Peter Pietras

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Peter Pietras
Personal information
Full name Peter Paul Pietras
Date of birth (1908-04-21)April 21, 1908
Place of birth Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Date of death April , 1993(1993-04-00)
Place of death New Jersey, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1933–1938 Philadelphia German-Americans
National team
1934–1936 United States 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Peter Pietras (April 21, 1908 – April 1993) was a U.S. soccer player who was a member of the U.S. national team at the 1934 FIFA World Cup and the 1936 Summer Olympics. He also played five seasons in the American Soccer League. He was an accomplished amateur golfer in the later part of his life. Married to Ann Skwara, also of Trenton, NJ, he is survived by two of his children, Peter Pietras Jr., and Ahna Dominski; 3 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Professional career[edit]

Pietras began his professional career with the Philadelphia German-Americans of the American Soccer League in 1933. He spent five seasons with Philadelphia, winning the 1935 league title and the 1936 National Challenge Cup championship.[1] He retired from playing professionally in 1938.

National and Olympic teams[edit]

In 1934, Pietras earned two caps with the U.S. national team. His first game was a U.S. victory over Mexico, 4-2, in a World Cup qualifier. His second was the lone U.S. game at the 1934 FIFA World Cup. In that game, the U.S. lost to Italy in the first round of the cup.[2]

In 1936, Pietras was selected for the U.S. soccer team which competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The U.S. lost 1-0 to Italy and was eliminated in the first round.[3]


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