European League of Football prepares for the 2023 season

The European League of Football will enter its third season next summer.

October 20, 2022
Chris Hahn
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European League of Football prepares for the 2023 season
Vienna Vikings won the second Championship Game of 2022 in Klagenfurt. © Fiona Noever

In just its third season, Europe's biggest football league, the European League of Football, is moving into new countries for the second time. Eight franchises at the start of the 2021 season initially became twelve, and in the coming season even 18 franchises will be fighting for the European crown. Three different countries became five and will now be ten all over Europe.

In the 2021 season the franchises were:

Hamburg Sea Devils (Finalist in 2021 and 2022)
Berlin Thunder
Leipzig Kings
Cologne Centurions
Wroclaw Panthers
Barcelona Dragons
Frankfurt Galaxy (Champions 2021 in Düsseldorf, Germany)
Stuttgart Surge

Patrick Esume giving the trophy to the Frankfurt Galaxy in 2021. © Sarah Philipp

Added in the 2022 season:

Istanbul Rams
Rhein Fire
Tirol Raiders
Vienna Vikings (Champions 2022 in Klagenfurt, Austria)

The Vikings celebrated their win over the Sea Devils. © Fiona Noever

Added for the upcoming 2023 season:

Hungarian Enthroners
Milano Seamen
Paris (name soon to be announced)
Helvetic Guards
Prague Lions
Munich Ravens

Both the Frankfurt Galaxy and the Vienna Vikings have already won a title in the European League of Football. A lot of movement in the league is expected again in the upcoming season. Some players will find new homes, some coaches have already been announced. The upcoming season will hold some surprises and the best football in Europe. November 1st marks the official start of the offseason in the European League of Football.

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