Poland’s Warsaw Mets add Spanish DB Daniel Docal

The Warsaw Mets of Poland’s new Polska Futbol Liga, have come an agreement with Spanish defensive back Daniel Docal.

The 5’9″, 185 pound defender brings a host of experience to Poland’s capital as Docal has played in Germany, Spain, and most recently in the United States as a member of the Generals in The Spring League.  The Generals coaching staff included Chicago Bears legend Mike Singletary and CFL coach Jeff Reinebold and Docal was competing against some of the top NFL and CFL free agents in the US.

The Madrid native’s career highlights include a 2017 German Bowl championship as part of a dominating Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns defense. In 2018, Docal was selected as an all-Europe player on the Europe Warriors team that competed against the University of Chihuahua in Mexico.  More recently in 2019, he was a member of a secondary for the Hildesheim in Invaders of the German Football League that only allowed opponents 194 passing yards per game, helping them reach the playoffs for the first time in the club’s history. Docal has been playing for his hometown club the Osos Rivas in Spain’s LNFA Series A since 2013 between seasons in Germany.

Docal explains his decision to join the Warsaw Mets in Poland:

“Head coach Jake Hale contacted me when I came back from the States and I really liked the Warsaw Mets project. The organization is very professional and ambitious, which made me want to become a team member in the upcoming 2021 season. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Poland and the city of Warsaw, so I’m excited to meet all the members of the Mets family and gain new experiences while helping build the championship team.”

Docal joins new head coach Jake Hale and former University of Texas quarterback David Ash as the Warsaw Mets look to bounce back from a disappointing 2020 season.

The Polska Futbol Liga is expected to release its 2021 season schedule this week.

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Alex Malchow
Alex is a former professional American football player who is now studying in London. His goal writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and players and sharing different football stories from across the globe.
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