Munich Ravens

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Uniform of the Munich Ravens football team in 2023.

The Munich Ravens are an American football team based in Munich, Germany, that plays in the European League of Football (ELF) since 2023.

History[edit | edit source]

Munich was announced on August 3, 2022 as new location for the 2023 season.[1] It is the eighth and, according to the league, final German location in the European League of Football. The name Ravens and the logo was revealed on September 8, 2022.[2]

Sebastian Stolz was presented as inaugural general manager on September 1, 2022,[3] and former Raiders Tirol quarterback and MVP for the 2022 season, Sean Shelton, as Director of Sport Operation on September 28, 2022.[4]

On November 4, 2022, the Ravens announced the first player signing, Darius Robinson.[5] A day later, the franchise held its first try out at Olympic Stadium in Munich.[6]

2023 Season[edit | edit source]

On June 4, 2023, the Munich Ravens played their first game in the ELF. In front of 6,238 spectators at Sportpark Unterhaching, they were beaten 38:59 by last year's semi-finalists Raiders Tirol.

The Bavarians celebrated the first victory in the team's history in their first away game. They prevailed 39:10 against the Helvetic Guards on June 18, 2023. This was followed a week later by a 39:15 win at Barcelona Dragons.

The Munich Ravens then celebrated their next two victories at home (56:37 against Milano Seamen; 35:6 against Helvetic Guards).

They finished the season with two more victories and ended up with seven wins from twelve games. Despite the best record of a league newcomer, they narrowly missed out on play-off qualification.

An average of more than 5,000 spectators attended the six home games.

Shortly after the end of the season, the Ravens parted ways with head coach John Shoop and defensive coordinator Vince Okruch.

2024 Season[edit | edit source]

On September 28, 2023, the Ravens announced Kendral Ellison as their new head coach. Ellison was defensive coordinator of the league rival Hamburg Sea Devils from 2021 to 2023. Kyle Callahan, previously in the same position with the Raiders Tirol, became the new offensive coordinator.

On January 9, 2024, the Munich Ravens introduced Joe Thomas as offensive line coach. The former NFL superstar is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and supports the Ravens not only as a coach, but also as a marketing ambassador.

Stadium[edit | edit source]

Sportpark Unterhaching is located in the Munich suburb of Unterhaching. The stadium has a capacity of 15,053 โ€“ 6,874 seated and 8,179 standing. It is owned by the municipality of Unterhaching and home of soccer club SpVgg Unterhaching.

Players[edit | edit source]

Top Players[edit | edit source]

Quarterback Year G COMP ATT CMP% YDS TD INT SCK
Chad Jeffries 2023 12 285 408 69.9 3535 30 5 22
Receiver Year G RRC TGT YDS CTCH % YPG YPC LNG TD TD/G
Markell Castle 2023 12 97 142 1580 68.3 131.7 16.3 94 17 1.4
Marvin Rutsch 2023 12 76 97 708 78.4 59.0 9.3 32 3 0.2
Running Year G ATT YDS AVG YPG LNG TD TD/G FMB FML
Tomiwa Oyewo 2023 12 170 1102 6.5 91.8 78 14 1.2 5 2

2024 Roster[edit | edit source]

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics
Roster updated May 18, 2024
4 A-import, 6 E-import, 54 homegrown
64 active, 0 practice squad



2023 Roster[edit | edit source]

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • 35 Tyler Vaimaona DE
  •  1 Sixten Dragan WR
  • 65 Jan Eberl OT
  •  9 Kevin Titz LB
  • 24 Jonas Gรผrntke SS
  • 18 Jannik Nowak WR
  • 37 Gabriel Kalus CB
  • 98 Etuale Lui ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Practice squad

  •  8 Noah Bomba WR
  • 51 Leon Nieper ILB
  • 93 Robin Rogoss DT
  • 37 Jan-Nicals Rung OLB
  • 56 Vladislav Zarkov DE


Rookies in italics
Roster updated 18 August 2023
4 A-import, 6 E-import, 41 homegrown
51 active, 5 practice squad



Staff[edit | edit source]

Head Coaches[edit | edit source]

Name Tenure Record Titles
W L
John Shoop 2023 7 5 โ€“
Kendral Ellison 2024-

2024 Staff[edit | edit source]

Front office

  • Owner โ€“ Mรผnchen American Football Holding GmbH
  • General Manager โ€“ Sebastian Stolz
  • President โ€“
  • Marketing Ambassador โ€“ Joe Thomas
  • Offensive Analyst โ€“ Chandler Bell
  • Defensive Analyst โ€“ Leon Steiner

Head coach

  • Head coach โ€“ Kendral Ellison

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive coordinator โ€“ Kyle Callahan

Offensive Assistant โ€“ Simon Bramberger

  • Quarterbacks โ€“ Teejay Gordon
  • Running backs โ€“ Tristan Mรผller
  • Assistant running backs โ€“
  • Wide receivers โ€“ Tarik Ibrahim
  • Tight ends/fullbacks โ€“ Max Feruga
  • Offensive line โ€“ Joe Thomas
 

Defensive coaches

  • Defensive coordinator โ€“ Kendral Ellison
  • Linebacker โ€“ Ryan Newell
  • Defensive line โ€“ Malik Ademote
  • Defensive backs โ€“ Kenneth Flanders
  • Asst. Defensive backs โ€“ Dieter Morgenstern

Special teams coaches

  • Special teams coordinator โ€“
  • Kicking Coach โ€“ Beatrix Strade

Assistant coaches

  • Assistant DC - Kenneth Flanders

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and conditioning - Ryan Newell


updated March 22, 2024


Total record[edit | edit source]

Games Win Loss Win % P+ P- PDiff
Munich Ravens 12 7 5 0.583 425 338 +87

Record per oppenent[edit | edit source]

Games Win Loss Win % P+ P- PDiff
Barcelona Dragons 2 2 0 1.000 94 15 +79
Helvetic Guards 2 2 0 1.000 74 16 +58
Milano Seamen 2 2 0 1.000 106 66 +40
Stuttgart Surge 2 1 1 0.500 41 58 -17
Raiders Tirol 2 0 2 0.000 62 84 -22
Rhein Fire 2 0 2 0.000 48 99 -51

Source: https://elfdata.eu/

References[edit | edit source]