The Strikers are South Florida’s professional soccer team. The history of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers begins long before some of the greatest names in international soccer graced the pitch at Lockhart Stadium. The team even reaches back to a time before the North American Soccer League.
The Strikers featured no shortage of amazing talent with players like George Best, Gordon Banks, Gerd Müller, Bernd Hölzenbein, Ray Hudson, Nene Cubillas and Jan van Beveren, in the red and yellow bumble bee kit. But, before we get there we start with humble beginnings.