF receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967-08-21 Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967-11-05 Percy Snow, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967-11-15 Harvey Franklin, WLAF WR (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967-11-29 Marcus Muler, WLAF adm asst (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967-12-22 Sean Foster, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1968-01-06 Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968-01-07 Nathaniel Bolton, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968-01-10 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968-01-25 Roosevelt Collins, WLAF DL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968-02-06 Richard Newbill, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-03-06 Jon Baker, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968-03-21 Mark Sander, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1968-03-26 Kari Gronroos, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1968-04-04 Andre Bowden, WLAF LB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968-05-02 Will Furrer, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968-05-05 Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-05-06 Andy Kelly, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1968-05-28 Char Thompson, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1968-06-01 Jerry Crafts, WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968-06-20 Garry Howe, WLAF nose tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968-06-23 Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-07-16 Eric Jonassen, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968-08-06 Siran Stacy, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1968-08-13 Joe Garten, WLAF corner/guard (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1968-08-17 Vince Marrow, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968-08-24 Arnold Galesloot, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968-10-01 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-10-31 Russ McCullough, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968-11-09 David Jones, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968-11-17 Cacho Conde, WLAF tight end/running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1968-11-29 Peter Gross-Pass, WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1968-11-29 T J Rubley, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1968-12-25 Don Silvestri, NFL/WLAF kicker (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
  • 1969-01-11 Frank Robinson, WLAF defensive back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1969-01-14 David Webb, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969-01-22 Ousmane Bary, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969-02-04 Chris Crooms, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969-02-06 Greg Patrick, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969-03-09 Bryce Burnett, NFL/WLAF tight end (Broncos, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969-03-10 Jay Hillmann, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • 1969-03-29 Darren Chandler, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969-04-10 Wayne Lammle, WLAF kicker/punter (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1969-05-06 Pascall Davis, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969-05-10 Martin Driever, WLAF tight end (Rhein Fire)