The New Yorker Lions
are an American Football
team from Braunschweig
. Until late 2010, the team was known as the Braunschweig Lions.
Under this name, the Lions became the most successful American football club in Germany, winning seven German Bowls
as well as two Eurobowls
. From 1997 to 2008, the team played in twelve consecutive German Bowls.
The Braunschweig Lions were formed in 1987 and the new team entered the tier-three Regionalliga Nord
for that season, where it came third. The Lions were nevertheless promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga
, now the German Football League 2
, for the following season and spent the next six years at this level. The team was never outstanding at this level for the first five years, only finishing once with a percentage above 0.500 in this era.
In 1993, the Lions finally managed to win their division and earn promotion to the American Football Bundesliga
, now the German Football League
. The team performed well at this level in its first season there, finishing fourth and qualifying for the play-offs, where they were knocked-out in the quarter finals. The following season,... Read More