Wiesbaden Phantoms

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Wiesbaden Phantoms
City: Wiesbaden
Founded: 1984
Team colors: Navy blue / yellow
Head coach: Andy McMillan
League (2019): GFL2 south
Greatest successes
Promotion to GFL 2010
Hessen Champion Youth 2004-2007
Promotion of GFL Juniors 2007

Camp Lindsey / European Quarter

Address: Willy-Brandt-Allee 17

65197 Wiesbaden

Play surface: race
Internet: wiesbaden-phantoms.de
Data status
4th April 2019

The Wiesbaden Phantoms are an American football team from Wiesbaden . The sponsoring association is the AFC Wiesbaden Phantoms eV


The Wiesbaden Phantoms were founded in 1984 as a division of the 1st Football Club North Wiesbaden .

In 1985 the team took part in regular game operations for the first time and started in the then regional league. 1986 succeeded in promotion to the 2nd division. In the same year the Phantoms founded their own club, the “American Football Club Wiesbaden eV”.

Due to far-reaching changes to the league structure and sporting failures, the Phantoms finally found themselves in the top division. For the year 1997 no team could be registered, so that in 1998 a new structure in the national league took place.

Started in the regional league in 1998, he was promoted directly to the major league and a year later was promoted to the regional league.

In 2003 the Phantoms rose to the second Bundesliga . After a fourth place in 2004 and the runner-up title in 2005, they just missed the championship in the 2006 season against the tied Weinheim Longhorns . In the 2007 season they had to bow to the strong Franken Knights and the later promoted Munich Cowboys and ended up in fourth place in the table after a surprising defeat on the last match day in Königsbrunn. In the 2008 season , the Phantoms played for a long time for the championship, but then had to settle for third place behind the Franken Knights and the champion and later GFL promoter Plattling Black Hawks . As in the previous year as a co-favorite in the 2009 season , the decisive games against the only serious competitor, the Franken Knights, were just lost (9:10 and 10:14), and at the end of the season only second place in the table remained. In 2010, by increasing the GFL, he was able to move into the relegation against the Weinheim Longhorns and was promoted to the GFL Süd. In the 2011 season the Phantoms reached the 5th place and in the 2012 season the 6th place of the GFL. In 2013 they finished the table with 8th place and therefore had to compete in the relegation against the Allgäu Comets . The first leg was lost at 21:37, so the 44:34 win in the second leg could no longer prevent relegation to GFL 2 .

After relegation, the team consolidated in 2014 with 8: 5 wins and a draw in second place in the GFL2, which was very balanced at the time, before slipping to fifth in 2015 with a balanced 7: 7 balance. Due to the financial strength of the Frankfurt competition (14: 0 victories), an advancement was just as unthinkable in 2015 as in 2016, when the financially also well-cushioned Ingolstadt also played a perfect season and the Phantoms with an impressive 10: 4 season behind the Kirchdorf Wildcats (10-3-1) "only" landed in third place.

In 2017 the "plague season" followed, which ended in sixth place and which resulted in the departure of almost the entire coaching staff and numerous players. With a very small squad supported by the strong U19s in the last games of the season under the new head coach Andy McMillan, a surprising 7-7 season was achieved in 2018, which ended in fifth.


In addition to the first men's team, the Wiesbaden Phantoms, there are various youth teams.

After four Hessen championships in a row, the Phantoms youth tackle team has been back in the GFL Juniors junior league since 2008 . In the years 2008 to 2011, and again in 2014, the quarter-finals of the German junior championship could be reached. In 2016 you were allowed to play on your own pitch in the quarter-finals after 2011, opponents were the Düsseldorf Panthers. In 2017 they reached the semi-finals of the Junior Bowl, the German youth championship, for the first time. Here one was defeated by the later German master Paderborn Dolphins. This success was repeated in 2018. After the third GFL-J group championship in a row - by now unbeaten in regular games for three seasons with only one draw - the Dresden Monarchs were defeated in the quarter-finals before the team failed in the semifinals to Düsseldorf Panther.

With a U13 youth since 2013, the U15 youth and U17 youth, as well as the U16 flag football youth created from the Bonsai Phantoms , the club has four further teams in the youth flag football game operations. In the men's flag, the Phantoms are represented by the Phantoms Allstars .


The sports field in the European quarter "Camp Lindsey" and, from 2011 to 2013, the Helmut-Schön-Sportpark serve as home arena . In the 2018 season, for the first time in five years, two GFL-J play-off games of the U19s were played in the Helmut-Schön-Sportpark.


Cheerleading is represented in the club by three teams, so-called squads . The Senior Vice represent the Phantastics , the junior section the Phantasies , since 2014 there is the Pee-Wee team Phairies .

In 2006 the Phantoms took part in the German championship for the first time, in 2017 and 2018 they achieved fifth place at the federal level after the four and three-time Hessen championship!

More Achievements

1986, 2003 Promotion 2nd Bundesliga
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 A-youth Hesse champion
1998 Champion youth development league Hessen
2001, 2008, 2009 Quarter-finals German Youth Championship
2007 Promotion of the youth league
2008, 2009, 2011 B-youth Hesse champion
2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 Flag-Jugend-Hessenmeister
2004 8th place in the German Flag Youth Championship
2005 4th place German Flag Youth Championship
2007 5th place in the German Flag Youth Championship
2008 3rd place in the German Flag Youth Championship
2009 4th place German Flag Youth Championship
2008 4th place U15 European Championship
2008, 2009 Hessian indoor champion youth flag
2008 German indoor champion youth flag
2005, 2006, 2008 Bambini Hesse champion
2004, 2005, 2007 Hessenmeister senior cheerleading
2006 10th place German Cheerleading Championship
2004, 2007 Hessen Champion Junior Cheerleading
2010 Promotion 1st Bundesliga
2011 U19 championship youth league center
2014 U15 flag football Hessen champions
2015 Hessenmeister Pee-Wee-Cheerleading
2015 C-Youth Hesse Champion (U15)
2016 U13 Hesse champion

U16 Hesse champions (perfect season)

U19 championship youth league center

U21 Hesse champion

2017 U19 championship youth league center

U19 semi-finalist for the German championship

U13 Hesse champion

5th place German Cheerleading Championship

4x Hessenmeister cheerleading

2018 U19 championship youth league center

U19 semi-finalist for the German championship

U17 Hesse champion

U16 Hesse champion

5th place German Cheerleading Championship

3x Hessenmeister cheerleading

Web links

Wiesbaden Phantoms

Individual evidence

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