Welcome to the home page for Football Club 77, a men's soccer club devoted to the enjoyment of soccer. FC77 was formed in 1977 in Portland Oregon. Over 34 years later this miscellaneous collection of soccer buffs has grown into six teams.
Our purpose: Playing and supporting the sport of soccer and good fellowship. Our six teams span Open through Over 50 age divisions and a wide range of play from the serious, to the ridiculous. On these pages you'll find separate team pages, schedules, game reviews, other soccer links, information if you're interested in trying out for a team and our newsletter. Explore and if you enjoy soccer, you're among friends.
2013 Spring Season, Week 8 Games
Old Nicks passed on playing their match Sunday 5/12/13. There was a Timbers home match at 2pm for which other league teams got reschedules.
Fall Registration (!)
The season will start at the first of September and will consist of 10 matches. Most games will be on Sunday, with some Saturdays possibly scheduled.
Registration deadline is July 22nd at 11:59pm.
New Name, Same Tourney
That's the Rose Festival Soccer Classic tournament, formally known as the Oregon Classic. 2013 will bring this tournament into the Rose Festival Fleet of Activities.
The tournament will run May 25th-27th, 2013 which is Memorial Day Weekend. Registration was open to a couple new divisions, the U-18’s and Over 60’s. View all the information on this tournament from hotels, rules and other information by clicking here.
"Ernie the Canadian" - 1978.
April 28, 2013. As you look at our FC77 title web page, you'll notice in the top row of the image a graying gentleman. In those late 1970's seasons, he was the elder statesman of the SJO Irregulars. We were an open team aged 25-33; Ernie Martin was an amazingly old 42-43.
But, Ernie more than held his own on the pitch because he could do what most of us couldn't - pass and shoot accurately. Well, after a couple of years of the mental abuse of playing on a team of the truly mediocre, Ernie bid us adieu.
But Ernie was never forgotten by those of us there at the beginning of what came to be FC77. Ernie's back story for us was that he was Canadian; had been in the (Canadian) Navy and owned his own business in the Portland area. We lost track of Ernie, but he many times was the subject of , "I wonder what Ernie's up to?"
A day ago, David Porter happened to be reading the Oregonian Obits and came across this death notice. Ernie, we'll always remember you fondly; you were there at the start
The Maestro Gets Recognition
Jeff rightly gives Lajos Balogh the credit we all think he's due. The man plays Over 50 on a regular basis and he's 81!
The picture on the left shows him as a youthful 73 year old, back in 2005. He had only been playing regularly since age 65!
[The kid behind him is Al Gerritsen.]
Old Nicks Team Pix
February 24, 2013. As the Old Nicks fought to a satisfactory 2-2 tie with the Royals, Club photographer du jour Mike Calder captured the more senior senior team in glorious jpeg imagery.
While the Old Nicks team members were given access to the extensive Dropbox portfolio, we are able to share the group pictures with you.
And, yes, team manager Porter does seem to be taking slight umbrage at the picture taking process.
Rules In Effect For Alcohol Consumption At Our Club Field [ as of 6/08/10]
1) Alcohol may only be consumed within an area designated by being a physically roped off and signed area.
[ FC77 must insist that all club players and their friends/families abide by and enforce these rules.]
"We’re the one percenters, man — the ones who don’t fit and don’t care. So don’t talk to me about your field fees and your red cards — I mean you get your woman and your bike and your screw-ins and I mean you're on your way.
|We’ve punched our way out of a hundred rumbles, stayed alive with our boots and our fists. We’re royalty among soccer clubs, baby."|