Winnipeg Fury

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Winnipeg Fury
Full name The Winnipeg Fury Soccer Club
Nickname(s) The Fury
Founded 1987
Dissolved 1993
Ground University Stadium (University of Manitoba), Winnipeg Stadium
Ground Capacity University Stadium - 5,000; Winnipeg Stadium - 32,946
League Canadian Soccer League (1987-1992); Canadian National Soccer League (1993)

The Winnipeg Fury were a professional soccer team in Winnipeg. It was founded by Ralph Cantafio, who served as Team President and Chairman of the Board.[1] The team was part of the Canadian Soccer League from 1987 to 1992. The Fury belonged to the former Canadian National Soccer League for 1993. Winnipeg Blue Bombers placekicker Troy Westwood played for the team in the late 1980s.

CSL Fury[edit]

The Fury won the final CSL championship, defeating the Vancouver 86ers in goals aggregrate 3-1 in the two game series in 1992 season.

Post CSL year[edit]

The Fury went on to join the former Canadian National Soccer League, but only for the 1993 season.

Soccer returned to Winnipeg in 2011 with the WSA (World Soccer Academy) joining the USSF Professional Development League (PDL).

Year-by-Year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs
1987 1 CSL 4th, West Did not qualify
1988 1 CSL 2nd, West Semifinals
1989 1 CSL 4th, West Did not qualify
1990 1 CSL 3rd, West Quarterfinals
1991 1 CSL 8th Did not qualify
1992 1 CSL 3rd Champion[2]
1993 2 CNSL unknown[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum". www.halloffame.mb.ca. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Winnipeg Fury" (PDF). Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Litterer, David A. (2008-03-08). "RSSSF : Canada - Canadian National Soccer League". Retrieved 2009-06-01.