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Tampa Bay Rowdies
Tampa Bay Rowdies playing an away match in St. Louis
Full name Tampa Bay Rowdies
Nickname(s) Rowdies
Founded 2008
Stadium Al Lang Stadium
St. Petersburg, Florida
Ground Capacity 7,227
Owners United States Hinds Howard
United States David Laxer
United States Andrew Nestor
Head Coach England Ricky Hill
League North American Soccer League
2011 (NASL) Regular Season: 3rd,
Playoffs: Quarter-finals

Tampa Bay Rowdies is the name of two soccer clubs from the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. The first club was founded in 1975 and played till 1993 in the NASL (North American Soccer League ). After the folding of the NASL in 1984 they played in minor leagues till their own folding in 1993.

The new club was formed in 2008 under the same name. The club plays in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the second division in American league system. There was a trademark dispute, so the club played his first two seasons under the name F.C. Tampa Bay. In December 2011 the dispute was solved and the club plays now under the name Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Players and staff

Current team

as of October 19, 2011

No. Position Player
2 United States DF Daniel Scott
3 Canada DF Andres Arango
5 Guyana DF J. P. Rodrigues
6 United States FW Matt Clare
7 United States DF Frank Sanfilippo
8 Trinidad and Tobago FW Kerry Baptiste
9 United States FW Warren Ukah
10 Japan MF Tsuyoshi Yoshitake
11 England MF Shane Hill
No. Position Player
15 United States FW Mike Ambersley
17 Canada MF Mozzi Gyorio
20 United States GK Jeff Attinella
21 New Zealand MF Jeremy Christie
22 United States MF Keith Savage
23 United States MF David Hayes
25 Mexico MF Ricardo Sánchez
32 Japan MF Takuya Yamada
Northern Ireland MF Jonny Steele (on loan to Carolina)


  • United States Perry Van der Beck - Executive Vice President, Technical Director, and Director of Player Development
  • England Ricky Hill - Head Coach
  • United States Lee Cohen - Director of Operations
  • United States David Hayes - Assistant Coach
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Slobodan Janjuš - Goalkeeper Coach
  • United States James Faylo - Head Athletic Trainer
  • United States Harris McIlwain - Team Physician
  • United States Seth Gasser - Team Physician

Head coaches

  • Scotland Paul Dalglish (2009–2010)
  • United States Perry Van der Beck (last 2 matches of 2010)
  • England Ricky Hill (2011–present)

League position (Old Tampa Bay Rowdies)

Season League Position
1975 NASL Champions
1976 NASL Semifinal
1977 NASL Playoff First round
1978 NASL Final
1979 NASL Final
1980 NASL Quarterfinal
1981 NASL Quarterfinal
1982 NASL 3rd / South
1983 NASL 3rd / South
1984 NASL 4th / East

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