Cologne Centurions

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Cologne Centurions
Cologne Centurions logo
Year founded 2004
Year retired 2007
Home field RheinEnergieStadion
City Cologne, Germany
Team colors Red, Black, White, Silver
                   

The Cologne Centurions were an American football team that played in NFL Europe. The Centurions began competing in the league in the 2004 season, having replaced the defunct Barcelona Dragons. They played their home games at RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne.

The Centurions' first-ever game was against local rival Rhein Fire. Cologne lost 25-26. The Centurions' inaugural season finished with a 4-6 record.

On 21 February 2006, the Centurions named David Duggan as their new head coach. He replaced Darryl Sims, who was on the verge of his first season in the position but instead was pursuing an opportunity in the NFL. Peter Vaas, a two-time World Bowl-winning coach with the Berlin Thunder, had occupied the job in the team's first two seasons. The Centurions were the only NFL Europe team that never won a World Bowl.

Season-by-season[edit]

Season League Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2004 NFLE 4 6 0 .400 4th (League)
2005 NFLE 6 4 0 .600 3rd (League)
2006 NFLE 4 6 0 .400 4th (League)
2007 NFLE 6 4 0 .600 3rd (League)
Total 20 20 0 .500

Head coaches[edit]

# Name Term Regular season Postseason Achievements
GC Won Lost Ties Win % GC Won Lost Win %
1 [1] Peter Vaas 20042005 20 10 10 0 .500
2 [2] David Duggan 20062007 19 10 9 0 .526
3 [3] John Lyons 2007 1 0 1 0 .000

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Europe League (3 November 2003). "Peter Vaas named head coach of Cologne franchise" (Press release). Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ NFL Europe League (21 February 2006). "Duggan Named Head Coach, Sims To Take Post" (Press release). Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  3. ^ NFL Europe League (12 June 2007). "Duggan to give up coaching for remainder of season" (Press release). Retrieved 28 December 2011. 

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