1999 Rhein Fire season

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1999 Rhein Fire season
Head coach Galen Hall
General manager Alexander Leibkind
Home field Rheinstadion
Results
Record 6–4
Division place 3rd
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1998 2000

The 1999 Rhein Fire season was the fifth season for the franchise in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Galen Hall in his fifth year, and played its home games at Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, Germany. They finished the regular season in third place with a record of six wins and four losses.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1999 Rhein Fire staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Alexander Leibkind

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Ken Karcher
  • Wide Receivers – Mike Jones
  • Offensive Line – Whitey Jordan
  Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Pete Kuharchek
  • National Coach/Defensive Line – Walter Rohlfing
  • Defensive Backs/Special Teams – Jeff Reinebold

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Sammy Cribb

Roster[edit]

1999 Rhein Fire roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 53 Jaime Baisley MLB/OLB
  • 55 Ben Hanks OLB
  • 56 Richard Hogans OLB
  • 51 Michael Lowery OLB
  • 59 Robert Thomas MLB

Defensive backs

Special teams

  •  2 Jeff Sauve K
  •  9 Marcus Williams P
National players
  • 10 Manfred Burgsmüller K Germany
  • 50 Anthony Doghmi OLB Germany
  •  1 Marc Ellgering WR Germany
  • 95 Ole Meine DE Germany
  •  8 Babek Movassaghi WR Germany
  • 21 Tamon Nakamura RB Japan
  • 40 Oyeniran Olalere Odunayo Ojo RB Nigeria
  • 12 Jan Seiff QB Germany
  • 52 Mathias Ude OLB Germany
  • 96 Jens Überschär DT Germany


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Sunday, April 18 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores L 20–21 0–1 Murrayfield Stadium 9,086
2 Sunday, April 25 4:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons L 10–19 0–2 Rheinstadion 25,281
3 Saturday, May 1 7:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 30–20 1–2 Rheinstadion 23,883
4 Saturday, May 8 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 7–13 1–3 Waldstadion 39,485
5 Saturday, May 15 7:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores W 37–6 2–3 Rheinstadion 22,171
6 Saturday, May 22 7:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals W 36–25 3–3 Amsterdam ArenA 14,056
7 Saturday, May 29 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy L 20–21 3–4 Rheinstadion 40,143
8 Saturday, June 5 7:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder W 29–0 4–4 Jahn-Sportpark 10,683
9 Saturday, June 12 8:00 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons W 59–14 5–4 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 10,155
10 Saturday, June 19 7:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder W 38–10 6–4 Rheinstadion 31,350

[1] [2]

Standings[edit]

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Barcelona Dragons 7 3 0 .700 263 246 4–1 3–2 W1
Frankfurt Galaxy 6 4 0 .600 239 223 3–2 3–2 L1
Rhein Fire 6 4 0 .600 286 149 3–2 3–2 W3
Amsterdam Admirals 4 6 0 .400 236 243 3–2 1–4 W2
Scottish Claymores 4 6 0 .400 270 298 2–3 2–3 L4
Berlin Thunder 3 7 0 .300 173 308 2–3 1–4 L3

[3]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 3: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Three: Amsterdam Admirals at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 0 7 13 20
Rhein 14 3 10 3 30

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 1
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 23,883
  • [1]

Week 6: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Six: Rhein Fire at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 16 10 10 0 36
Amsterdam 3 13 0 9 25

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, May 22
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 14,056
  • [2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All times local to where the game was played.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rhein 30, Amsterdam 20". CNNSI.com. Time Warner. May 1, 1999. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Rhein 36, Amsterdam 25". CNNSI.com. Time Warner. May 22, 1999. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Final NFL Europe Standings". CNNSI.com. Time Warner. June 20, 1999. Retrieved June 20, 2013.