Originally a part of the World League of American Football, the Barcelona Dragons> were one of the teams to play in NFL Europe matches. They first played their home matches in the Estadi Olímpic de Montjuic which was a 1992 Olympic stadium in Barcelona. Their home field was later shifted to the Mini Estadi.
The Dragons succeeded in qualifying for the World Bowls in 1991, 1997, 1999, and 2001.They emerged victorious in the World Bowl V in 1997. In 2002, Dragons joined the FC Barcelona organization as the FC Barcelona Dragons. In spite of such efforts, there fan support declined considerably. As a result the team started struggling financially. The Barcelona Dragons were discontinued in the league after the 2003 season, only to be replaced by the Cologne Centurions.
In the entire period of the Barcelona Dragons’ history, the team only had one head coach Jack Bicknell. He was nicknamed as “Cowboy”. Seymour “Red” Kelin was in charge for Defensive Coordinating duties from 1991-2002. Both of them had been coaching jointly since the time they spent at Boston College, where they played a crucial role in cruising the Eagles to a Cotton Bowl Classic win in 1984.
Some of the notable players to represent Barcelona Dragons were Jesús Angoy, Marco Martos, Brian Finneran, Bruce Clark, La’Roi Glover, Kelly Herndon and Tony Graziani.
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