Paris’ European League of Football team announces new logo and name – the Paris Saints!

The Paris Football Team of the European League of Football has ended its five-month search for an official team name with the announcement that the expansion franchise will now be known as the Paris Saints.

The Paris franchise teased names such as the Frogs, Towers, Musketeers, Gladiators, Knights, and of course the Baguettes with this video posted yesterday but ultimately settled on the Saints.

The Paris Saints will use the ‘Fleur-de-lis’ as the primary symbol in their logo. This symbol has been a traditional emblem of French royalty since the fifth century. Displaying a stylized lily or lotus flower, the emblem has represented peace, war, politics, religion, royalty, and so much more. The symbol originated with French monarchs, dating all the way back to the baptismal lily used during the crowning of King Clovis I in 509. 

Of course, football fans know this well as the NFL’s New Orleans Saints proudly wear the symbol representing the French influence in Louisiana.

Earlier this week, Paris teased fans with a series of social media posts revealing their patriotic team colors, red, white, and blue, along with a ‘Where’s Waldo’ image that might have revealed the name Saints to the some viewers:

The Paris Saints may have just found a name; however they have been one of the most active teams in the off-season, signing last year’s offensive player of the year in receiver Kyle Sweet, along with his 2022 quarterback Zach Edwards

With two offensive superstars secured, Head Coach Marc Mattioli and the Paris management have successfully recruited some of the top french talent along with key european pieces at the line of scrimmage. 

The Paris Saints along with the other 16 teams in the European League of Football are set to kick off on Saturday, June 3.

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.