|Home Field||LTU arena|
|Team Colors|| Maroon, Black, Gold, White|
| World Bowls (2)
The Rhein Fire were a professional American football team in NFL Europe, formerly the World League of American Football. Established in Germany in 1995, the franchise resurrected the name of the former Birmingham Fire team which was active during the 1991-1992 WLAF seasons.
The team was based in Düsseldorf (and early on was occasionally referred to in the U.S. as the Düsseldorf Fire), playing its games in LTU arena since 2005 season. Prior to this the team played in Arena AufSchalke in nearby city Gelsenkirchen while LTU arena was being built. The team shared facilities with the football (soccer) club Fortuna Düsseldorf. The Fire also hosted the 2005 World Bowl, where the Amsterdam Admirals upset the then-defending champion Berlin Thunder.
The Fire had been one of NFL Europa's most successful teams as far as fan appeal and competitively on the field. The team is based in an area of Germany that does not have a local Bundesliga team and where American Football has become increasingly popular. The team itself has played for five World Bowl championships throughout its history, winning in 1998 (over the Frankfurt Galaxy) and 2000 (over the Scottish Claymores).
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties
|Rhein Fire (World League)|
|1997||7||3||0||1st League||Lost World Bowl V (Dragons)|
|Rhein Fire (NFL Europe)|
|1998||7||3||0||1st League||Won World Bowl VI (Galaxy)|
|2000||7||3||0||1st League||Won World Bowl VIII (Claymores)|
|2002||7||3||0||1st League||Lost World Bowl X (Thunder)|
|2003||6||4||0||2nd League||Lost World Bowl XI (Galaxy)|
|Rhein Fire (NFL Europa)|
- Richard Adjei (2004-2007)
- Ingo Anderbrügge (2003-2004)
- Cedric Bonner (2006-2007)
- Manfred Burgsmüller (1996-2002)
- Byron Chamberlain (1996)
- Derrick Clark (1996-1999)
- Mike Croel (1998)
- Patrick Gerigk (1998)
- James Harrison (2004)
- Drew Henson (2006)
- Andy Kelly (1996)
- Fred Jackson (2006)
- Michael Lewis (2001)
- Mike Quinn (1998)
- Marcus Robinson (1998)
- Jamal Robertson (2002)
- Bill Schroeder (1997)
- Gino Torretta (1995)
- Danny Wuerffel (2000)
- Eduardo Castañeda (2007)
Other notable personnelEdit
- Oliver Luck - General Manager 1995, became league president the following year.
- Ken Karcher - Assistant coach for the Fire, was previously an NFL replacement player and later became a collegiate head coach.
- ↑ "Team Colors – NFLE". SSUR.org. http://www.ssur.org/research/TeamColors/Football_Outdoor/NationalFootballLeagueEurope/NationalFootballLeagueEurope.htm. Retrieved 2010-02-17.