about chris dangerfield's soccer experience

Chris Dangerfield has played in the dual roles of player and coach of the San Jose Oaks soccer team, responsible for identifying new players and leading the team to multiple achievements in both local and national competition. The San Jose Oaks were the 1992 National Champions at the Men's Open and Over 30 levels of competition, and have achieved:

  • Three consecutive Peninsula League Championships
  • Two consecutive California State Championships
  • Three consecutive Camel Cup Championships

For these accomplishments, Chris has been selected as Northern California's Coach of the Year (1992) by two local soccer publications:

  • North American Soccer League (NASL)
  • Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL)

Durability has been his trademark in the league, playing in over 200 games, earning him a spot in the NASL Top Ten. He played a key role in the many successes of his teams, on various levels - international, professional, national, and regional. Specifically:

  • 1985 - 88 Minnesota Strikers (MISL)
  • 1981 - 85 San Jose Earthquakes (NASL/MISL)
  • 1979 - 81 Los Angeles Aztecs (NASL)
  • 1978 - California Surf (NASL)
  • 1977 - Las Vegas Quicksilvers/Team Hawaii (NASL)
  • 1975 - 76 Portland Timbers (NASL)
  • 1972 - 74 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. English 1st Division

Prior to coming to the United States, Chris played for both Wolverhampton and Coventry City in the English 1st Division, and England's Under 19 National Team.

In the last three years, Chris has been coaching in the De Anza Force Club in Cupertino. The De Anza Force 87 Blue ranked #2 in Northern California. He has also trained and coached other teams within the De Anza Force Club in tournament play.


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