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Julius Hjulian

Julius Hjulian

American soccer player
Julius Hjulian
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Intro American soccer player
Was Athlete Football player Association football player
From Sweden United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 15 March 1903, Sweden
Death 1 February 1974 (aged 70 years)
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Biography

Julius Hjulian (né Hjulin; March 15, 1903 – February 1974) was the United States goalkeeper at the 1934 FIFA World Cup.

Career

Julin started his career playing in Sweden, and became Swedish champion 1921 with IFK Eskilstuna. His name was then Julius Hjulin. Hjulin emigrated in 1922 to the United States together with his brother and settled in Chicago. Hjulian returned to Europe and in 1925–26 he played with Celtic F.C. but did not make any league appearances.

Hjulian spent his career in Chicago. In 1930, he is listed as playing with Chicago Sparta. At the time, Sparta dominated the National Soccer League of Chicago and consistently won the Peel Cup. In 1934, he was playing for the Chicago Wieboldt (Wonderbolts) when they broke Sparta’s hold on the Peel Cup. That year, he was selected as the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. national team at the 1934 FIFA World Cup. Hjulian gained his first cap when the U.S. defeated Mexico, 4–2, in a World Cup qualifier. The U.S. then lost to Italy in the first round of the World Cup by 7–1.

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