Adam Wolanin

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Adam Wolanin
Personal information
Full name Adam Wolanin
Date of birth (1919-11-13)November 13, 1919
Place of birth Lwow, Poland
Date of death October 26, 1987(1987-10-26) (aged 67)
Place of death Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1939 Pogoń Lwów 29 (14)
1939–1940 Spartak Lviv
1941 Spartak Moscow 1 (0)
Blackpool
0000–1950 Chicago Maroons
1950–? A.A.C. Eagles
Chicago Falcons
National team
1950 United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Adam Wolanin (November 13, 1919 – October 26, 1987) was a Polish American soccer forward who was a member of the U.S. national team at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Professional career[edit]

Wolanin began his professional career with Polish First Division club Pogoń Lwów when he was seventeen; when Germany invaded Poland, sparking World War II in September 1939, Wolanin fled to England where he played for English First Division club Blackpool. However, he never cracked the first team before moving to the United States, he eventually settled in Chicago where he played for the Maroons and A.A.C. Eagles of the National Soccer League of Chicago. In 1950, he joined the Chicago Falcons, winning the 1953 National Challenge Cup with the team.

National team[edit]

In 1950, Wolanin was called up to the U.S. national team for the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He played in the first U.S. game of the tournament, a 3-1 loss to Spain.[1]

Wolanin was inducted, along with the rest of the 1950 U.S. World Cup team, into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1976 and the Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame in 1992,[2] he is buried in Maryhill Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum, in Chicago, Illinois[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "National Soccer Hall of Fame profile". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  • "Chicago Eagles history" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2007-10-14.
  • Adam WolaninFIFA competition record