The dream of establishing a great athletic and social club in our Italian community has its roots in the old Latin saying, “Mens Sana in Copore Sano” meaning. “A sound Mind in a Sound Body.”
The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) is one of the oldest and charter members of the San Francisco Soccer Football League, which is the oldest league in the country, having been established in 1902. Although SFIAC has had numerous local championships over their long history they are most remembered for the glory days in the 1970's when many of the international players from USF's National Championship teams blessed the club with their athleticism.
Most note worthy was the team in 1976 which won the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the most prestigeous award won by any team in the country. This team included former Nigerian International Andy Atuegbu, John & Dave Fromer, and David Harvard who all still live locally in the Bay Area. But, as the years went on, and the club lost touch with their athletics the team ended up folding in 2003, until there was a revelation and a bit of a revolution in the club to return to athletics.
In 2009 SFIAC returned to the SFSFL almost five years after folding out of the Premier Division of the CPSA. When they came back they recruited Club Marin President Tighe O'Sullivan to coach and guide them back to the Premier and have two championships (2009 & 2010). With a new coaching regime lead by Marco Innocenti, SFIAC is only one step away from returning to the Premier. And the SFIAC Soccer Program continues to grow, as of 2016 SFIAC will have 2 teams in the SFSFL, one in Majors & one in 1st Division. Additionally the squad is in year #3 of Papy (35 yrs+) League & has just committed to taking on 6 Youth Teams. SFIAC Soccer continues to grow!
In 2016 under direction of Coach Ernesto Arrua, SFIAC started the season with back to back losses then regrouped to finish the season with 15 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws. SFIAC utilitmately fell 3 pts short of 1st place Berenice but nevertheless earned promotion to the Premier League.
- 2009 - 2nd Division Champions
- 2010 - 1st Division Champions
- 2011 - Major Division 7th Place
- 2012 - Major Division 9th Place
- 2013 - Major Division 7th Place
- 2014 - Major Division 6th Place
- 2015 - Major Divison 9th Place
- 2016 - Major Division 2nd Place // 1st Division (Reserves) 3rd Place
- 2017 - Premier Division 10th Place // Major Division (Reserves) 12th Place