California Surf

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California Surf
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Full name California Surf
Nickname(s) The Surf
Founded 1978
Dissolved 1981
Stadium Anaheim Stadium 43,000
Indoor:
Anaheim Convention Center 5,400 (1979–80)
Long Beach Arena (1980–81)
League North American Soccer League

The California Surf were a soccer club based in Anaheim, California who played in the North American Soccer League from 1978 to 1981. Their home field was Anaheim Stadium. They played two seasons of indoor soccer, one each at the Anaheim Convention Center[1] and the Long Beach Arena.[2]

They originally were the St. Louis Stars. The Surf had a strong British influence under the direction of coach John Sewell including future Arsenal manager, George Graham.

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Famous players[edit]

William Ross Austin (1978-80)

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League W L Pts Regular Season Playoffs Avg. Attend.
1978 NASL 13 17 115 2nd, American Conference, Western Division Lost 1st Round (San Diego) 11,171
1979 NASL 15 15 140 1st(t), American Conference, Western Division Lost 1st Round (San Diego) 10,330
1979–80 NASL Indoor 4 8 4th, Western Division Did not qualify 3,181
1980 NASL 15 17 144 2nd, American Conference, Western Division Lost 1st Round (Ft. Lauderdale) 7,593
1980–81 NASL Indoor 10 8 1st, Southern Division Lost 1st Round (Vancouver) 4,249
1981 NASL 11 21 117 3rd, Western Division Did not qualify 8,299

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