Istanbul Rams

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The Istanbul Rams are an American football team based in Istanbul, Turkey, that played in the European League of Football (ELF) in 2022.

History[edit | edit source]

On October 15, 2021, the club announced that it would compete in the European League of Football under the name Istanbul Rams starting with the 2022 season. For this purpose, the US American Val Gunn was hired as Head Coach and General Manager. On June 29, 2022, Val Gunn resigned from his positions. Matt Lawson became the new interim head coach, and Emir Can Kefeli took over as general manager.

The team played its home matches at Maltepe Hasan Polat Stadium. The reconstruction works at the originally planned Yusuf Ziya Öniş Stadyumu could not be completed by the start of the season. The team started with a narrow 38-40 loss at Cologne Centurions. However, the following games showed clear class differences to the opponents, up to 0:70 at home against the Hamburg Sea Devils. However, in the following game, with the new quarterback Isaiah Green, the team managed a surprising 22:19 victory against the Barcelona Dragons, the leader of the Southern Division. Also in the remaining games, the team showed clearly stronger than before, but could not win another game.

On December 16, 2022, the Rams announced that they would not compete in the ELF in the 2023 season "due to the overall difficult sporting and economic situation."

Stadium[edit | edit source]

Top Players[edit | edit source]

Quarterback Year G COMP ATT CMP% YDS TD INT SCK
Isaiah Green 2022 6 103 202 51.0 1550 11 3 17
Jared Stegman 2022 6 87 208 41.8 889 5 7 7
Receiver Year G RRC TGT YDS CTCH % YPG YPC LNG TD TD/G
Terryon Robinson 2022 6 39 62 829 62.9 138.2 21.3 73 8 1.3
Running Year G ATT YDS AVG YPG LNG TD TD/G FMB FML
Isaiah Green 2022 6 96 478 5.0 79.7 35 4 0.7 0 0
Taha Çokadar 2022 11 103 426 4.1 38.7 34 2 0.2 1 0

Head Coaches[edit | edit source]

Name Tenure Record Titles
W L
Val Gunn – 29 June 2022 0 4
Matt Lawson 29 June 2022 – 1 7

Total record[edit | edit source]

Games Win Loss SQ P+ P- PDiff
Istanbul Rams 12 1 11 0.083 210 499 -289

Record per oppenent[edit | edit source]

Games Win Loss SQ P+ P- PDiff
Barcelona Dragons 2 1 1 0.500 29 60 -31
Cologne Centurions 2 0 2 0.000 68 83 -15
Rhein Fire 2 0 2 0.000 44 92 -48
Berlin Thunder 2 0 2 0.000 21 79 -58
Vienna Vikings 2 0 2 0.000 22 86 -64
Hamburg Sea Devils 2 0 2 0.000 26 99 -73

Source: https://elfdata.eu/

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