Wilmington Hammerheads

Football club infobox
clubname = Wilmington Hammerheads

fullname = Wilmington Hammerheads
nickname = Hammers
founded = 1996
ground = Legion Stadium
capacity = 6,000
chairman = flagicon|USA Bill Rudisill
manager = flagicon|ENG David Irving
league = USL Second Division
season = 2008
position = 7th, did not qualify for playoffs



Wilmington Hammerheads is an American professional soccer team, 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 Stadium in 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.

2008 Roster

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

Competition History

The Hammerheads have one championship under their belt from 2003 and were a finalist in 2002, losing to the Long Island Rough Riders 2-1. Wilmington has found great success in the US Open Cup in 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 United 1-0 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 Carolina 2003-date

Average Attendance

External links

* [http://www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com/ Wilmington Hammerheads]

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