ELF: Paris announces name change to the Paris Musketeers

The Paris football team of the European League of Football (ELF) has formally announced today a name change from the Saints to the Musketeers after the world-renowned novel, The Three Musketeers (French: Les Trois Mousquetaires) by French author Alexandre Dumas.

In a press release the team said the following:

“Since the founding moment of the franchise our objective has been to name our team the Paris Musketeers. This name was unavailable to us until very recently. We have now obtained the rights to the name ‘Musketeers’ and will henceforth be known exclusively as the Paris Musketeers.”

At the back end of the ELF season last year, it was announced there would be a Parisian team competing in the league in 2023. One month ago, Paris announced they would go by the Saints for the duration of the 2023 season. It now seems that the delay in naming was due to the Musketeers being unavailable as another organization in the France went by the same name – Mousquetaires Foot US – of Châtenay-Malabry.

In the press release today, the Paris Musketeers also stated that all colors, branding and logos will remain as previously announced.

The Paris Musketeers will play their first ELF game away against the Cologne Centurions on Saturday June 3, 2023.

Daniel Mackenzie is a Press Association graduate who works in journalism and communications in the third sector. Daniel began playing football for the London Warriors and Team Great Britain and has since played across Europe.