Our Mission

Savannah Clovers provides pathways for local players, coaches, and executives to be involved in professional soccer!

Our History

Savannah Clovers FC was founded on June 23, 2016. Derived from First City Supporters, the Clovers began as a local Sunday League team with ambitions to bring high level, league soccer to Savannah. The Club entered regional competition in the Spring of 2018.

The Club was part of the inaugural UPSL (United Premier Soccer League) Southeast Conference. Spanning Georgia and the Carolinas, the Conference was rounded out by Lowcountry United, Broncos United FC, Sparta 20/20 FC, Bragg FC, FC Cardinals, Atlanta Allstars and C-Ville FC. The Fall 2018 season saw the Clovers finish in 2nd place, tied on 21 points with San Lee FC.

As the Club was gearing up for the Spring 2020 season, the Covid-19 Pandemic hit, canceling the season and all soccer activities. In the summer of the same year, the Clovers entered into the NISA (National Independent Soccer Association) Independent Cup. A first of its kind, Pro-Am tournament designed to safely bring back the league and soccer during the pandemic. The Clovers competed in the Southeast Conference alongside Soda City FC, Georgia Revolution and Chattanooga FC.

The Club would again enter the round robin tournament for the 2021 edition, finishing 3rd with 2 points. On January 11, 2022 the Savannah Clovers announced that NISA had accepted its application for Club Membership, paving the way for professional soccer in the Hostess City.

With our inaugural professional season fast approaching, we are eager to get on the pitch. Kickoff can’t come soon enough, we are eager to watch our story grow within the city of Savannah. See you at the stadium in 2023!

Savannah Clovers Timeline


  • June 23, 2016: Club founded by Brian Sykes and Phil Higgins
  • August 21, 2016: First match vs Independent FC (3-2 Defeat)
  • August 21, 2016: First goal scored by Abdul Luna, Junior Baez followed with Second goal.
  • October 2, 2016: First win versus FC Chapines (2-1)


  • March 13, 2017: St. Patrick’s Day Soccer Showcase vs Lowcountry UTD
  • April 15, 2017: First match vs Georgia Revolution (Home)
  • April 22, 2017: Away match vs Atlanta Silverbacks
  • June 20, 2017: Away match vs Asheville City SC
  • August 3, 2017: Accepted into the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)


  • March 3, 2018: First UPSL match (away) and win vs Sparta 20/20 FC, 1-7 Score
  • March 3, 2018: First Clovers UPSL goal scored by Paul van Scherpenseel. First Clovers UPSL Hat trick scored by Henry Bane
  • March 5, 2018: Henry Bane named UPSL National Player of the Week
  • August 29, 2018: Garrett Menke appointed Head Coach
  • September 22, 2018: First ever goal scored at Memorial Stadium by Trent Garbett in reserves match versus Richmond Hill SC U19
  • September 22, 2018: First UPSL League match at Memorial Stadium.1-0 win versus Union FC. Goal scored by Enrique “Kike” Carcamo
  • December 9, 2018: First UPSL Playoff win vs Soda City. 3-0 Final


  • May 4, 2019: Clovers FC travel away to Tallahassee SC for a friendly match. 1-1 final.
  • August 23, 2019: Clovers GK J.W. May wins UPSL GK of the Season (Spring 2019)


  • January 7, 2020: Jef Thiffault joins Clovers FC as Managing Partner
  • February 13, 2020: Darren Spong appointed Player/Coach
  • July 1, 2020: Clovers FC enter NISA Independent Cup
  • July 18, 2020: Clovers FC first ever match against Chattanooga FC. 0-3 Defeat at Finley Stadium
  • August 1, 2020: Clovers FC defeat Georgia Revolution 1-0 in the final group match of the NISA Independent Cup. Goal scored by Darren Spong


  • July 10, 2021: Clovers FC kick off 2nd Edition of the NISA Independent Cup against Soda CIty FC. 1-1 Final. Goal scored by Giovanny Lares


  • January 11, 2022: Savannah Clovers FC accepted into the National Independent Soccer Association. Bringing Pro Soccer to Savannah for the first time. 
  • April 12, 2022: Shane Folgado, Jef Thiffault and Brian Sykes announced as Club’s Front Office Leadership
  • June 29,2022: David Proctor appointed first Professional Head Coach of Savannah Clovers FC


  • March 2023: Kickoff!