Gary Rensing

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Gary Rensing
Personal information
Date of birth (1947-10-05) October 5, 1947 (age 69)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1967–1969 St. Louis University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1977 St Louis Stars 148 (0)
1978 Chicago Sting 16 (0)
National team
1972 United States 4 (0)
Teams managed
STLCC-Forest Park
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gary Rensing is a retired American soccer defender who played nine seasons in the North American Soccer League and earned four caps with the U.S. national team.



Rensing attended St. Louis University where he was a member of the men’s soccer team from 1967 to 1969.[1] In 1967, the Billikens shared the national title with the Michigan State Spartans after the game was called after 42 minutes of scoreless overtime for deteriorating weather conditions.[2] In 1969, the team won the title with a 4-0 victory over the University of San Francisco.


In 1970, the St Louis Stars of the North American Soccer League (NASL) signed Rensing out of college. He went on to play eight seasons with the Stars before the team folded at the end of the 1977 season. Rensing then moved to the Chicago Sting for the 1978 season. Rensing retired at the end of the 1978 season.

National team[edit]

Rensing earned four caps, all of them World Cup qualifiers, in 1972. The U.S. went 0-3-1 and failed to qualify for the cup finals. While Rensing played all four games, he never played an entire game. He came off for Larry Hausemann in the August 20, 1972 loss to Canada, his first with the national team and he came on for Walner Mata in the September 10, 1972 loss to Mexico, his last game with the national team.[3]


Rensing has also coached with Forest Park Community College.

Rensing was inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in 2001.[4]


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