London Monarchs

Facts and information about the London Monarchs

  • The London Monarchs were the only WLAF team to score more than 300 points in a season (305 in 1991).
  • London was involved in the only tie game in WLAF history, 17-17 after overtime against Birmingham.
  • The London Monarchs were the away team in the first game in World League of American Football history.
  • The London Monarchs are one of the three original European teams to have outlasted the WLAF, coming back to play in the World League and NFL Europe.
  • In 1991, when the Monarchs won the first World Bowl they defeated the Barcelona Dragons; interestingly, the Monarchs only loss that entire season had been an earlier match up against the Dragons.
  • The London Monarchs played their final season as the England Monarchs and held home games in various stadiums around England.
  • The first European player to score a Touchdown in the WLAF was Victor Ebubedike (later Victor Muhammad) against the Orlando Thunder in 1991.
  • Former Chicago Bear and Super Bowl Champion William “Refrigerator” Perry played briefly for the London Monarchs.
  • Brad Johnson, the winning Quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, was once the starting Quarterback for the London Monarchs.
  • The Monarchs won the World Bowl in their first year and never again finished higher than third.
  • The London Monarchs ceased operations in 1998.
  • In 1992, the Monarchs were shutout twice by a score of 9-0, once by the Orlando Thunder and once by the Barcelona Dragons.
  • In a 1995 game against the Scottish Claymores, Monarchs Kicker Don Silvestri scored the first 4 point Field Goal in World League history with a 50+ yarder. The Monarchs ended up winning the game by just one point.
  • The Monarchs only lasted one season in the new NFL Europe before they were disbanded. The team was replaced in the league by the Berlin Thunder.

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