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John Nelson
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John Nelson

2005 Inductee

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Forward who was the No. 2 all-time goalscorer in the original American Soccer League. Nelson scored 223 goals in his 250 ASL games, second only to Archie Stark among the league’s scorers. Nelson played eight seasons in the ASL, for Brooklyn Wanderers, Fall River Marksmen, J&P Coats, New York Nationals and New York Giants before his career was ended by a knee injury in 1931 at the age of 26. Inducted in 2005.

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