1969 - 1983
Commissioner of the NASL
Commissioner of the North American Soccer League from 1969 to 1983. Woosnam, who was born in Wales and came to the United States in 1967 at the age of 35, was the face of the league in its greatest growth years of the late 1970s. Ten years earlier, he had played a vital role in keeping the league alive through a 1969 season in which it declined to five teams. Coach of the U.S. National Team for nine games in 1968, including four World Cup qualifiers. Played 17 full internationals for Wales. Inducted in 1997.