From NFL to Poland: Matt Cole joins Panthers Wrocław!

2 months ago | 08.12.2023, 10:00
From NFL to Poland: Matt Cole joins Panthers Wrocław!

From the fields of the world's best league to the Olympic Stadium, Matt Cole – a wide receiver with NFL experience – joins Panthers Wrocław! The American is set to be a key addition to Wrocław's roster in their quest for success in the European League of Football.

NFL Player in Panthers Wrocław

During his career, Matt Cole toured various NFL teams, signing contracts with the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, New York Giants, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, and Washington Commanders. He played in the regular season for the San Francisco 49ers in the top league worldwide. His most recent stop was with the Canadian team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

I joined the Panthers because of the opportunity that presented itself. I talked to God, my family and close friends about it. They all support my decision and my gut feeling influenced me to commit. I’ll be teaming up with my consigliere from college which is going to be epic. I was a Carolina Panther now I’m a Wrocław Panther. The club has like-minded individuals. The members have been informative, resourceful and – most important – welcoming. I’ve been in touch with some coaches and staff in the meantime and everyone is excited to have me join the family. The city of Wrocław is known for its unique environment. The city is captivated. The facility is unique, everything is at the stadium which is very convenient. I look forward to being a part of something special this upcoming season. Get your popcorn ready and bring the energy. I’ll see you at work! – says Matt Cole himself.

The Panthers are strengthening their roster

Cole becomes the third American in Panthers Wrocław's squad for the 2024 season, joining A.J. Wentland (LB) and Devan Burrell (DB). Additionally, the team has added a Brazilian - Otávio Amorim (OL), a Briton - Keanu Ebanks (OL), a Spaniard - Adria Botella Moreno (TE), and a Serb - Dušan Novaković (DL).

According to the European League of Football rules, each team can acquire a maximum of four players from the United States and six from other countries worldwide. The ELF 2024 season is set to kick off at the end of May next year.