Sporting Club Gjøa was formed on February 25th 1911 by members of the Norwegian Seaman's Association. Tug of war was the sport in those days.
Over the years we have had tug of war, whale boat rowing, shooting, soccer, softball, darts and maybe some that we still haven't heard about. But, soccer has been Gjøa's passion from the beginning!
Today we have youth soccer, senior soccer (over 30s), softball and dart teams.
A bulging trophy cabinet bears witness to the titles and cups won by this small club with an odd name. In whichever organization it found itself, Gjøa has been a prominent participant. From the Scandinavian-American Athletic League in the early years, to the Cosmopolitan Junior Leagues today, Gjøa members have excelled individually as well. Their names can be found in the lists of National Soccer Hall of Fame members and of Herman Trophy winners.
Proud as the club is of the team that "three-peated" as National Soccer League champions in the early sixties, the 1931 tour of Norway holds a special place in club history. In 60 days, and playing against most of Norway's best teams, the boys from Brooklyn won 16 games, drew 7, and lost only 6.