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Bay Area Ambassadors
Full nameBay Area Ambassadors Football Club
Ground Gladiator Stadium
Hayward, California
Owners Fiji Arif Khan
Nigeria Tony Igwe
Head Coaches Nepal Ajit Rana
United States Roland Tillak
League National Premier Soccer League
20104th, West-Northern Conference
Playoffs: Divisional Semi Finals
Current season

Bay Area Ambassadors was an American soccer team based in Hayward, California, United States. Active from 2009-2012, the team played in National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Northwest Division.

The team played its home games at Gladiator Stadium on the campus of Chabot College, and the team's colors were white, black and red.


In 2013 the team moved to Oakland, California, joined the NorCal Division of U.S. Club Soccer’s National Premier Leagues, and changed their name to Oakland Ambassadors FC. [1]


2011 roster

Source: [1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Peru GK Sergio Valle
2 Germany MF Stefan Clemens
4 Pakistan MF Kamran Khan
6 United States DF Dannylo Ayllon
7 Brazil FW Pedro Osorio (soccer)
12 Nepal FW Aneesh Rana [2]
14 United States MF Jordan Keyes [3]
16 United States DF Mohammed Samy
14 Afghanistan DF Yusef Samy
18 United States DF Jordan Grider [4]
19 United States MF Francis Lopez
20 Liberia FW Sylvester Kaar [5]
22 United States MF Jasko Begovic
No. Position Player
24 Pakistan DF Jadid Khan
00 United States GK Harris Smiler
17 Russia FW Igor Charsov
United States FW Mark Araujo [6]
United States MF Ernesto Benitez
United States Jorge Hernandez (soccer)
Serbia FW Zlatan Kuckovic [7]
United States GK Derek Leslie
Canada MF Imone Mohanta
United States Ricardo Ramirez (soccer)
Serbia GK Zlatan Sahmanovic
United States Avninder Sohal
Japan MF Ryuji Otsubo


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2009 4 NPSL 3rd, Western Divisional Semi Finals Did not enter
2010 4 NPSL 4th, Northwest Divisional Semi Finals 1st Round
2011 4 NPSL 4th, West-Northern Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 NPSL 1st, West-Northern TBD Did not qualify

Head coaches



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