|League||German Football League|
|Stadium||Heinz-Steyer-Stadion Glücksgas Stadium|
|Based in||Dresden, Germany|
|Colors||Gold and Navy
|Head coach||John Leijten|
|Mascot||King Louie (Lion)|
The Dresden Monarchs were formed in January 1992 and entered in the Aufbauliga Ost the following year, the lowest possible league in the region.
The Monarchs, in the following years, gradually worked their way up through the league system, winning the league they played in in every season from 1996 to 1999. In 1999, a second title in the tier-three Regionalliga Nordost allowed the club promotion to the northern division of the 2nd Bundesliga, now the GFL 2.
After three seasons at this level, Dresden won its division in 2002, winning all ten games, and went on to defeat the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes in two games in the promotion round by a combined score of 100–0.
Promoted to the German Football League, the GFL, the club became an instant play-off contender, reaching the semifinals in 2004, where it lost to the Braunschweig Lions. After four consecutive play-off qualifications, the club had a difficult 2007 season. With only one win and eleven defeats in the regular season, the Monarchs had to enter the relegation round, but were able to overcome the Hamburg Eagles and thereby defended their place in the GFL.
The club returned to its better performances after 2007, reaching the play-offs once more every year. A second semifinal qualification, in 2010, ended in defeat to eventual German Bowl winners Kiel Baltic Hurricanes.
In 2011, the club narrowly missed out on play-off qualification, finishing fifth in the league. In 2012 the club came third in the northern division of the GFL and qualified for the play-off where they were knocked out by the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes in the semi finals. The 2013 season became the clubs best ever, finishing second in its division and reaching the German Bowl after play-off victories over the Munich Cowboys and Berlin Adler.
In 2014 the club will take part in a new European competition, the BIG6 European Football League, which will consist of three teams from Germany, two from Austria and one from Switzerland, the clubs being Berlin Adler, New Yorker Lions, Dresden Monarchs, Raiffeisen Vikings Vienna, Swarco Raiders Tirol and the Calanda Broncos. The two best teams of this competition will advance to the Eurobowl XXVIII.
- Runners-up: 2013
- Play-off qualification : (9) 2003–2006, 2008–2010, 2012, 2013
- League membership : (11) 2003–present
- GFL 2
- Northern Division champions: 2002
German Bowl appearances
The club appeared in the German Bowl just once:
|XXXV||October 12, 2013||Braunschweig Lions||Dresden Monarchs||35-34||Berlin||12,157|
- Champions in bold.
|2005||GFL (North)||3rd||14–10||0.583||12||7||0||5||306||290||Lost QF: Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns (27–30)|
|2006||3rd||11–13||0.458||12||5||1||6||200||318||Lost QF: Stuttgart Scorpions (27–47)|
|2007||6th||2–22||0.083||12||1||0||11||169||440||Won RR: Hamburg Eagles (28–24 & 19–13)|
|2008||4th||12–12||0.500||12||6||0||6||192||272||Lost QF: Marburg Mercenaries (21–32)|
|2009||3rd||10–10||0.500||10||5||0||5||258||250||Lost QF: Marburg Mercenaries (63–64)|
|2010||3rd||12–12||0.500||12||6||0||6||248||253||Won QF: Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns (56–45)
Lost SF: Kiel Baltic Hurricanes (0–14)
|2012||3rd||20–8||0.714||14||10||0||4||481||297||Won QF: Rhein-Neckar Bandits (31–19)
Lost SF: Kiel Baltic Hurricanes (14–35)
|2013||2nd||22–6||0.786||14||11||0||3||513||254||Won QF: Munich Cowboys (59–14)
Won SF: Berlin Adler (32–21)
Lost GB: New Yorker Lions (34–35)
- RR = Relegation round.
- QF = Quarter finals.
- SF = Semi finals.
- GB = German Bowl
- Football History (German) Historic American football tables from Germany, accessed: 18 January 2010
- History: 1993 (German) Dresden Monarchs website, accessed: 18 January 2011
- GFL 2011 www.football-aktuell.de, accessed: 18 September 2011
- BIG6 European Football League starts 2014 www.eurobowl.com, published: 20 November 2013, accessed: 5 December 2013
- Bowls GFL website, accessed: 9 October 2013
- GFL 2008 www.football-aktuell.de, accessed: 18 January 2011
- GFL 2009 www.football-aktuell.de, accessed: 18 January 2011
- GFL 2010 www.football-aktuell.de, accessed: 18 January 2011
- (German) Official website
- (German) German Football League official website
- (German) Football History Historic American football tables from Germany