NFL Europe in History

American Football Leagues: AAFC - AFL - CFL - NFL

Events in Sport

  • 1989-07-19 NFL owners vote unanimously to form World League of American Football - operated 1991-2007
  • 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
  • 1991-03-23 1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5
  • 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
  • 1992-05-03 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

  • 1938-02-20 Jack Bicknell, American football coach (Boston College, Barcelona Dragons), born in North Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1940-03-30 Jim Criner, American college football coach (Boise State, Iowa State, Scottish Claymores), born in Lurton, Arkansas
  • 1940-05-04 Dick Curl, American offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons), born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1940-08-14 Galen Hall, American Football Coach (University of Florida, Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-11-13 Al Luginbill, American football coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Pomona, California
  • 1952-08-01 C. L. Whittington, American football defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1959-09-30 Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1963-07-27 Jason Buck, American NFL defensive end (Scottish Claymores), born in Moses lake, Washington
  • 1966-04-24 Theo Adams, American football tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1966-08-17 Cedric Figaro, American football linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1967-04-15 Lance Zeno, American former NFL/WLAF corner (Rams, Scottish Claymores), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967-08-21 Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minnesota Vikings), born in Tonga
  • 1968-01-06 Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1968-05-06 Andy Kelly, American football quarterback (Nashville Kats, Rhein Fire), born in Dayton, Tennessee
  • 1968-07-09 Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968-07-21 Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968-12-25 Don Silvestri, NFL/WLAF kicker (NY Jets, London Monarchs), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-12-12 Doug Terry, American NFL/WLAF safety (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), born in Dumas, Arkansas
  • 1970-01-07 Paul McCallum, Canadian football punter and placekicker (Claymores, Sask Roughriders), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1970-01-18 Leo Araguz, American football punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire), born in Pharr, Texas
  • 1970-01-20 Ron Carpenter, American football player (NY Jets, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1970-01-31 Travis Hannah, American football wide receiver (Houston Oilers, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-02-05 Forey Duckett, American football cornerback (Saints, Scot Claymores), born in Oakland, California
  • 1970-03-28 James Johnson, American NFL/WLAF running back (Tampa Bucs, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • 1970-04-03 Keith Franklin, American football linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-04-09 Chuck Bradley, American NFL offensive tackle (BC Lions, Barcelona Dragons), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1970-04-21 Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • 1970-08-02 Wesley "wes" Bender, American WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, New Orleans Saints), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1970-08-28 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), born in Compton, California (d. 1999)
  • 1970-10-13 Steve Matthews, American NFL and WLAF quarterback (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores), born in Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • 1970-12-24 Michael Batiste, NFL/WLAF defensive tackle (Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-12-31 Dunstan Anderson, NFL defensive end (Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1971-01-25 Herman Smith, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs), born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi
  • 1971-01-30 Brent Moss, American football running back (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1971-02-14 Kenny Shedd, American football receiver (New York Jets, Oakland Raiders), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1971-02-22 Rico Mack, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Statham, Georgia
  • 1971-05-04 Derrick Clark, American football fullback (Broncos, Rhein Fire), born in Apopka, Florida
  • 1971-05-16 Khari Jones, Canadian American football player (BC Lions, Scottish Claymores) and coach (Montreal Alouettes), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1971-06-04 Patrick Scott, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971-08-21 Shayne Edge, American NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons), born in Lake City, Florida
  • 1971-08-22 Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1971-09-28 Chad May, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971-09-28 Marcus Spears, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle (Chicago Bears, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971-10-08 Nate Miller, American NFL and WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy, Atlanta Falcons), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1971-10-08 Terry Richardson, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1971-10-12 Bronzell Miller, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Federal Way, Washington (d. 2013)
  • 1971-10-17 Byron Chamberlain, American football tight end (Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971-10-25 Lee Gissendaner, NFL/WLAF receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Scottish Claymores), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1971-12-29 Jay Fiedler, American NFL quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1972-01-01 Barron Miles, American Canadian Football Hall of Fame defensive back and coach (Montreal Alouettes, BC Lions), born in Roselle, New Jersey
  • 1972-01-23 Gary Harrell, American football player (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972-03-13 Avrom Smith, American football player (London Monarchs)
  • 1972-04-01 Mike McCoy, American football coach (NFL: San Diego Chargers 2013-16), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1972-04-16 Jim Ballard, American NFL & WLAF quarterback (Scottish Claymores, Buffalo Bills), born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • 1972-04-26 Marco Rivera, American NFL/WLAF guard (Scot Claymores, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972-07-23 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
  • 1972-09-30 Cedric Saunders, NFL tight end (Tampa Bay Bucs, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972-10-22 Tyrone Williams, Canadian American football defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1972-10-30 Trevor Wilmot, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1972-11-20 Riddick Parker, American football defensive tackle (New England Patriots), born in Emporia, Virginia
  • 1972-12-28 Adam Vinatieri, US NFL placekicker (Amsterdam Admirals, NE Patriots), born in Yankton, South Dakota
  • 1972-12-28 Jim Kitts, US NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, Miami Dolphins), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1973-01-31 Latario Rachal, American football player (Amsterdam Admirals, San Diego Chargers), born in California
  • 1973-02-14 George Hegamin, American football offensive lineman (Dallas Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1973-04-05 Spencer Folau, Tongan, American football offensive lineman (Baltimore Ravens), born in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
  • 1973-05-25 Jeff Smith, American football cornerback (Scotland Claymores, KC Chiefs), born in Decatur, Tennessee
  • 1973-07-09 Kelly Holcomb, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns), born in Fayetteville, Tennessee
  • 1990-06-10 Louis Clark, British Isthmian League footballer (Worthing), born in Brighton, England

Deaths in Sport

  • 1999-08-29 Jaime Fields, American NFL and WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), dies in a hit-and-run automobile accident at 29
  • 2013-12-21 Bronzell Miller, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), dies at 42