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Jacksonville Cyclones

Jacksonville Cyclones
Full name Jacksonville Cyclones
Nickname(s) Cyclones
Founded 1995 (as Tampa Bay Cyclones)
Dissolved 1999
Stadium Mandarin High School Football Field (1997-98)
Wolfson Park (1999)[1]
Manager Dennis Viollet
League USL A-League

The Jacksonville Cyclones are a now-defunct USL A-League soccer team, based in Jacksonville, Florida, that formed in 1995. The team folded in 1999 shortly after the death of their manager Dennis Viollet, the former Manchester United and England striker.[2]

The team was known as the Tampa Bay Cyclones from 1995-96.

Notable former players

This list includes those former players who received international caps while playing for the team, made significant contributions to the team in terms of appearances or goals, or who made significant contributions to the sport either before they played for the team, or after they left.


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1995 3 USISL Pro League 1st, Southeast Semifinals 1st Round
1996 3 USISL Select League 4th, South Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
1997 2 USISL A-League 6th, Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
1998 2 USISL A-League 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
1999 2 USL A-League 4th, Atlantic Did not qualify 3rd Round


  1. ^ Goddard, Lee. "Cyclones may switch to Wolfson Park venue". Florida Times-Union, November 10, 1998. Retrieved on January 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Soccer To Honor Former Coach Dennis Viollet - Jacksonville University Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  3. ^ Soccer America. "1999 All-Star Team Announced". June 14, 1999. Retrieved on January 31, 2015.

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