Football club infobox
clubname = Wilmington Hammerheads
fullname = Wilmington Hammerheads
nickname = Hammers
founded = 1996
capacity = 6,000
chairman = flagicon|USA
manager = flagicon|ENG David Irving
USL Second Division
season = 2008
position = 7th, did not qualify for playoffs
Wilmington Hammerheads is an American professional
soccerteam, founded in 1996. The team is a member of the USL Second Division, the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.
They currently play at
Legion Stadiumin Wilmington, North Carolina. The team is currently coached by David Irving. The team's colors are sky blue and white.
The team's fan club are called the "Port City Firm", with an estimated 30 members, most of whom come from different areas of England.
Updated: "September 8, 2008"
* USL Pro Select League Champions 2003
* USL D-3 Pro League Southern Division Champions 2002
* USL D-3 Pro League Southern Division Champions 2001
The Hammerheads have one championship under their belt from 2003 and were a finalist in 2002, losing to the
Long Island Rough Riders2-1. Wilmington has found great success in the US Open Cupin recent years regularly drawing MLS teams in the late rounds. Their most famous result occurred in 2003 when they drew the Dallas Burn, an MLS team, in the middle of a particularly bad year. They shocked the soccer world by defeating the Burn 4-1 at Legion Sports Complex before bowing out to DC United1-0 in the quarterfinal round.
The Hammerheads regularly draw well over 2,000 fans per game, and have drawn nearly 5,000 for playoff games.
Notable former players
* David Irving 2006-date
Legion Stadium, Wilmington, North Carolina2003-date
* [http://www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com/ Wilmington Hammerheads]
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