Julius Hjulian

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Julius Hjulian
Personal information
Full name Julius Hjulian
Date of birth (1903-03-15)March 15, 1903
Date of death February 1974
Place of death Palo Heights, Chicago
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921 IFK Eskilstuna
Pullman Cars
Harvey FC
1925–1926 Celtic F.C.
Chicago Sparta
Chicago Wonderbolts
National team
1934 United States 2 (0)
Teams managed
1926 IFK Eskilstuna
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Julius Hjulian (né Hjulin; March 15, 1903 – February 1974) was the United States goalkeeper at the 1934 FIFA World Cup.


Julin started his career playing in Sweden, and became Swedish champion 1921 with IFK Eskilstuna. His name was then Julius Hjulin. Hjulin emigrated in 1922 to the United States together with his brother and settled in Chicago.[1] Hjulian returned to Europe and in 1925–26 he played with Celtic F.C. but did not make any league appearances.[1]

Hjulian spent his career in Chicago. In 1930, he is listed as playing with Chicago Sparta. At the time, Sparta dominated the National Soccer League of Chicago and consistently won the Peel Cup. In 1934, he was playing for the Chicago Wieboldt (Wonderbolts) when they broke Sparta’s hold on the Peel Cup. That year, he was selected as the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. national team at the 1934 FIFA World Cup. Hjulian gained his first cap when the U.S. defeated Mexico, 4–2, in a World Cup qualifier. The U.S. then lost to Italy in the first round of the World Cup by 7–1.[2]


  1. ^ a b Janne Bengtsson. "Okänd i Sverige – del i amerikansk fotbollshistoria". SvD.se. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 

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