Jacksonville Cyclones

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Jacksonville Cyclones
Full name Jacksonville Cyclones
Nickname(s) Cyclones
Founded 1995 (as Tampa Bay Cyclones)
Dissolved 1999
Stadium Mandarin High School Football Field (1997-98)
Wolfson Park (1999)[1]
Manager Dennis Viollet
League A-League

The Jacksonville Cyclones were a professional soccer team based in Jacksonville, Florida. They played in the A-League from 1997 to 1999. The team originated as the Tampa Bay Cyclones, who played in Tampa, Florida from 1995 to 1996 before moving to Jacksonville. The team folded in 1999 shortly after the death of their manager Dennis Viollet, the former Manchester United and England striker.[2]


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1995 3 USISL Pro League 1st, Southeast Semifinals 1st Round
1996 3 USISL Select League 4th, South Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
1997 2 USISL A-League 6th, Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
1998 2 USISL A-League 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
1999 2 USL A-League 4th, Atlantic Did not qualify 3rd Round


  1. ^ Goddard, Lee. "Cyclones may switch to Wolfson Park venue". Florida Times-Union, November 10, 1998. Retrieved on January 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Soccer To Honor Former Coach Dennis Viollet - Jacksonville University Official Athletic Site". Judolphins.com. Retrieved 2011-02-08.