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The story of NFL Europe documentary on Sky Sports

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Sky Sports brings you a brand new documentary covering the story of NFL Europe.

Set up in 1991, NFL Europe was created as a league dedicated to expanding the reach of American Football across the Atlantic. Hear from the men who lived it, from its inception in 1991 through to its closure in 2007, and what the future holds for the NFL in Europe

Watch the NFL Europe documentary, available On Demand

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The Story of NFL Europe looks at one of the most recognisable NFL players to people in England, William Perry.

With regular season games now in place in the UK for more than a decade, the younger generation of NFL fans may not know that it was nearly 20 years ago that the NFL first came to Europe.

Rather than the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars gracing these shores, it was the London Monarchs, Rhein Fire, Amsterdam Admirals and Scottish Claymores that fans had available to them.

As it turned out, NFL Europe was home to some massive names, in every sense of the word, including Super Bowl XX winner with the Chicago Bears, and future Hall of Famer, the legendary William Perry, aka ‘The Fridge’. Also, Kurt Warner also graced the league before his Super Bowl XXXIV win with the St Louis Rams.

Warner, Tom Coughlin, Brian Baldinger, Doug Marrone and Andrew Luck are among the names you can hear from in the documentary. We sat down with those involved to get the full story on how things got off the ground, what match days were like and the impact it had on the game.

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Former head coach of the New York Giants Tom Coughlin says that various players came from NFL Europe to contribute in the NFL as it gave them an opportunity to compete.

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