George Tintle

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George Tintle
Personal information
Full name George J. Tintle
Date of birth (1892-12-24)December 24, 1892
Place of birth Harrison, New Jersey, United States
Date of death January 14, 1975(1975-01-14) (aged 82)
Place of death Harrison, New Jersey, United States
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1908–1914 Harrison Alley Boys
1914–1916 Independent F.C.
1916–1917 Brooklyn Celtic
1919 Paterson F.C.
1920–1921 Erie A.A.
1921–1923 Harrison S.C. 18 (0)
International career
1916 United States 2 (0)
Managerial career
Harrison High School
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

George Tintle (December 24, 1892 in Harrison, New Jersey – January 14, 1975 in Harrison, New Jersey) was a U.S. soccer goalkeeper who played the first two U.S. national team games in 1916. He spent at least ten seasons in the National Association Football League and two in the first American Soccer League. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.


In 1908, Tintle began his professional career with the Harrison Alley Boys. He remained with the Alley Boys until 1914. He then played with Independent F.C. of Harrison. He spent at least one season, 1916–1917; with Brooklyn CelticArchived October 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine before entering the U.S. Army for World War I. In addition to playing for Celtic, Tintle also went on loan to the Alley Boys during the spring of 1916. After returning from service with the 29th Division in France in 1919 joined Bethlehem Steel for a Scandinavian tour.[1]. He then spent a single season with Paterson F.C. and one season, 1920–1921, with Erie A.A. When the American Soccer League replaced the NAFBL in 1921, Tintle spent two seasons with Harrison S.C.

National team[edit]

Tintle earned two caps with the national team in 1916. In the first official U.S. national team game, the U.S. defeated Sweden on August 20, 1916. On September 3, 1916, Tintle and his team mates tied Norway before returning to the U.S.[2]


Tintle coached Harrison High School after retiring from playing professionally. According to the Soccer Hall of Fame, his team went seven seasons undefeated.

He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1953.

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