Ben Vandenhazel 2007 Hall Of Fame
Ben Vandenhazel

Ben Vandenhazel

1941 -

Sparta United Soccer Club

Born September May 7, 1941 in The Hague, Netherlands. Like most other immigrants Ben started playing soccer at an early age with older boys on the streets. He joined the Stichtse Boys soccer club in 1952 until he immigrated to the United States in 1957 where upon his arrival in Salt Lake City joined Rapids SC. After their abandonment in 1962, Ben played for SC Berlin and finished his playing career with the Pioneers SC in 1969. Benís contribution to the game had only begun as his coaching career took off shortly thereafter with neighborhood teams 'Canossa' and 'The Eagles.' In 1981 he formed the Sparta United SC which has grown to become the flagship youth soccer club in Utah, winner of many State Championships in different age groups, including winning the U-19 Super Group at the prestious Surf Cup. Sparta United SC has represented Utah well in high level tournaments throughout the nation. In additional Sparta United SC has continually had teams play in the Utah Soccer Association. Benís visions, leadership and love for the game has made him a true pioneer of the development of the game within Utah.

Ben Vandenhazel 2007 Hall Of Fame
2007 Hall Of Fame
Ben Vandenhazel
Ben Vandenhazel

Ben Vandenhazel

1941 -

Sparta United Soccer Club

Born September May 7, 1941 in The Hague, Netherlands. Like most other immigrants Ben started playing soccer at an early age with older boys on the streets. He joined the Stichtse Boys soccer club in 1952 until he immigrated to the United States in 1957 where upon his arrival in Salt Lake City joined Rapids SC. After their abandonment in 1962, Ben played for SC Berlin and finished his playing career with the Pioneers SC in 1969. Benís contribution to the game had only begun as his coaching career took off shortly thereafter with neighborhood teams 'Canossa' and 'The Eagles.' In 1981 he formed the Sparta United SC which has grown to become the flagship youth soccer club in Utah, winner of many State Championships in different age groups, including winning the U-19 Super Group at the prestious Surf Cup. Sparta United SC has represented Utah well in high level tournaments throughout the nation. In additional Sparta United SC has continually had teams play in the Utah Soccer Association. Benís visions, leadership and love for the game has made him a true pioneer of the development of the game within Utah.

2007 Hall Of Fame
Ben Vandenhazel





Utah Soccer Association4476 S. Century Drive, Suite B Salt Lake City, UT 84123(801)263-8166


Utah Soccer Association4476 S. Century Drive, Suite B Salt Lake City, UT 84123(801)263-8166