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1995 WLAF season
Regular season
Duration April 8, 1995 – June 10, 1995 1995-04-08 | 1995-06-10 |
1995 WLAF season
Playoffs
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World Bowl '95
Date June 17, 1995
Site Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Champions Frankfurt Galaxy
1992  WLAF seasons  1996

The 1995 World League of American Football season was the third season of the professional American football league organized by the NFL. It was the league's first season with six teams based only in Europe.

Returning from a 2-year hiatus after the 1992 WLAF season,[1] the league had dropped its seven North American teams, with the three existing teams (the Frankfurt Galaxy, London Monarchs and Barcelona Dragons) joined by three new franchises (the Rhein Fire, Scottish Claymores and Amsterdam Admirals).

The World Bowl '95 title game was won by Frankfurt, 26–22 over Amsterdam.

SeasonEdit

The top draft choice was Shaumbe Wright-Fair, who was picked by the Rhein Fire.[2] The Scottish Claymores, after a 5–0 record in the preseason, surprisingly fired their head coach, Larry Kuharich, five days before their WLAF kickoff because "his coaching philosophy did not mesh with the make-up of the team".[3]

Frankfurt's road to the World Bowl included a 27–7 win at London on May 15.[4] The Claymores' hopes of making the World Bowl were dashed with a week 6 defeat by Rhein 33–27 in overtime.[5] The Claymores ended their inaugural season with a 2–8 record.

World League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Amsterdam Admirals 9 1 0 .900 246 152 5–0 4–1 W2
Frankfurt Galaxy 6 4 0 .600 279 202 3–2 3–2 W3
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 237 247 2–3 3–2 L1
London Monarchs 4 6 0 .400 174 220 1–4 3–2 L2
Rhein Fire 4 6 0 .400 221 279 2–3 2–3 L3
Scottish Claymores 2 8 0 .200 153 210 0–5 2–3 W1

World Bowl '95Edit

Frankfurt beat Amsterdam 26–22 at Amsterdam Olympic Stadium.[6]

The game was played on Saturday, June 17, 1995. The match-up was between the 6–4 Frankfurt Galaxy and the 9–1 Amsterdam Admirals. 23,847 fans witnessed the Galaxy pull off an upset en route to a 26–22 victory and their first ever World Bowl title. Quarterback Paul Justin earned MVP honors by completing 18 of 36 attempts for 308 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

In the regular season the Admirals had won the teams' first meeting 14–12 in Amsterdam, while the Galaxy had taken the second meeting 28–13 in Frankfurt.

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