Oakland Clippers

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Oakland Clippers
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Full name Oakland Clippers
Founded 1966
Dissolved June 4, 1969[1]
Stadium Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum,
Oakland, California
Ground Capacity 47,416
Chairman Joseph O'Neill & H.T. Hilliard
League NPSL (1967)
NASL (1968)

The Oakland Clippers were a soccer team based out of Oakland, California that played in the non-FIFA sanctioned National Professional Soccer League (NPSL). Their home field was Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum.

The Clippers brought the first-ever national professional championship in any sport to the City of Oakland. Following the 1967 season, it joined the newly formed North American Soccer League (NASL), the result of the merger between the NPSL and the United Soccer Association (USA). From September 1968 to June 1969 the Oakland Clippers, now playing as the California Clippers, played an independent schedule against top foreign club teams while waiting for the North American Soccer League to become reconstituted.


Year League W L T Pts Reg. Season Playoffs
1967 NPSL 19 8 5 185 1st, Western Division Won Championship
1968 NASL 18 8 6 185 2nd, Pacific Division Did not qualify


  1. ^ "Oakland Clippers Friendlies". NASLJerseys.com.