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George Tintle
American soccer player

George Tintle

George Tintle
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Intro American soccer player
Was Athlete Football player Association football player
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 24 December 1892, Harrison, Hudson County, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Death 14 January 1975, Harrison, Hudson County, New Jersey, U.S.A. (aged 82 years)
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George Tintle (December 24, 1892 in Harrison, New Jersey – January 14, 1975 in Harrison, New Jersey) was a U.S. soccer goalkeeper who played the first two U.S. national team games in 1916. He spent at least ten seasons in the National Association Football League and two in the first American Soccer League. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.


In 1908, Tintle began his professional career with the Harrison Alley Boys. He remained with the Alley Boys until 1914. He then played with Independent F.C. of Harrison. He spent at least one season, 1916–1917; with Brooklyn CelticArchived October 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. before entering the U.S. Army for World War I. In addition to playing for Celtic, Tintle also went on loan to the Alley Boys during the spring of 1916. After returning from service with the 29th Division in France in 1919 joined Bethlehem Steel for a Scandinavian tour.[1]. He then spent a single season with Paterson F.C. and one season, 1920–1921, with Erie A.A.. When the American Soccer League replaced the NAFBL in 1921, Tintle spent two seasons with Harrison F.C..

National team

Tintle earned two caps with the national team in 1916. In the first official U.S. national team game, the U.S. defeated Sweden on August 20, 1916. On September 3, 1916, Tintle and his team mates tied Norway before returning to the U.S.[1]


Tintle coached Harrison High School after retiring from playing professionally. According to the Soccer Hall of Fame, his team went seven seasons undefeated.

He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1953.

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