Chattanooga Football Club’s purpose is to build community through the world’s game.
Our mission is to use soccer as a tool to build strong relationships – across age, race, creed and socio-economic status – for the greater good of our city.
Worldwide, soccer builds community, shapes culture, develops talent and unites diverse peoples. Chattanooga Football Club is helping the same happen right here in Chattanooga, creating true opportunity for all players and great entertainment for all fans. Chattanooga FC does this through its premier Men’s and Women’s teams, through its youth training programs of the Chattanooga FC Camps, and the select teams of Chattanooga FC Academy, the CFL adult leagues, and through the Chattanooga FC Foundation and its charitable programs CSM and Operation Get Active.
HISTORY OF THE CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB
Read a summary history of the Chattanooga Football Club on our History page: with links to very detailed pages about each year…
FACTS, STATS & MILESTONES
Founded January 2009
1 National Championship: USASA Amateur National Champions, winning the Hank Steinbrecher Cup
4 NPSL National Finals
3 NPSL Regional Championships
8 NPSL Conference Titles
11 seasons with winning records
Founded Chattanooga FC Academy in 2012, uniting select soccer clubs in Chattanooga
Founded Chattanooga FC Women in 2013
2015: Chattanooga FC Foundation is created
2015 NPSL Championship: an amateur record attendance of 18,228 in Finley Stadium
2017: The first match with an MLS club, Atlanta United FC
2018: Chattanooga FC Women go undefeated in regular season play and win their first conference championship in the WPSL
2019: CFC becomes the first US soccer club to offer true ownership to fans, with 3,256 buying shares in the club
2019: Jeremy Alumbaugh becomes the first Managing Director of the Chattanooga Football Club
2020: The club moves into the professional league, National Independent Soccer Association (NISA)
The Chattahooligans – our super fans – are known and respected around the country (and the world!) for their enthusiasm, not just for CFC, but for the entire Chattanooga community
The CFC has proactively shared start-up aid and advice to many other independent soccer clubs across the nation
The CFC has hosted professional clubs from Mexico and England and national clubs from USA, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico and Colombia
The CFC has hosted both the U.S. Men’s & Women’s National Soccer Teams in friendly matches
The CFC created a new adult soccer leagues in 2018, the Chattanooga Football League
In 2019 Chattanooga FC become an official certified Benefit Corporation and launched the first ever fan ownership campaign in US soccer history, with 3,295 fans around the world becoming owners in the club
OUR CO-FOUNDERS & BOARD
3200+ investors from Chattanooga, all 50 states, and 31 countries around the globe.