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Cologne Centurions
Cologne Centurions helmet Cologne Centurions logo

Based in Cologne, Germany
Stadium/Home field RheinEnergieStadion
League WLAF / NFL Europa
Team colors Red, Black, White, Silver
                   
Head coach
  • Peter Vaas (2004–2005)
  • David Duggan (2006–2007)
  • John Lyons (2007)
  • Team history
    Founded 2004
    Folded 2007
    Uniform NFLE-Cologne Centurions jerseys.png

    The Cologne Centurions were an American football team that played in NFL Europe. The Centurions began competing in the league in the 2004 season, having replaced the defunct Barcelona Dragons. They played their home games at RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne.

    The Centurions' first-ever game was against local rival Rhein Fire. Cologne lost 25-26. The Centurions' inaugural season finished with a 4-6 record.

    On 21 February 2006, the Centurions named David Duggan as their new head coach. He replaced Darryl Sims, who was on the verge of his first season in the position but instead was pursuing an opportunity in the NFL. Peter Vaas, a two-time World Bowl-winning coach with the Berlin Thunder, had occupied the job in the team's first two seasons. The Centurions were the only NFL Europe team that never won a World Bowl.

    Helmet/Logos

    Season-by-season

    Season League Regular season Postseason
    Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
    2004 NFLE 4 6 0 .400 4th (League)
    2005 NFLE 6 4 0 .600 3rd (League)
    2006 NFLE 4 6 0 .400 4th (League)
    2007 NFLE 6 4 0 .600 3rd (League)
    Total 20 20 0 .500

    Head coaches

    # Name Term Regular season Postseason Achievements
    GC Won Lost Ties Win % GC Won Lost Win %
    1 [1] Peter Vaas 20042005 20 10 10 0 .500
    2 [2] David Duggan 20062007 19 10 9 0 .526
    3 [3] John Lyons 2007 1 0 1 0 .000

    References

    1. NFL Europe League. "Peter Vaas named head coach of Cologne franchise", 3 November 2003. Retrieved on 28 December 2011. 
    2. NFL Europe League. "Duggan Named Head Coach, Sims To Take Post", 21 February 2006. Retrieved on 28 December 2011. 
    3. "Duggan to give up coaching for remainder of season", NFL Europe League, June 12, 2007. Retrieved on December 28, 2011. 

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    Cologne Centurions
    History
    • Played in NFL Europe/NFL Europa league
    • Founded in 2004, Folded in 2007 with league
    • Based in Cologne, Germany

    Franchise Stadiums

    • RheinEnergieStadion (2004-2007)
     

    Head coaches:

    • Peter Vaas (2004–2005)
    • David Duggan (2006–2007)
    • John Lyons (2007)
     

    World Bowl appearances/Championships won (None)

    Seasons
    2004 2005 2006 2007
    World League of American Football/NFL Europa
    Teams
    Teams Teams (cont'd)
    Seasons
    1991 1992 1993 no season 1994 no season 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
    2005 2006 2007

    See also

    • World Bowl
    • Intercontinental Football League
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