Oakland Stompers

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Oakland Stompers
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Full name Oakland Stompers
Nickname(s) Stompers
Founded 1978
Dissolved 1978; 39 years ago (1978)
Stadium Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
Ground Capacity 50,000
Chairman Milan Mandaric
League NASL

The Oakland Stompers were a soccer team in the North American Soccer League (NASL) which played the 1978 season in the NASL. The Stompers played in the Western Division of the American Conference and finished the year with a 12-18 record. This placed them in third place out of the four teams in their conference, and out of playoff contention.

Team history[edit]

At the end of the 1977 NASL season, the Connecticut Bicentennials relocated to Oakland where the team renamed itself as the Stompers. While in Oakland, the team's home field was Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum. At the end of the 1978 season, the team was sold and moved to Edmonton, Alberta where the team was renamed the Edmonton Drillers.


Year League W L T Pts Regular Season Playoffs Avg. Attend.
1978 NASL 12 18 103 3rd, American Conference, Western Division Did Not Qualify 11,929


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

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Shep Messing
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia MF Joe Raduka
3 England DF Alec Lindsay
4 Germany DF Volker Fass
4 England DF John Rowlands
5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia MF Blagoje Paunović
6 Germany MF Peter Enders
6 Canada DF Bruce Twamley
7 South Africa FW Geoff Wegerle
8 Nigeria MF Andy Atuegbu
9 Israel FW Ehud Ben-Tovim
9 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia MF Miro Djordjevic
9 United States FW Mike Flater
10 Germany MF Karl-Heinz Mrosko
No. Position Player
11 United States FW Mark Liveric
12 England FW Andy McCulloch
13 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FW Bogdan Turudija
14 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia MF Alex Lesh
15 United States DF Lee Atack
16 United States FW Tony Graham
17 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia MF Mike Dokich
17 Poland DF Franciszek Smuda
18 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FW Božidar Ban
19 United States GK Gene DuChateau
20 United States FW Archie Roboostoff
21 Israel MF Shmuel Rosenthal
22 United States FW Johnny Moore



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