|Team colors||Purple, Orange, Red, White|
The Frankfurt Galaxy was a professional American football team that originally played in the World League of American Football and later in the resurrected NFL Europe. The team was based in Frankfurt, Germany and played in the Commerzbank-Arena, formerly called the Waldstadion. The Galaxy was the only team in the league to have remained in operations and in the same city throughout the league's existence, from beginning to end.
In September 2014 it was announced that the Frankfurt Football Betriebs GmbH had purchased the rights for the Frankfurt Galaxy from the NFL. It plans to rename the Frankfurt Universe, playing in the German Football League 2 into Frankfurt Galaxy and to take the former's spot in the league in 2015. An attempt to do the same in 2007 had failed because the naming rights then lay with the NFL.
- History 1
- Season-by-season 2
- Head coaches 3
- Notable players 4
- References 5
- External links 6
In 1991, the Galaxy was a founding member of the World League of American Football (WLAF). They hosted the first ever WLAF game against the London Monarchs at the Waldstadion on March 23, 1991 and scored the first ever WLAF points with a safety, but lost the game.
When the World League resumed in 1995, the Galaxy, the Monarchs, and Barcelona Dragons were the only former WLAF teams that continued playing. Before it folded, Frankfurt Galaxy was the oldest pro football team outside of the NFL and CFL.
|Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|1993||WLAF suspended operations from 1993 to 1994|
|1995||WLAF||6||4||0||.600||2nd (League)||1||0||1.000||World Bowl '95 champions|
|1996||WLAF||6||4||0||.600||2nd (League)||0||1||.000||Lost to Scottish Claymores in World Bowl '96|
|1998||NFLE||7||3||0||.700||1st (League)||0||1||.000||Lost to Rhein Fire in World Bowl '98|
|1999||NFLE||6||4||0||.600||2nd (League)||1||0||1.000||World Bowl '99 champions|
|2003||NFLE||6||4||0||.600||1st (League)||1||0||1.000||World Bowl XI champions|
|2004||NFLE||7||3||0||.700||2nd (League)||0||1||.000||Lost to Berlin Thunder in World Bowl XII|
|2006||NFLE||7||3||0||.700||2nd (League)||1||0||.000||World Bowl XIV champions|
|2007||NFLE||7||3||0||.700||2nd (League)||0||1||.000||Lost to Hamburg Sea Devils in World Bowl XV|
|GC||Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||GC||Won||Lost||Win %|
World Bowl '95 championship
World League Coach of the Year (1995)
World Bowl '99 championship
2× NFL Europe Coach of the Year (1998, 1999)
World Bowl XI championship
NFL Europe Coach of the Year (2003)
World Bowl XIV championship
NFL Europe Coach of the Year (2006)
|5, 81||Mario Bailey||WR||1995–2000||All-Time NFL Europe Receiving leader|
|55||Robert Franz||LB||1995||WLAF Offensive Most Valuable Player|
|1, 18||Andy McCullough||WR||1999, 2001||World Bowl VII Most Valuable Player|
|4||J. T. O'Sullivan||QB||2004, 2007||NFL Europa Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player (2007)|
|11||Mike Perez||QB||1991–1992||First starting quarterback in team history|
|32||Roger Robinson||RB||2006||Led League in rushing, All-NFLEL team selection|
|82||Keith L. Craig||WR||1991||First Service Member (U.S.Army) selected under Operation Discovery|
- Aus Universe wird Galaxy (German) football-aktuell.de, accessed: 10 September 2014
- Streit um Frankfurt Galaxy (German) football-aktuell.de, accessed: 10 September 2014
- "Andy is a real catch". NFL.com. June 27, 1999.
- "All-NFL Europa Team" (Press release). June 21, 2007.
- "NFLEL names All-League team, MVPs" (Press release). May 25, 2006.
- "Wiesbaden Galaxy sets player tryouts, medical seminar". Stars and Stripes. September 11, 1991.
- The Football Database