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Frank Wallace (soccer)

Pee Wee Wallace
Personal information
Full name Frank Valicenti
Date of birth (1922-07-15)July 15, 1922
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Date of death November 13, 1979(1979-11-13) (aged 57)
Place of death St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
St. Louis Wildcats
1945–1946 Raftery
Steamfitters
St. Louis Simpkins-Ford
National team
1949–1950 United States 7
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Frank Valicenti, aka Frank "Pee Wee" Wallace, (Born: July 15, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri; Died: November 13, 1979 in St. Louis) was an American international soccer player who played as forward. He earned 7 caps and scored 3 goals for the United States men's national soccer team, and played in the U.S. team's historic 1–0 victory over England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[1] He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Wallace was born as Frank Valicenti, but his family changed their name when he was a youth. During World War II, he was captured by the Germans and spent sixteen months in a prisoner of war camp. After returning to St. Louis, he played with Raftery during the 1945-1946 season.[2] He was the third leading scorer in the St. Louis Major League during the 1947-1948 season while playing with Steamfitters.[3] He later spent ten seasons with St. Louis Simpkins-Ford.

He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1976 and the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in 1975.[4]

References

  1. ^ "FIFA Player Profile". Fifa.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  2. ^ Bob Corbett Soccer Career
  3. ^ "The Year in American Soccer - 1948". Sover.net. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  4. ^ "St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame". Eteamz.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 

External links

  • National Soccer Hall of Fame profile
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