The European League of Football recently unveiled a new logo for its inaugural season, which is set to begin in June with eight teams from Germany, Poland and Spain playing American rules football.
The league has rekindled the names of several former NFL Europe teams, including the Barcelona Dragons, Berlin Thunder, Cologne Centurions, Frankfurt Galaxy and Hamburg Sea Devils, and had introduced three new teams in the Leipzig Kings, Stuttgart Scorpions and Wrocław Panthers. The plan is to eventually expand to 20 teams from 10 countries across the continent.
The European League of Football will follow NFL rules and be broadcast on ProSiebenSat.1, which has provided live coverage of NFL games throughout Austria, Germany and Switzerland since 2012.
Given its ties to the United States of America, it should come as no surprise that the European League of Football has adopted a logo that is somewhat similar to MLB and the NBA, with blue on the left and red on the right side of a white silhouette of a player in action.
It’s unclear, though, if the player is supposed to be making a one-handed catch or making an off-balance throw, a la Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in Super Bowl LV, though we assume it’s probably the former.
Photos courtesy of the European League of Football, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball.