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Werner Fricker
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Werner Fricker

1992 Inductee

Midfielder

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The U.S. Soccer Federation president who headed the effort that won for the United States the right to host the 1994 World Cup. Fricker was president of the U.S. Soccer Federation from 1984 to 1990 and played a great role in improving the U.S. Soccer Federation’s financial situation, but is best known for the successful World Cup bid. It also was on Fricker’s watch, in 1989, that the United States qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 40 years. Had earlier been an outstanding amateur player and captain of the United German-Hungarians from 1958 to 1969, including the National Amateur Cup winning team of 1965. Inducted in 1992.

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