Kruse, Axel

Berlin Thunder Burger King 2000

Card: Berlin Thunder Burger King 2000
Acquired: 2021, Future Considerations


  • East German born soccer player who played throughout Germany with FC Hansa Rostock, Hertha BSC, Eintracht Frankfurt, VfB Stuttgart and FC Basel between 1985 and 1998.

  • He opted to give American Football a try, kicking for the Berlin Thunder of the NFLE from 1999-2003.

  • Thanks to some unique NFLE rules, Axel Kruse scored PATs, because the rules required that anything shorter than 30 yards should be taken by the national player, rather than an NFL allocate. 

  • Axel’s best season came in 2003 when he finished 28 of 29 on extra points, and 6 of 7 on field goals for a career high 46 points.


Axel has also spent time working as a pundit for German TV Sport 1.

This card has very little to identify itself by as there is no copywrite information contained on it or a brand, therefore it’s assumed that this was created in house possibly by the Thunder to promote the team. The backs of the cards have no numbers on them either other than the dates of the upcoming games and the players baseline information, so in this case this card is identified by its promoter brand, Burger King.