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Werner Nilsen
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Werner Nilsen

2005 Inductee

Midfielder

Attacker

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Forward who played for the United States in the 1934 World Cup. Nilsen, who emigrated from Norway in 1923, played six seasons in the original American Soccer League, primarily for Boston and Fall River, before continuing his career in St. Louis after the end of the original ASL. He won U.S. Open Cup titles in 1930 and 1931 with Fall River, in 1932 with New Bedford and in 1933 and 1934 with Stix, Baer & Fuller of St. Louis. He scored 131 goals in his 239 games in the original ASL. Inducted in 2005.

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