Robert Contiguglia

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S. Robert "Bob" Contiguglia (born September 14, 1941 in New York City, New York) is a nephrologist and a former President of the United States Soccer Federation.[1] Raised on Long Island and later a resident of Colorado, he has played, coached, and managed soccer at several different levels. He earned his medical degree at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn and an undergraduate degree at Columbia University, majoring in zoology with a minor in English.

Among his achievements as President of the USSF were successfully hosting the 1999 Women's World Cup, convincing FIFA to relocate the 2003 Women's World Cup to the United States after the original plans to host it in China fell through, and hiring Bruce Arena as coach for the United States national team. Prior to gaining the Presidency, he was national chairman of U.S. Youth Soccer.

Preceded by
Alan I. Rothenberg
President of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
Succeeded by
Sunil Gulati


  1. ^ "CONTIGUGLIA NAMED USSF PRESIDENT". Miami Herald. August 23, 1998.