|Current team status:||Defunct|
|Based in||Frankfurt, Germany|
|Stadium/Home field||Commerzbank-Arena, Waldstadion (Frankfurt), Germany|
|League||WLAF / NFL Europa|
|Team colors||Purple, Orange & White|
/ World Bowl wins
|4: World Bowl III (1995) |
World Bowl VII (1999)
World Bowl XI (2003)
World Bowl XIV (2006)
franchise record (in W-L-T):
|Regular season: 82-68-0 (.547) |
Playoffs: 4-4-0 (.500)
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 Waldstadion. The Galaxy was the only team in the league to have remained in operation and in the same city throughout the league's existence.
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.
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. Frankfurt also played in the last NFL Europa game, losing the 2007 World Bowl to Hamburg.
The Frankfurt Galaxy's record eight appearances in the 15 World Bowl games were evenly split in the composite standings with four wins (1995, 1999, 2003 and 2006) and four losses (1996, 1998, 2004, and 2007).
|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 %|
|2||Ernie Stautner||1995–1997||30||16||14||0||.533||2||1||1||.500||World Bowl '95 championship|
World League Coach of the Year (1995)
|3||Dick Curl||1998–2000||30||17||13||0||.567||2||1||1||.500||World Bowl '99 championship|
2× NFL Europe Coach of the Year (1998, 1999)
|4||Doug Graber||2001–2003||30||15||15||0||.500||1||1||0||1.000||World Bowl XI championship|
NFL Europe Coach of the Year (2003)
|5||Mike Jones||2004–2007||40||24||16||0||.600||3||1||2||.333||World Bowl XIV championship|
NFL Europe Coach of the Year (2006)
|5, 81||Template:Flagicon Mario Bailey||WR||1995–2000||All-Time NFL Europe Receiving leader|
|1, 18||Template:Flagicon Andy McCullough||WR||1999, 2001||World Bowl VII Most Valuable Player|
|4||Template:Flagicon J. T. O'Sullivan||QB||2004, 2007||NFL Europa Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player (2007)|
|11||Template:Flagicon Mike Perez||QB||1991–1992||First starting quarterback in team history|
|32||Template:Flagicon Roger Robinson||RB||2006||Led League in rushing, All-NFLEL team selection|
|82||Template:Flagicon Keith L. Craig||WR||1991||First Service Member (U.S.Army) selected under Operation Discovery|
- Aus Universe wird Galaxy Template:De icon football-aktuell.de, accessed: 10 September 2014
- Streit um Frankfurt Galaxy Template:De icon football-aktuell.de, accessed: 10 September 2014
- Andy is a real catch. NFL.com (June 27, 1999).
- Template:Cite press release
- Template:Cite press release
- "Wiesbaden Galaxy sets player tryouts, medical seminar", September 11, 1991.
World Bowl appearances (8)
League championships (4)
|19911992 1995 1996 1997 19981999 2000 20012002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007|
World League of American Football/NFL Europa
|1991||1992||1993 no season||1994 no season||1995||1996||1997 1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004|
- World Bowl
- Intercontinental Football League