FC Drakkar

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FC Drakkar (222671)
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Managed by Solana_Steve

LocationCalifornia USA
ArenaValhalla Arena
Fan ClubThe Berserkers

FC Drakkar is a Hattrick soccer team from the USA founded in season 25. Drakkar played in USA's VI.176, V.206, IV.49, III.8, II.1, II.3, III.13 and II.4 over 20 seasons. Originally named the Waves, the franchise was renamed FC Drakkar, in season 26, after the Viking longboats that terrorized Europe and beyond.

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In season 27, Auðun was adopted as the official Drakkar mascot.

Achievements[edit]

  • Division VI.PNG: Winner of series VI.176, season 22.
  • Division V.PNG: Winner of series V.206, season 31.
  • Division IV.PNG: Winner of series IV.49, season 32.
  • Division IV.PNG: Winner of series IV.49, season 33.
  • Division III.PNG: Winner of series III.8, season 37.
  • Division III.PNG: Winner of series III.8, season 39.
  • Division III.PNG: Winner of series III.13, season 42.
  • Division III.PNG: Winner of series III.13, season 43.

History[edit]

  • Season 46:

In Season 46, FC Drakkar did quite well in series II.4 and managed to finished third with an 8-3-3 record. They saw their off-season ranking rise to an all-time high of 17th in the nation. In the cup, FC Drakkar managed ten wins before losing in the 11th round to Clara St. Nutcrackers.

  • Season 45:

In Season 45, FC Drakkar survived in series II.4. They struggled to a 5-1-8 and then squeaked by Less Than Zero in the qualifier by a score of 4-3. They saw their off-season ranking drop from 18th to 27th in the nation. In the cup, FC Drakkar managed eight wins before losing in the 9th round to Orienteers SC. On the flag collecting front, Drakkar completed its tour of the United States by visiting every State of the Union plus the District of Columbia.

  • Season 44:

In Season 44, FC Drakkar returned to series II. The managed a strong early run and only faded from the title race late in the season. Their final record of 8-1-5 was good enough for a third place and was the highest finish ever for Drakkar. Their off-season ranking was the highest ever at 18th overall in the United Sates. In the cup, FC Drakkar managed six wins before losing in the 7th round to Joe’s Show.

  • Season 43:

Season 43 was FC Drakkar second season in series III.13 after losing a qualifier to promote back to II. The team put together an 8-2-4 record which was good enough to take the series title. This time, FC Drakkar was able to overcome their qualifier opponent, beating Amigos Hammer FC 4-1. The win meant the club promoted to series II.4. The cup performance was disappointing, as Drakkar lost to series V team Donny United.

  • Season 42:

Season 42 was FC Drakkar first season in series III.13. The team managed put together a 10-1-3 record which was good enough to lock up the series title. However, Drakkar could not defeat the Flying Pretzels in a qualifier match, so will return to III.13 in the following season. The cup was fairly mediocre, FCD managed to five wins before losing to division V, Port Wayne Wildcats. In the flag collecting world, Valhalla Arena hosted teams from Tunisia, Faroe Island, Macedonia and Morocco.

  • Season 41:

FC Drakkar second season in series II.3 was futile. The club managed to win its final three league games to climb into 6th place and earn a qualifier match. However, in that qualifier, they lost to FC Energie Cruces in overtime, 2 – 3, despite dominating play for most of the game. The cup was another disappointment. Drakkar managed only three wins before being crushed 5-1 by Mille Miglia. James Lyons was named the team MVP and led all scorers with 15 total goals. Perhaps the highlight of the season was the flag collecting which saw clubs from Kenya, Bangladesh, Syria, Kyrgyzstan, Cape Verde, Senegal and the Maldives visit Valhalla Arena.

  • Season 40:

This was the second time that FC Drakkar entered Series II, the first time ending in demotion. Drakkar was determined to say up this time. The club managed to go into the final match of the season in third place and was leading Max's Marauders by two at half-time at home, but the Marauders scored three in the final 45 minutes and dropped to 5th place. However, Drakkar put forth one of its best efforts ever and beat their qualifier opponent, Banagher Knights, 4-0. The cup was another story, Drakkar cruised to four straight wins before fall flat against the Huckleberries and losing 2-1. Ismael Vallée lead the team in scoring with 16 overall goals and was named team MVP.

  • Season 39:

There were a lot of questions going into the return season in Series III. FC Drakkar had sold a lot of players and adjusted training techniques and it wasn’t clear if Drakkar would be up to the task after losing the first match at home in Series III.8. However, the club managed to go 10-1 after starting the season 1-2 to finish with 11 wins and just above the auto-promotion line. The cup season was a disappointment though, FC Drakkar made an early exit in round 5 with a 4-3 road loss to Purple Sox. Striker Salvador Leal Sorriente was tied for the series scoring title with 13 league goals. James Lyons was the club high scorer with 17 total goals. And Roger Reid was named team MVP after scoring 10 total goals from the midfield position.

Beyond promotion back to Series II, FC Drakkar had a number of big achievements for season #39. The club finally completed their away flag collection, becoming only the second American team to do so. Also, the youth academy began to pay dividends as two products set huge sales records. Midfield Wesley Thornton sold for $1.1M. A few weeks later, winger Luther Tobias sold for a record $2.36M. Watch for him on upcoming U-20 teams perhaps.

  • Season 38:

The first season in Series II was a disappointment for FC Drakkar. Although they were riding high in 3rd place with four games to go, they failed to win any of their final matches and finished in 7th place just two points shy of (K+U)SA and Billy Yoga Supreme and a possible lifeline. Striker Salvador Leal Sorriente was again named team MVP and also top scorer in the series with 14 league goals. Despite focusing on league survival, Drakkar managed a respectable cup showing, going 9 rounds deep before losing to the Mountain Kings in a 5-3 heartbreaker. FC Drakkar was able to collect their last two remaining rare flags this season, by visiting Uganda and the Maldives and also managed to host U.A.E, Lebanon and Tanzania.

  • Season 37:

In their fourth season in Series III, FC Drakkar finally overcame all obstacles and put together a league topping 12-1-1 record. New striker Salvador Leal Sorriente logged 21 goals and was name the club MVP and Series III.8 top scorer. Despite focusing on league play, Drakkar managed to go 8 rounds deep in the USA Cup before losing to former III.8 rival, Kack Attack. Flag collecting was difficult this season, as there are few remaining flags to collect and a lot of competition for them. Still Drakkar did manage trips to Cambodia, Peru, Tanzania and Spain and hosted teams from Guatemala, Kazakhstan and U.A.E.

  • Season 36:

In their third season in Series III, FC Drakkar fell short of the title once again, but still put up an impressive 10-1-3 record and a second place finish. Striker Tang Seong Shin logged 21 goals and was name the club MVP. The real highlight of the season was a fantastic cup run that lasted 11 rounds. Ata sold out Valhalla Arena, Drakkar lost in a trilling game to eventual cup champions Rushmore FC. Down 3-0 at half-time, Drakkar scored three goals in the space of two minutes to tie the game before giving up two late goals and losing 5-3. The long cup run, meant flag collecting was quite limited, but Drakkar did manage trips to Columbia, Syria and Slovakia and the Juniors completed their 16-stop tour of Germany.

  • Season 35:

In the second season in Series III, FC Drakkar fell short of the title, but still put up an impressive 11-0-3 record and a second place finish. Winger Malcom Isom, with 9 goals, and keeper Daniel Penn, with 9 clean sheets, were named club co-MVP’s. In the cup, Drakkar put together a nice run until round 7 when they lost 4-2 to Series IV outfit, Old Town Tavern. In additionally, FC Drakkar captured its 100 flag for visiting other countries for international friendlies. Drakkar finished the season with 105 flags.

  • Season 34:

In their first season in Series III, FC Drakkar produced a 9-1-4 season and a third place finish. Striker James Lyons was named the club MVP, scoring a total of 24 goals. Drakkar really excelled in the cup, advancing all the way to round 8 before losing a overtime heartbreaker to Styles City. Additionally, the new youth academy did well on the pitch and began producing talented youngster (including Bruno Cornejo who sold for a club record $425k).

  • Season 33:

In only their second season in Series IV, FC Drakkar managed 12 wins on route to winning the series for the second straight year. The club scored 80 goals including a league leading 19 strikes from club MVP Tang Seong Shin. In the cup, Drakkar put together a run into the sixth round including four shut out victories. They eventually lost to final-16 participant Bonita Bombers. Valhalla arena was expanded to 85,000 seats and sold out on the last home match of season.

  • Season 32:

In the first season under Coach Mccracken, Drakkar managed to win the league in their inaugural season in Series IV. Drakkar posted eleven wins, eight in a row to close out the league schedule and take the series title on goal differential. They scored an impressive 86 league goals, before coming up short in the Series III qualifier 4-3. In the cup, Drakkar managed a club best four wins before a round 5 exit to Captain Jack. Striker, Eldon Keeler was named club MVP and led the series with 16 league goals and the team in with 23 total goals.

  • Season 31:

Drakkar broke through in their fourth season in Series V, winning all but one match and auto-promoting to Series IV. Drakkar scored a whopping 91 goals and posted a +76 goal differential. Drakkar lost an injured-plagued heart-breaking in the third round of the cup, a road match they probably shouldn't have won anyway. Striker, Agapito Fuente was named team MVP and led the series with 20 league goals and the team in with 25 total goals. Head coach Aceng Jainal moved one to green pastures, after leading to Drakkar to 2 series champions, 2 promotions and 50 total league victories over 5 1/2 seasons at the helm.

  • Season 30:

Drakkar plateaud in their third season in Series V, again finishing in second behind the Nomads. Drakkar posted only 8 wins and a draw, but improved their goal differential to +19. Season 30 did however see the best Drakkar cup run ever. Drakkar advanced to the fourth round of the USA Cup with three dominating road victories before losing to the Southern Union FC. Offensive midfielders, Wienus Keeman and Raul Mateus, were named team Co-MVP’s and veteran newcomer Agapito Fuente led the team in scoring with 8 goals.

  • Season 29:

Drakkar improved a lot in its second season in Series V finishing in second place. Drakkar posted 10 wins, a +10 goal differential and challenged for the title up until the last day. Inroads were made in the USA Cup also, as Drakkar advanced to the third round of the cup with two lop-sided victories before succumbing to the SF Celtic. Wienus Keeman, offensive midfielder was named team MVP.

  • Season 28:

It was FC Drakkar’s first season in Series V and they fluctuated between fourth and seventh before finishing fifth and then destroying the San Francisco Gladiators in a qualifier match to remain in Series V.206. In their second appearance in the USA Cup Drakkar again managed a victory in the first round, before existing in round two. The team MVP was defender & set piece specialist John Tucker.

  • Season 27:

FC Drakkar carried a flawless record into the last match of the season, but lost to Franksody to spoil the perfect season. However, they still auto-promoted to Series V and Kevin Ley was the leading scorer in Series VI.176. It was Drakkar's first appearance in the USA Cup and they managed a win and advanced to the second round. The team MVP was striker Kevin Ley.

  • Season 26:

In Drakkar’s first full season of action, they managed mixed results, winning just a few more than they lost. None the less, a fourth place finish suggested that positive things were happening. At the end of the season, coach Makaay was sacked and Aceng Jainal was brought in to better develop the younger players. The team MVP was defender Ed Hensley.

  • Season 25:

New management took over with just three matches left in the season. The Waves managed to win one of those final three matches and finished seventh. After the season, the team was renamed FC Drakkar. The team co-MVP's were Ed Van Booven & Ed Hensley.

Arena[edit]

Drakkar is headquartered and play their matches in San Diego, California at the beautiful Valhalla Arena [maximum capacity 88,500].

Fan Club[edit]

The official fan club of the team is Berserkers.

League Statistics[edit]

  • Season 47 - Ongoing (W-D-L)
  • Season 46 - 3rd place II.4 (8-3-3)
  • Season 45 - 6th place II.4 (5-1-8)
  • Season 44 - 3rd place II.4 (8-1-5)
  • Season 43 - 1st place III.13 (8-2-4) (promoted to USA Series II)
  • Season 42 - 1st place III.13 (10-1-3)
  • Season 41 - 5th place II.3 (5-2-7) (demoted to USA Series III)
  • Season 40 - 5th place II.3 (6-2-6)
  • Season 39 - 1st place III.8 (11-0-3) (promoted to USA Series II)
  • Season 38 - 7th place II.1 (5-1-8) (demoted to USA Series III)
  • Season 37 - 1st place III.8 (12-1-1) (promoted to USA Series II)
  • Season 36 - 2nd place III.8 (10-1-3)
  • Season 35 - 2nd place III.8 (11-0-3)
  • Season 34 - 3rd place III.8 (9-1-4)
  • Season 33 - 1st place IV.49 (12-1-1) (promoted to USA Series III)
  • Season 32 - 1st place IV.49 (11-0-3)
  • Season 31 - 1st place V.206 (13-0-1) (promoted to USA Series IV)
  • Season 30 - 2nd place V.206 (8-1-5)
  • Season 29 - 2nd place V.206 (10-0-4)
  • Season 28 - 5th place V.206 (5-2-7)
  • Season 27 - 1st place VI.176 (13-0-1) (promoted to USA Series IV)
  • Season 26 - 4th place VI.176 (8-0-6)
  • Season 25 - 7th place VI.176 (1-1-12) (record under current management was 1-0-2)

Cups[edit]

  • The club's best Cup performance was in Season 36, when it reached round eleven before losing to eventual cup champions Rushmore FC.

Flag Chasing[edit]

  • In season #39, FC Drakkar completed its collection of away flags becoming only the second American team to do so.

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