Graphics: Igor Lazarevic
The The Paris football team announced the first two signings of its nascent year in the European Football League with the addition of French members of the national team, defensive tackle Mamadou Sy and offensive tackle Mamoudou Doumbouya.
Sy and Doumbouya are French giants who impose forces on their respective side of the ball. The two are longtime friends and made history by simultaneously becoming the first players in the ELF franchisee in the City of Lights.
The 6’3″, 287-pound Sy has spent the past two seasons with the Frankfurt Galaxy in the ELF. In 2021, he won the league’s inaugural championship game with the Galaxy, after a regular season in which he played three games and recorded three tackles. Last season he played an expanded role, playing in all 12 games, recording 18 tackles and adding a sack. His big body fills gaps on the line, allowing his teammates to come up behind him and make saves.
On the offensive line, the 6’4″ Doumbouya weighs 300 pounds and can serve as an anchor for any team in the trenches. He has already played with Berlin Rebels of the German Football League and spent time in Spanish (Black Demons of Las Rozas) and French (La Courneuve Flash) leagues too. He is expected to serve as an offensive tackle that may be responsible for the quarterback’s blindside yet to be determined.
The Paris team added these players ahead of their first combine, which will take place at La Defense Arena in Nanterre on November 20.