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Willy Schaller
German politician

Willy Schaller

Willy Schaller
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Intro German politician
Was Politician
From Germany
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 30 May 1923, Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Death 17 April 1983, Weiden in der Oberpfalz (aged 59 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Willy (Willie) Schaller (February 23, 1933 - January 3, 2015) was a U.S. soccer defender who played most of his career in the German American Soccer League. He also played on the U.S. soccer team at the 1952 Summer Olympics. He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1996.

Club career

While born in Germany, Schaller’s family moved to the United States when he was a young boy. He joined Schwaben of the German American Soccer League when he was in high school. In 1953, he joined the U.S. Army, serving until 1955. At some point, he moved to Blau-Weiss Gottschee, playing with the team through at least 1960.

National teams

In 1952, he was selected to the U.S. soccer team which competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics. He was nineteen at the time. The U.S. lost its first game of the single elimination tournament to Italy. In 1959, he was with the U.S. team which won the bronze medal at the Pan American Games.


After retiring from playing professionally, Schaller became a youth and high school soccer coach.

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