Denver Kickers

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Denver Kickers
Full name Denver Kickers
Nickname(s) Kickers
Founded 1962
Ground Denver Kickers Sport Complex
Ground Capacity ????
Chairman George Johnson
Manager Victor Stumpp
League National Premier Soccer League
2007 6th, did not make playoffs

Denver Kickers are an American soccer club, founded in 1956. The club fields a number of teams at the adult and youth levels. The Kickers premier team plays in the United States Adult Soccer Association sanctioned Colorado Adult Soccer Association, formerly the Colorado State Soccer Association. The club is a former member of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, and played in the Southwest Conference.

They currently play their home games at the Denver Kickers Sport Complex in Golden, Colorado, 15 miles west of downtown Denver. The team's colors are red, white and blue. When the Kickers won the National Amateur Cup in 1977, 1978, and 1983, their colors were white jerseys, black shorts, and white stockings. The Kickers repeated as National Amateur champions in 1994 and 1995.

The Kickers are part of a larger organization which celebrates the German heritage of the Denver area through sports – mainly soccer and dancing. In addition to the NPSL side, the Kickers organization has over 400 members and sponsors four Men's Adult Soccer teams, one Women's Adult Soccer team, Competitive Youth Soccer teams, and Recreation Youth Soccer teams, as well as Adult and Junior Schuhplattlers (Bavarian Dance Groups). Current management of the Kickers says the club was founded in 1962 and today's team patches carry this date, but there are club banners and patches with the date 1956: According to long-time member and former chairman John Ziel, the Denver Kickers as a soccer team began in 1956, and the Kickers organization was incorporated in 1962.

2007 Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
United States FW Alejandro Alorzo
United States MF Elio Andrade
United States MF Pedro Ayara
United States MF Juan Carlos
United States DF Guillermo Corcha
United States MF Jose Cubin
United States FW Francisco Flores
United States GK Bennett Hartbrink
No. Position Player
United States MF Ben Gentatain
United States MF Alfredo Ochoa
United States FW Emilio Preciado
United States MF Juan Ramos
United States DF Jose Sanchez
United States DF Andrew Scott
Tunisia DF Mehdi Sfaine
United States DF Josh Veryer


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
2006 "4" NPSL 4th, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 "4" NPSL 6th, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify

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