Gino Gardassanich

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Gino Gard
Personal information
Full name Gino Gardassanich
Date of birth (1922-11-26)November 26, 1922
Place of birth Fiume, Free State of Fiume
Date of death February 12, 2010(2010-02-12) (aged 87)
Place of death Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1940–1941 Građanski Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1940–1941 Građanski Zagreb
1941–1942 NK Orijent
1942–1943 Magazzini Generali
1943–1944 Todt
1944–1945 Silurificio Whitehead
1945–1946 Magazzini Generali
1946–1947 Kvarner Rijeka
1947 ACF Fiorentina 0 (0)
1947–1948 Marsala
1948–1949 Reggina
1949–1959 Chicago Slovak
National team
United States 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gino Gard (born Gino Gardassanich, November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2010) was a Croatian American soccer goalkeeper who was a member of the United States team at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He was born in Fiume, Free State of Fiume and died in Illinois, United States.

Club career[edit]

Gardassanich began his career with Fiumana and Reggina. After World War II, he played with NK Kvarner in the 1946–47 Yugoslav First League.[1] In 1949, he moved to the United States, settling in Chicago. When he arrived, he changed his name to Gino Gard and joined Chicago Slovak of the National Soccer League of Chicago. He played with Slovak until 1959. During that time, Gard and his team mates won multiple titles, including the league title in 1951, 1952 and 1954;[2] and the 1951 Peel Cup. In 1953, it lost the National Amateur Cup final to Ponta Delgada S.C.[3] Gard was named the NSLC goalkeeper of the year in 1950.[4]

National team[edit]

Gard was selected to the U.S. roster for the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He was the original choice as the starting goalkeeper, but never entered a game.

Gard was inducted into the Illinois Hall of Fame in 1992 and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2002.

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