NFL Europe was originally founded in the spring of 1991 as the World League of American Football. The original WLAF was partially backed by the National Football League and, like the modern NFL Europe, was to be a spring developmental league. Originally, the ancestor to NFL Europe had 10 teams: 6 American teams, 3 European teams, and 1 Canadian team. The top two teams in the World League of American Football met at the end of the season in the World Bowl.
Unfortunately, the original WLAF wasn't very popular in the United States and suspended operations in 1993. However, the NFL still liked the idea of a spring developmental league, and after revamping itself into an exclusively European circuit, the World League was formed. World League, re-launched in 1995, consisted of 6 European teams, all of which are members of the present-day NFL Europe except for the London Monarchs. In 1998, the World League changed its name to NFL Europe.
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1.1 World League of American Football (1991, 1992)2 World Bowl (WLAF and NFL Europe Championships)
1.2 NFL Europe (1995-present)
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World League of American Football (1991, 1992)
NFL Europe (1995-present)
NOTE: In 1998, the London Monarchs were known as the England Monarchs. Also, although the Glasgow-based franchise is called Scotland in box scores, its official name is Scottish Claymores.
World Bowl (WLAF and NFL Europe Championships)