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Charlie Colombo

Full name: Charles Martin "Charlie" Colombo
Nickname(s): Gloves
Gender: Male
Born: July 20, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: May 7, 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: St. Louis Simpkins-Ford, St. Louis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Football

Biography

Charlie Colombo played soccer for the US national team from 1948-52, appearing in both the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, and playing for the US team at the 1950 World Cup, when they famously upset England, 1-0. Colombo played club football for St. Louis Simpkins-Ford, helping them win the National Challenge Cup in 1948 and 1950. He was known for always wearing gloves while playing, despite the weather, and as a result, was called “Gloves.” Colombo later coached St. Louis Ambrose. He is a member of the US Soccer Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 28 London Football Men's Football United States USA 9T
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Football Men's Football United States USA 17T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1948 Summer 28 London Football United States USA Final Standings 9T 1948-07-26 0 0 0
1948 Summer 28 London Football United States USA Round One Match #7 2 1948-08-02 ITA 9, USA 0 0
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Football United States USA Final Standings 17T 1952-07-15 0 0 0
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Football United States USA Qualifying Round Match #7 2 1952-07-16 ITA 8, USA 0 0
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