Zurich Renegades

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Zurich Renegades
Established 1983
Based in Zurich, Switzerland
Home stadium Sportplatz Looren, Witikon, Zurich
Head coach Fabian Muñoz
League SAFV NLB
League titles 7 Swiss Bowls
Website renegades.ch
Current uniform
Helmet
Left arm Body Right arm
Trousers
Socks
Home kit

The Zurich Renegades are an American football team from Zürich, Switzerland. The club, formed in 1983, is the oldest still existing American football club in Switzerland. With seven Swiss Bowl victories the Renegades have the second most after the Calanda Broncos.[1][2]

History[edit]

Formed in November 1983, the club took part in the inaugural Swiss Bowl three years later, in 1983, where it lost to Lugano Seagulls. The two clubs met again in the 1987 Swiss Bowl and this time Zurich kept the upper hand and defended its title in 1988, now against the Bienna Jets. After this, the club briefly dropped out of the Nationalliga A, the highest league of American football in Switzerland. The club returned to the Nationalliga in 1990 but it took another decade for the Renegades to reach another Swiss Bowl.[1]

From 2000 onwards the Renegades played in eight of the next ten Swiss Bowls, winning five of those and losing three. National titles were won in 2001 against the Basel Gladiators, in 2002 against the Seaside Vipers St. Gallen, in 2004 and 2005 against the Winterthur Warriors and in 2008 against the Landquart Broncos. The clubs last appearance in the Swiss Bowl to date came in 2009 when it lost 23–35 to the Broncos. From 2010 to 2015 the club has played in the Nationalliga A without quite making it to the national championship game again. The 2016 season saw the club come last in the league without a win all season and lose the relegation play-off against Nationalliga B champions Geneva Seahawks as well.[1]

Honours[edit]

  • Swiss Bowl
    • Champions: (7) 1987, 1988, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008
    • Runners-up: (4) 1986, 2000, 2006, 2009

Recent seasons[edit]

Recent seasons of the club:[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Season League Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % PF PA Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2008 NLA 7 1 0 .875 258 129 1th (League) 2 0 1.000 Swiss Bowl Champions 2008
SB: 52-27 against Landquart Broncos
2009 NLA 6 2 0 .750 243 146 2nd (League) 1 1 .500 SF: 51-46 against Winterthur Warriors
SB: 23-35 against Calanda Broncos
2010 NLA 2 8 0 .200 126 187 5th (League) - - - -
2011 NLA 3 7 0 .300 221 303 5th (League) - - - -
2012 NLA 7 2 0 .778 388 117 2nd (League) 0 1 .000 SF: 13-15 against Basel Gladiators
2013 NLA 2 8 0 .200 152 359 5th (League) - - - -
2014 NLA 4 6 0 .400 273 405 4th (League) 0 1 .000 SF: 20-44 against Basel Gladiators
2015 NLA 4 6 0 .400 223 282 5th (League) - - - -
2016 NLA 0 10 0 .000 128 311 6th (League) 0 1 .000 RR: 7-37 against Geneva Seahawks
2017 NLB 3 5 0 .375 182 185 4th (League) - - - -
Total 38 55 0 .409 3 4 .429
  • SF = Semi Finals
  • SB = Swiss Bowl
  • RR = Relegation Round

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Team Vorstellung Zurich Renegades (in German) Swiss Bowl website - Team history, accessed: 9 December 2013
  2. ^ Geschichte (in German) Zurich Renegades website, accessed: 9 December 2013
  3. ^ Nationalliga A 2008 www.football-aktuell.de, accessed: 17 December 2013
  4. ^ Nationalliga A 2009 www.football-aktuell.de, accessed: 17 December 2013
  5. ^ Nationalliga A 2010 www.football-aktuell.de, accessed: 17 December 2013
  6. ^ Nationalliga A 2011 www.football-aktuell.de, accessed: 17 December 2013
  7. ^ Nationalliga A 2012 www.football-aktuell.de, accessed: 17 December 2013
  8. ^ Nationalliga A 2013 www.football-aktuell.de, accessed: 17 December 2013

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