A brand-new Paris based American football franchise. Home to over 12 million souls, the ‘Ville de Lumiere’ is the new home of the Paris Musketeers football team.
The team will represent Paris, the state of Ile-de-France, and all of France in the European League of Football.
The team will compete internationally in the 2023 European League of Football season.
Much more will be revealed about the team in the coming months! Look out for signings, ticket packages, and more.
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The European League of Football was founded in 2020 and is the international league for American football in Europe. 17 teams from 9 nations will compete in the 2023 season. In 2022, there were 12 teams from five countries represented in the league. The European League of Football has a vision to expand the league to 24 European teams by 2025.
In the 2022 season, the league was divided into 3 divisions: Northern Conference, Central Conference and Southern Conference. Each team played a total of 12 regular season games (six home and six away) against the other three teams in its own division and across divisions. The season takes place from June to September.
The 2023 season of the European League of Football will consist of seventeen teams from nine nations: Hamburg Sea Devils, Leipzig Kings, Berlin Thunder, Wrocław Panthers, Frankfurt Galaxy, Stuttgart Surge, Vienna Vikings, Raiders Tirol (venue: Innsbruck), Barcelona Dragons (Venue: Reus), Cologne Centurions and Rhein Fire (venue: Duisburg), Milano Seamen, Hungarian Enthroners (Szekesfehervar), Helvetic Guards (Zurich), Munich Ravens, Prague Lions, and Paris Musketeers.
The 2022 season was held over 17 weeks. In American football, the season is divided into two distinct phases: the regular season and the playoffs. The regular season of the European League of Football consists of 14 weeks (June – September 2022) in which teams play 12 games. The three division winners and the best runner-up qualify for the playoffs, which take place after the regular season. The final, the European League of Football Championship Game, takes place at a neutral location every year. In 2022, the Championship takes place September 25th in Klagenfurt, Austria. The Paris Musketeers will play their first game the weekend of 3-4 June.
"All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall." - Alexandre Dumas, in The Three Musketeers
The legends of Paris are rich with Musketeers.
Once the most elite military unit, later the inspiration for the greatest adventure story ever written, the Musketeers embody all the values that a football team representing Paris aspires to be: unity, humanity, valor, strength, peace, and justice. All are foundational to the dynamic, diverse, and culturally singular 'Ville de Lumiere'.
The 2023 game schedule and online ticket sale options will be announced in early Spring 2023 on this site and on social media.
The Paris Musketeers will be led by a dynamic group of experienced sports executives from both France and America.
Marc-Angelo Soumah was the first Frenchman trained in France to play in the NFL, is a seasoned sports executive, and will serve as General Manager of the new team.
Frantzy Dorlean is also a veteran football player, a savvy operations manager, and will run business development as President.
Patrick Butler is a fantasy sports and tech entrepreneur that founded, scaled, and sold Talent Inc., Beermile.com, and Sports.ws, and will sit on the Board of Directors.
Jason Johnson is an ex-pro football player, operates an award-winning media production company, owns a sports technology company and luxury boutique hotel, and will sit on the Board of Directors.
John McKeon is an ex-pro football player, is the founder and CEO of American Football International, has served in growth executive roles with brands like Joe & the Juice, SoulCycle, and Rothy's, and will sit on the Board of Directors.
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