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The 1997 Barcelona Dragons season was the fifth season for the team in the World League of American Football.


1997 Barcelona Dragons season
Head Coach Jack Bicknell
General Manager Jordi Vila-Puig
Home Field Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
Results
Record 5–5
Place 2nd
Playoff Finish W World Bowl '97
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1996 1998

OffseasonEdit

World League DraftEdit

1997 Barcelona Dragons World League Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 3 Oliver Barnett DE Kentucky
2 9 Corey Mayfield DL Oklahoma
3 16 P. J. Killian LB Virginia
4 21 Butler By'not'e CB Ohio State
5 28 Hugh Hunter DE Hampton
6 33 Carlos Yancy CB Georgia
7 40 Tristan Moss CB Western Michigan
8 45 Santo Stephens LB Temple
9 52 Tony Covington CB Virginia
10 57 Keith Conlin OT Penn State
11 64 Dante DePaola CB California
12 69 Henry Fields RB McNeese State
13 76 Jeff Wilner TE Wesleyan
14 81 Tyrone Rush RB North Alabama
15 88 Cornell Thomas DE West Georgia
16 93 Eric Carter CB Knoxville College
17 100 Vincent Landrum LB McNeese State
18 105 Ricky Blake RB Alabama A&M
19 112 Jason Pohopek LB Boston College
20 117 Vince Stewart DT Penn State
21 123 Robert Dougherty QB Boston University

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1997 {{{team}}} staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Jordi Vila-Puig
  • Deputy General Manager/Operations – Marco Fusté

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Dick Curl
  • National Coach/Running Backs – Juan Jiménez
  • Offensive Line – Vince Martino
Defensive coaches



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RosterEdit

1997 Barcelona Dragons roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  • 22 Michael Hicks
  • 28 Terry Wilburn

Wide Receivers

  • 80 Alfonzo Browning
  • 84 Tyree Davis
  • 82 Sheddrick Wilson

Tight Ends

  • 89 Bryce Burnett
  • 85 Andy Fuller
Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers
  • 56 Vincent Landrum ILB
  • 59 Juan Long ILB
  • 91 Eric Naposki OLB
  • 52 Willie Smith OLB

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

  • 10 Jeff Beckley P
National Players
  • 86 Sami Alalampi WR Flag of Finland.svg
  • 14 Jesús Angoy K Flag of Spain.svg
  •  5 Maurizio Barbotti WR Flag of Italy.svg
  • 75 Luca Bellora DT Flag of Italy.svg
  • 66 Ivan Imbernon DE Flag of Spain.svg
  • 36 Gregoire Malo S Flag of France.svg
  •  1 Marco Martos WR Flag of Mexico.svg


Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 12 7:00 p.m. CET at Rhein Fire W 27–12 1–0 Rheinstadion
2 Sunday, April 20 3:00 p.m. BST at Scottish Claymores W 20–7 2–0 Murrayfield Stadium
3 Saturday, April 26 7:30 p.m. CET Frankfurt Galaxy L 10–17 2–1 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
4 Sunday, May 4 3:00 p.m. BST at London Monarchs W 37–32 3–1 Stamford Bridge
5 Sunday, May 11 7:30 p.m. CET Amsterdam Admirals W 28–21 4–1 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
6 Saturday, May 17 7:30 p.m. CET London Monarchs L 7–9 4–2 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
7 Saturday, May 24 7:00 p.m. CET at Amsterdam Admirals L 21–26 4–3 Amsterdam ArenA
8 Saturday, May 31 7:30 p.m. CET Rhein Fire L 23–38 4–4 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
9 Saturday, June 7 7:00 p.m. CET at Frankfurt Galaxy L 17–29 4–5 Waldstadion
10 Saturday, June 14 7:30 p.m. CET Scottish Claymores W 46–18 5–5 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
World Bowl '97
11 Sunday, June 22 7:00 p.m. CET Rhein Fire W 38–24 6–5 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 31,100

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StandingsEdit

World League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Rhein Fire 7 3 0 .700 206 146 3–2 4–1 W3
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 236 209 2–3 3–2 W1
Scottish Claymores 5 5 0 .500 134 154 2–3 3–2 L2
Amsterdam Admirals 5 5 0 .500 156 160 4–1 1–4 W1
Frankfurt Galaxy 4 6 0 .400 147 142 3–2 1–4 L1
London Monarchs 4 6 0 .400 116 184 2–3 2–3 L1

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World Bowl '97Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 3 14 0 7

24

Barcelona 14 14 7 3

38

at Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona

  • Date: June 22, 1997
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CET
  • Game attendance: 31,100

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "1997 World League Draft". WorldLeague.com. http://web.archive.org/web/19980209003930/www.worldleague.com/general/facts/00035926.html. Retrieved January 18, 2011.
  2. 1997 Barcelona Dragons Media Guide. pp. 18–37.
  3. The Official 1997 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 20–29.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Official 1998 NFL Europe League Fact Book.

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