FC London is a Canadian semi-professional soccer club based in London, Ontario. The club was founded in 2008 and plays in League1 Ontario. The team plays home games at German Canadian Club of London Field, which seats 1,000 spectators.
|Stadium||German Canadian Club Field|
|Head Coach||Michael Marcoccia|
The team was founded in 2008 as Forest City London Soccer Club, and were a member of the Premier Development League from 2009 to 2015; they won the 2012 PDL title, their first championship during this time. They re-branded to FC London following their move to League1 Ontario in 2016.
Forest City London joined the Premier Development League in 2009, and played their first ever game on May 29, 2009, against Cleveland Internationals. London won the game 2–1, with the first goal in franchise history being scored by Kevin Zimmermann.
London's debut season was a generally positive one; they remained unbeaten over the course of their first ten games, winning seven games. London's first loss was a 3–1 drop to the Indiana Invaders at the beginning of July, and it initiated a complete reversal of fortune for the team. They did not win another game all season and dropped down the divisional standings.
The team finished third in the Great Lakes Division, seven points behind divisional champions Kalamazoo, and faced off against Chicago Fire Premier in the first round of the playoffs. London lost their playoff match 1–0 to the Illinoisans on a goal by Andre Akpan. Kevin Zimmermann and Alan McGreal were London's top scorers in their debut season, with nine and seven goals respectively, while Anthony Di Biase contributed four assists.
The club moved to League1 Ontario in 2016, they were renamed FC London following the move.
Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.
|—||Midfielder||Mohammed Reza Nafar|
The following players have either moved on to the professional ranks after their time with FC London, or played professionally before joining the club. Players with names in bold have senior international caps.
|Season||Div||League||Regular season||Playoffs||L1 Cup|
|2009||4||Premier Development League||3rd, Great Lakes||Divisional Semifinals||—|
|2010||2nd, Great Lakes||Conference Semifinals|
|2011||3rd, Great Lakes||Conference Quarterfinals|
|2012||2nd, Great Lakes||Champions|
|2013||1st, Great Lakes||Conference Final|
|2014||4th, Great Lakes||Did not qualify|
|2015||3rd, Great Lakes||Divisional Playoff|
|2016||3||League1 Ontario||1st, Western Conference||Runner-up||Round of 16|
|2017||4th, Western Conference||Did not qualify||Quarter-finals|
|2018||1st (overall)||Group stage||Quarter-finals|
Premier Development League
- National Champions: 2012
- Central Conference Champions: 2012
- Great Lakes Division Champions: 2013
- Martin Painter (2009–2016)
- Mario Despotović (2016–2017)
- Mike Marcoccia (2018–present)
- 2009: 1632
- 2010: 1246
- 2011: 841
- 2012: 507
- 2013: 1146
- 2014: 777
- 2015: 944
- Press announcement Archived February 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- "FC London kicks off with high hopes". Thelondoner.ca. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
- "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. May 29, 2009. Archived from the original on June 10, 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
- "Everything new at FC London". London Free Press. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
- "FC London Roster 2017". League1 Ontario. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20100105175057/http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html. Archived from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2009. Missing or empty