Frank Wallace (soccer)

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Frank Wallace
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Personal information
Full name Frank Wallace
Date of birth (1922-07-15)July 15, 1922
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Date of death November 13, 1979(1979-11-13) (aged 57)
Place of death St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
St. Louis Wildcats
1945–1946 Raftery
Steamfitters
St. Louis Simpkins-Ford
National team
1949–1950 United States 7 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frank Wallace, aka Frank "Pee Wee" Wallace, (born July 15, 1922) was an American international soccer player who played as forward. He earned 7 caps and scored 3 goals for the United States men's national soccer team, and played in the U.S. team's historic 1–0 victory over England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[1] He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Wallace was born in St. Louis, Missouri as Frank Valicenti, but his family changed their name when he was a youth. During World War II, he was captured by the Germans and spent sixteen months in a prisoner of war camp. After returning to St. Louis, he played with Raftery during the 1945-1946 season.[2] He was the third leading scorer in the St. Louis Major League during the 1947-1948 season while playing with Steamfitters.[3] He later spent ten seasons with St. Louis Simpkins-Ford.

He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1976 and the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in 1975.[4]

He died November 13, 1979 in St. Louis. He is buried at Resurrection Cemetery, Affton, Missouri.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA Player Profile". Fifa.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  2. ^ Bob Corbett Soccer Career Archived October 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "The Year in American Soccer - 1948". Sover.net. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  4. ^ "St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame". Eteamz.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  5. ^ Findagrave, accessed February 16, 2015

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