Frankfurt Galaxy

Facts and information about the Frankfurt Galaxy

  • The Frankfurt Galaxy was one of the three WLAF teams based in Europe that lasted past the demise of the WLAF, eventually playing in the re-launched World League and NFL Europe.
  • Starting in 1991, Frankfurt has played more seasons and lasted longer than any other World League or NFL Europe franchise.
  • The first points ever scored in the WLAF were two points for a safety by the Frankfurt Galaxy against the London Monarchs.
  • The Frankfurt Galaxy were the home team for the first World League of American Football game played, they lost the game to the London Monarchs.
  • During Frankfurt’s two years in the WLAF, they were coached by former Stanford coach Jack Elway, father of NFL Hall-of-Fame Quarterback John Elway.
  • Since the London Monarchs and the Barcelona Dragons no longer exist, this makes the Frankfurt Galaxy the oldest non CFL or NFL professional football team in existence.
  • In 12 seasons, from 1995 though 2006, the Frankfurt Galaxy played in seven World Bowls, winning four times (1995, 1999, 2003, 2006).
  • In the Galaxy’s first 15 years of play they had finished in second place or higher on nine different occasions.
  • The Carolina Panthers Quarterback Jake Delhomme, who has started a game in the Super Bowl as well as the Pro Bowl, played for a short time in NFL Europe with the Frankfurt Galaxy.
  • Former University of Washington Husky and Dallas Cowboy Quarterback Steve Pelleur was the starting Quarterback for the Galaxy in 1996 and 1997.
  • Damon Huard, later with the Dolphins and the Chiefs of the NFL, played for the Frankfurt Galaxy in 1998.
  • When Frankfurt played an away game during the regular season against the Sacramento Surge of the original WLAF, the distance of the “road trip” was over 5600 miles.

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