ELF is Still Alive?

Just saw this and was surprised
European League of Football (ELF)
What struck me as odd is how many of the teams seem to be old NFL Europe (aka WLAF) survivors
I was under the impression NFL Euro died but apparently not so
The teams reformed a new league and are going on

2nd year of existence. There’s money behind the league. Some of the players will and have graduated to Spring Football in the states. Eventually some will trickle over to the CFL because of Global players (if they haven’t already).

The NFL Europe branding died but the teams didn't - by the end it was virtually an all-German league anyway so may as well stick with the names the fans already supported.

Although It's nice to see Poland, Austria and Turkey with representation who never got a look-in with NFL Europe.


This year's global draft featured a few players out of ELF. I'm not sure if any of them stuck, though. And I think there are now a few players on rosters over there that were globals on CFL rosters in 2019 and 2021.

I've posted this on other threads, but Barcelona has a Canadian DB, I believe.

And the Hungarian team Chris Merchant plays QB for are slated to join ELF next season.


From what I read, the NFL gifted the ELF the old NFLE IP's free of charge. Hence why you see some familiar names. I don't believe any of the teams histories and stats carried over however.


Lions' 2022 global draftee just signed in the ELF. After the combine, I was hoping he'd have what it takes to stick in the CFL. Seems like a fun character.

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Another CFL connection with ELF. McGill grad and former Elks global making an impact on D in Europe.

And a former Ticat global signs with Berlin: