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Encyclopedia > National Soccer Hall of Fame

The National Soccer Hall of Fame is a hall of fame located in Oneonta, New York that honors the best American soccer players, and individuals who have helped build the sport in the United States. Despite its location in the United States, non-American players can be honored, but must have either played, or contributed to, soccer in the United States (like former North American Soccer League players Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Walhalla temple, Germany A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of museum established for any a field of endeavour to honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field. ... Oneonta, New York, as depicted on an 1884 panoramic map. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... Edson Arantes do Nascimento, KBE (born October 23rd 1940 in Três Corações, Brazil), best known by his nickname Pelé, is a former Brazilian football player and widely considered as the greatest in history. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. ...

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Eligibility

There are two groups of individuals eligible for election to the Hall of Fame:

  • Players
  • Builders
Player

In order to be eligible in the Player category an individual must have met Number 1, and either Number 2, or Number 3 of the following three criteria: ...


1.) Retired as a player for at least three years, but for no more than 10 years Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ...


2.) Played at least 20 full international games for the United States. This requirement is reduced to 10 games if the games were prior to 1990 and 5 games if the games were prior to 1960. link titleThe word international can mean: Between nations or encompassing several nations. ...


3.) Played at least five seasons in an American first-division professional league (currently MLS), and won either the league championship, or the U.S. Open Cup, or was selected as a league all-star at least once. A professional can be either a person in a profession (certain types of skilled work requiring formal training / education) or in sports (a sportsman / sportwoman doing sports for payment). ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... Championship is a term used to refer to various forms of sports competitions in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion; that is, the best competitor. ... The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way to the professional teams of Major League Soccer. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ...


Players who have met either No. 2 or No. 3 but who retired more than 10 years ago are automatically placed on the Veteran eligibility list. Former crewmembers of the battleship Missouri pose for photos shortly after the Anniversary of the End of World War II ceremony, held aboard the famous ship. ... Eligibility may refer to: Eligibility or passive suffrage in elections Category: ...

Builder

In order to be eligible in this category, an individual must have made his or her mark in soccer in a non-playing capacity and have had a major, sustained and positive impact on soccer in the United States at a national or First Division professional level. Due to the broad, general nature of the criteria, nominations for this category may be considered. Nominations are screened by the Hall of Fame Historian and Researcher who submit their recommendations to the Hall as to the appropriateness of the nominee's inclusion on the eligibility list. A historian is an individual who studies history and who writes on history. ... For the suburb of Melbourne, Australia, see Research, Victoria. ...


Inductees

   

Michelle Akers (born February 1, 1966 in Santa Clara, California) was a leading American soccer player and played on the historic 1999 Womens World Cup victory by the U.S.. She is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. ... Carlos Alberto Torres (born July 17, 1944, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian football (soccer) player. ... Andrew Andy Auld (born January 26, 1900 in Stevenston, North Ayrshire, Scotland) is a deceased U.S.-Scottish soccer player who spent most of his professional career in the American Soccer League as a midfielder and forward. ... Adolph (Adolf) Bachmeier is a former U.S.-Romanian soccer player. ... Walter Alfred Bahr (born April 1, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is considered one of the greatest American soccer players ever. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... Vladislav Bogićević (Serbian Cyrillic: Владислав Богићевић) (born November 7, 1950 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia) is a former Serbian football (soccer) player. ... Frank Borghi (born April 9, 1925 in St. ... David “Davey” Brown (born November 18, 1898 in East Newark, New Jersey) is a former U.S. soccer forward. ... James Brown (born December 31, 1908 at Kilmarnock, Scotland; died November 9, 1994 at Berkeley Heights, New Jersey) was an American soccer player. ... Paul David Caligiuri (born May 9, 1964 in Westminster, California) is an American soccer player and coach, currently the head coach of the Cal Poly Pomona college soccer team. ... Joseph “Joe” S. Carenza, Sr. ... Efrain or Yprem “Chico” Chacurian (born February 22, 1924 in Córdoba, Argentina) is a former U.S.-Argenine soccer forward. ... Giorgio Chinaglia. ... Fernando Clavijo (born January 23, 1956 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a former American soccer defender and now coach, currently the head coach of the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Charles Martin Colombo (b. ... Richard Dean (Rick or Ricky) Davis (born November 24, 1958 in Denver, Colorado) is an American soccer midfielder, captain of the U.S. National Team for a large part of the 1980s. ... Aldo Teo Donelli (Born: July 22, 1907 - Morgan; Died: August 9, 1994 - Fort Lauderdale) was an American football and soccer player. ... James “Jimmy” Douglas (born January 12, 1989 in East Newark, New Jersey; died March 5, 1972 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey) is a deceased U.S. soccer goalkeeper who spent most of his career in the American Soccer League (ASL). ... Tom Fleming, CVO, OBE, FRSAMD (born June 29, 1927) is a Scottish actor, director, and poet, and a television and radio commentator for the BBC. Flemings acting career began in 1945. ... Thomas Florie (born September 6, 1897 in Harrison, NJ – died April 26, 1966 in North Providence, RI) was an American soccer player. ... Joseph Edouard Gaetjens (born March 19, 1924 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, died 1964) was a Haitian soccer player who played for the United States national team in the 1950 World Cup, scoring the winning goal against England. ... James “Jimmy” Gallagher (born June 7, 1901 in Kirkintilloch, Scotland; died October 7, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a deceased U.S.-Scottish soccer right wing midfielder who spent eleven seasons in the American Soccer League. ... James Gentle (born July 21, 1904 in Brookline, Massachusetts - died May 22, 1986 in Philadelphia) was an American soccer striker, field hockey player, soldier, and golfer. ... Rudy Getzinger (born April 9, 1943 in Sremska-Mitrovica, Yugoslavia) is a retired U.S.-Yugoslavian soccer midfielder. ... Adelino (Billy) Gonsalves (sometimes spelt in the Portuguese form, Gonçalves) (August 10, 1908 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island – July 17, 1977 in Kearny, New Jersey) was an American soccer player, sometimes considered the Babe Ruth of American Soccer. Playing in the early 1930s for the Fall River Marksmen, Gonsalves formed... Karl-Heinz Granitza (born November 1, 1951 in Lunen) was an German football (soccer) player. ... John Harkes (born March 8, 1967 in Kearny, New Jersey) is a former American soccer player and currently an assistant coach with Red Bull New York of Major League Soccer. ... April Heinrichs (born February 27, 1964 in Denver, Colorado) was among the first players on the United States womens national soccer team, and was captain of the United States team which won the first ever FIFA Womens World Cup in 1991. ... John “Jack or Jackie” Hynes is a former U.S.-Scottish soccer forward. ... Carin Jennings-Gabarra, born 9 January 1965, is a former United States womens national soccer team player and the current womens soccer coach at the United States Naval Academy. ... Harry Keough (b. ... Rudolph “Rudy” Kuntner (born June 10, 1908 in Vienna, Austria) is a deceased U.S.-Austrian soccer forward who was a member of the U.S. team at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... Panayotis Alexander (Alexi) Lalas (b. ... One of the finest soccer players ever produced in Canada, Bobby Lenarduzzi played in more North American Soccer League (NASL) games that any other player. ... Bill Looby (born November 11, 1931 – died December 9, 1998) is a former United States soccer player and a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. ... Joseph Maca (b. ... Arnie Mausser (born February 28, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American soccer goalkeeper whoed played with 8 different NASL teams from 1975-1984. ... Pat McBride was an American soccer player and soccer coach from St. ... Bartholomew McGhee (born April 30, 1899 at Edinburgh, Scotland; died January 26, 1979 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American soccer player. ... Edward John McIlvenny (born October 21, 1924 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland; died May 18, 1989 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England) was a Scottish-American football (soccer) player who most notably captained the United States national team in their 1–0 upset of England in the 1950 World Cup. ... Bernadrd Benny McLaughlin, Jr. ... Robert Millar (b. ... Johnny Moore (born August 28, 1947 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a former Scottish-U.S. soccer player who spent several years in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. ... George Moorhouse (born May 4, 1901 in Liverpool,England; died July 13, 1982 in Long Beach, New York) is, reputedly, the first Englishman to appear in a FIFA World Cup. ... Ed Murphy (born November 6, 1930 in Inchinnan, Scotland is a former Scottish-U.S. soccer forward who played professionally in the United States. ... Patrick Ace Ntsoelengoe was one of the most talented soccer players ever from South Africa, he played 11 seasons in the North American Soccer League, beginning in 1973 with the Miami Toros. ... Carla Werden Overbeck (born May 9, 1968, Pasadena, California) is an American soccer player and longtime member and captain of the United States womens national soccer team. ... Gino Pariani (born February 21, 1928 in St. ... Bert Patenaude. ... Edson Arantes do Nascimento, KBE (born October 23rd 1940 in Três Corações, Brazil), best known by his nickname Pelé, is a former Brazilian football player and widely considered as the greatest in history. ... This Biography does not cite any references or sources. ... Werner Roth (born April 4, 1948 in Yugoslavia) is an American soccer player most associated with the New York Cosmos. ... Willy Roy is a retired U.S. soccer player and coach. ... Francis “Hun” Ryan (born January 10, 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died October 14, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a deceased U.S. soccer midfielder. ... Edward N. Souza (Born: September 22, 1921 - Fall River, Massachusetts; Died: May 19, 1979 - Warren, Rhode Island) was an American soccer player who earned 6 caps and scored 1 goal for the United States mens national soccer team, and played in the U.S. teams historic 1–0... John B. Clarkie Souza (b. ... Charles H. “Dick or C.H.’’ Spalding (born October 13, 1893 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died February 3, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a deceased U.S. soccer and baseball player. ... Archibald “Archie” Stark (born December 21, 1897 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a former U.S. soccer forward who was the dominant player in U.S. leagues during the 1920s and 1930s. ... Thomas Swords (born in Fall River, Massachusetts; died March 29, 1953 in Fall River, Massachusetts) is a deceased U.S. soccer forward who was the captain of the U.S. national team in its first two games. ... Alan Trost is a retired U.S. soccer forward. ... Frank Pee Wee Wallace (Born: July 15, 1922 - St. ... Alex Weir is a guitarist, appearing in the 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense and as part of the Tom Tom Club. ... Alan Willey The second-leading goal scorer in the history of the NASL (North American Soccer League), Alan played most of his career with the Minnesota Kicks and was inducted to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2003. ... Bruce Wilson (born June 20, 1951 in Vancouver) was a NASL and Canadian international soccer player. ... Mike Windischmann is a retired U.S. soccer player. ... Eric Wynalda (born June 9, 1969 in Fullerton, California) is a former American soccer forward, and the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. National Team. ... Albert “Al” Zerhusen (born December 4, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former U.S. soccer midfielder who played extensively for the U.S. national team. ...

Builders inducted

  • Umberto Abronzino
  • Milton Aimi
  • Julius A. Alonso
  • William Anderson
  • Philip Anschutz
  • John Ardizzone
  • James Armstrong
  • Joseph J. Barriskill
  • Clay Berling
  • John O. Best
  • Joseph Booth
  • Matthew Boxer
  • Gordon Bradley
  • Lawrence E. Briggs
  • John Brock
  • Andrew M. Brown
  • Thomas W. Cahill
  • Walter Chyzowych
  • John Coll
  • George M. Collins
  • Peter Collins
  • Colin Commander
  • Ted Cordery
  • Robert B. Craddock
  • Edmund Craggs
  • George Craggs
  • Wilfred R. Cummings
  • Joseph Delach
  • Enzo DeLuca
  • Edward J. Donaghy
  • George Donnelly
  • John W. Dresmich
  • Duncan Duff
  • Gene Edwards
  • Rudy Epperlein
  • Ahmet Ertegün
  • Nesuhi Ertegün
  • Harry Fairfield
  • Ernst Feibusch
  • John A. Fernley
  • Charles Ferro
  • George E. Fishwick
  • Jack Flamhaft
  • Harry G. Fleming
  • Powys A.L. Foulds
  • Samuel T.N. Foulds
  • Daniel W. Fowler
 
  • Margaret Fowler
  • Peter Garcia
  • Walter Giesler
  • David L. Gould
  • Donald Greer
  • Robert Guelker
  • G.K. Guennel
  • George Healey
  • Herbert Heilpern
  • William Hemmings
  • Bob Hermann
  • Ted Howard
  • Maurice Hudson
  • Lamar Hunt
  • Alfredda Iglehart
  • William Jeffrey
  • Jack Johnston
  • Mike Kabanica
  • Robert Kehoe
  • Frank J. Kelly
  • George Kempton
  • Paul Klein
  • Alfred Kleinaitis
  • Oscar Koszma
  • Frank Kracher
  • Raymond G. Kraft
  • Harry Kraus
  • Kurt Lamm
  • Bertil Larson
  • H. Edgar Lewis
  • Giuseppe "Joseph" Lombardo
  • Dennis Long
  • John J. MacEwan
  • Enzo Magnozzi
  • Jack Maher
  • Randolph Manning
  • John Marre
  • Allan McClay
  • Frank J. McGrath
  • James P. McGuire
  • Dent McSkimming
  • Peter Merovich
  • Al Miller
  • Milton Miller
  • Jimmy Mills
  • James Moore
 
  • William Morrissette
  • Fred Netto
  • Ron Newman
  • Dimitrious Niotis
  • William Palmer
  • Edward Pearson
  • Peter J. Peel
  • Wally Peters
  • Don Phillipson
  • Giorgio Piscopo
  • Edgar Pomeroy
  • Arnold Ramsden
  • Vernon R. Reese
  • Eugene J. Ringsdorf
  • Elizabeth Robbie
  • Joe Robbie
  • Steve Ross
  • Jack J. Rottenberg
  • Thomas Sagar
  • Harry Saunders
  • Manfred Schellscheidt
  • Emil Schillinger
  • Elmer Schroeder
  • Erno Schwartz
  • Fred Shields
  • Erwin Single
  • Alfred A. Smith
  • Patrick Smith
  • Reinhold Spath
  • Nicolaas Steelink
  • Hank Steinbrecher
  • Lee B. Stern
  • August Steuer
  • Douglas T. Stewart
  • Robert T. Stone
  • Clive Toye
  • Joseph Triner
  • James A. Walder
  • Adolph Washauer
  • Thomas Webb
  • Victor Weston
  • John W. Woods
  • Phil Woosnam
  • Jerry Yeagley
  • John Young
  • Daniel Zampini

Umberto Abronzino (November 16, 1920 - July 1, 2006) was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1971 for his lifelong dedication to building the sport of soccer. ... Philip Frederick Anschutz (born 28 December 1939 in Russell, Kansas) is an American businessman. ... Walter Chyzowych (April 20, 1937 – September 2, 1994) is a Ukrainian born soccer player who has played for Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals and Newark Sitch of the American Soccer League and was later a coach for the United States national soccer team. ... // Gene Edwards [1] is of French parentage; Louisiana Cajun in particular. ... Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923 – December 14, 2006) was the Turkish-American co-founder and executive of Atlantic Records, described as one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry [1] . He also co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team of the North American Soccer League. ... Bust of Nesuhi Ertegün at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923 – December 14, 2006) and Nesuhi Ertegün (November 26, 1917 – April 15, 1989), were the Turkish-American executives of Atlantic Records. ... The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the FOX Broadcasting Network on January 16, 2007 and will run until May 23, 2007. ... Lamar Hunt (August 2, 1932 – December 13, 2006) was a promoter of American football, soccer, tennis, basketball, and ice hockey in the United States and an inductee of the first three sports halls of fame. ... William Bill Jeffrey (Born: August 3, 1892 - Edinburgh, Scotland; Died: January 7, 1966 - Boalsburg, PA) was the head coach of the 1950 United States World Cup team that beat England 1-0 in one of the greatest upsets in the history of soccer. ... Al Miller (born December 17, 1936 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is a former U.S. collegiate and professional soccer coach. ... Ron Newman (born January 19, 1936 in Farnham, England) is a former association football (soccer) player and coach. ... Joseph Joe Robbie (b. ... Steve Ross (September 17, 1927 - December 20, 1992) was responsible for the 1990 merger of Warner Communications and Time Inc. ... Clive Toye was inducted to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in the United States in 2003. ... Phil Woosnam (born December 22, 1932 in Caersws, Montgomeryshire) is a Welsh former football (soccer) player and manager. ... Jerry Yeagley (born October 1, 1940 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) was the coach of the Indiana University mens soccer team from 1973 to 2003. ...

External links

  • National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum

 
 

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