Raphael Tracey

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Ralph Tracey
Personal information
Full name Raphael Tracey
Date of birth (1904-02-06)February 6, 1904
Place of birth Gillespie, Illinois, United States
Date of death March 6, 1975(1975-03-06) (aged 71)
Place of death St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925 St. Louis Vesper Buick ? (7)
1926– Ben Millers
National team
1930 United States 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Raphael “Ralph” Tracey (sometimes misspelled as Ralf Tracy) (February 6, 1904 in Gillespie, Illinois – March 6, 1975 in St. Louis, Missouri) was a former U.S. soccer player. Tracey spent his club career with several teams in St. Louis, Missouri. He also played in all three U.S. games at the 1930 FIFA World Cup. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Club career[edit]

While born in Illinois, Tracey grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He began his club career as a forward with St. Louis Vesper Buick of the St. Louis Soccer League (SLSL) during the 1925 season. While he was the second leading scorer on the team, he was released during the 1925-1926 season. He then signed with Ben Millers and finished the season with them. He moved to the midfield with the Ben Millers; playing on the team which lost the 1926 National Challenge Cup to Bethlehem Steel.Archived October 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. He scored six goals during the 1931-1932 season, tying for sixth in the league.

National team[edit]

Tracey earned three caps with the U.S. national team at the 1930 FIFA World Cup. While the U.S. won the first two games, over Belgium and Paraguay by a 3-0 score in each game, they lost to Argentina 6-1 in the semifinals. Tracey broke his leg ten minutes into the game. He continued to play until half time.

Tracey was inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in 1973[1] and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1986.


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