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Geoff Coombes

Geoff "Jeff" Coombes
Personal information
Full nameGeoffrey Coombes
Date of birth(1919-04-23)April 23, 1919
Place of birthLincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Date of deathDecember 5, 2002(2002-12-05) (aged 83)
Place of deathRockledge, Florida, United States
Playing positionHalf Back / Forward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1946Chicago Vikings
1946Detroit Wolverines
1947Detroit Pioneers
1947–?Chicago Vikings
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Geoffrey "Jeff" Coombes (April 23, 1919 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England – December 5, 2002 in Rockledge, Florida) was a U.S. soccer player who was a member of the U.S. team at the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

Youth

Coombes grew up in High Wycombe, England where he was a multi-sport prep athlete. His club team went to the Berks & Bucks Minor Cup. Despite being offered a trial with Nottingham Forest F.C., he never played above the youth level in England. In 1935, he moved to the United States with his family.

Playing career

Coombes played soccer in Michigan, gaining enough recognition to be selected to a Michigan All Star team in 1939.[3] He remained with the Vikings through at least the 1950 season.

National team

While Coombes was selected to the U.S. roster for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, he never entered a game.

Non soccer career

When Coombes returned to Detroit after World War II, he was hired by the Palmer Bee Company. He later worked as a soccer promoter, a newspaper columnist and soccer league president.

Coombes was inducted, along with the rest of the 1950 U.S. World Cup team, into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1976.

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