Robert Annis

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Bob Annis
Personal information
Full name Robert Joseph Annis
Date of birth (1928-09-05)September 5, 1928
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Date of death March 31, 1995(1995-03-31) (aged 66)
Place of death St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1950 St. Louis Simpkins-Ford
National team
1948 United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert “Bob” Joseph Annis (September 5, 1928 – March 31, 1995) was an American soccer defender. He was a member of both the 1948 United States Olympic soccer team and the U.S. team at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.


Annis was a member of the St. Louis Simpkins-Ford club from at least 1948 to 1950. During that time, Simpkins was a dominant team, winning both the 1948 and 1950 National Challenge Cup championships.

National and Olympic Teams[edit]

Annis was selected for the American squad at the 1948 Summer Olympics. However, he did not play in the only U.S. game of the tournament, a 9-0 loss to Italy.

Later that summer, he earned his only caps with the national team, a 3-1 win over Israel on September 26, 1948.[1] In 1950, Annis was part of the U.S. team at the 1950 FIFA World Cup, but never entered a game as the U.S. went 1-2 in the first round. Annis was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1995, along with the rest of the 1950 U.S. World Cup squad.

Personal Information[edit]

He is buried in Resurrection Cemetery in Affton, Missouri.[2]


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