Werner Mieth

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Werner Mieth
Personal information
Date of birth (1912-04-28)April 28, 1912
Place of birth Meissen, Germany
Date of death August 28, 1997(1997-08-28) (aged 85)
Place of death Union, New Jersey, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Halfback
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1935 Newark Germans
1935–1937 McDonough
1937–1938 Kearny Irish
1938–1939 Trenton Highlanders
1939–1940 Paterson Dovers
1940–1941 Philadelphia German-Americans
1941–1953Philadelphia Americans
1953–1954Uhrik Truckers
1954–1962 Elizabeth Falcons
1962– Newark Germans
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Werner Mieth (born April 28, 1912 in Meissen, Germany; died September 28, 1997 in Union, New Jersey) was a German-American football (soccer) halfback. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. He spent most of his career in the American Soccer League and the German American Soccer League.

Mieth began his career in Germany as a junior player with Coswig. In 1925, he moved to the United States where he joined the junior team of the Newark Germans which competed in the German American Soccer League. He eventually found a place with the Americans’ first team as it won the 1931, 1932 and 1932 GASL titles. In 1933, Newark joined the American Soccer League. Mieth moved to McDonough S.C. in 1935 and to the Kearny Irish in 1937. He remained there for only one season before switching to the Trenton Highlanders for the 1938–1939 season and the Paterson Dovers for the 1939–1940 season. In 1940, Mieth joined the Philadelphia German-Americans where he spent the next twelve seasons. The German-Americans were renamed the Americans in 1941, winning the ASL championship in 1942, 1944, 1947, 1948 and 1952. In 1953, Uhrick Trucking purchased the team, renaming the team the Uhrik Truckers. In 1954, Truckers released Mieth and he moved to the Elizabeth Falcons. In 1962, he moved to the Westfield Lions which played in the Italian League. At some point, he returned to the Newark Germans.

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