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Francis Ryan

Full name: Francis John Ryan
Nickname(s): Hun
Gender: Male
Born: January 10, 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 14, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: German-American Football Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Football

Biography

Francis “Hun” Ryan earned three caps for the US national team, playing in the 1928 and 1936 Olympics, in one match each, and at the 1934 World Cup, as a midfielder and forward. In club soccer he started his career with the Lighthouse Boys Club team, but in 1929 played in the American Soccer League (ASL) with New York Galicia. He was with them for one season before moving back to Lighthouse, but Ryan is mostly known for playing for the Philadelphia German-Americans from 1931-36, helping them win the 1934/35 ASL title and the 1936 National Challenge Cup. Ryan served in the US Army from 1942-45 with the Custer Division. He returned to soccer after the war, playing with the Philadelphia Nationals and helping them win the ASL Lewis Cup in 1948/49 and 1951/52. Ryan was inducted into the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 1958.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Football Men's Football United States USA 9T
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Football Men's Football United States USA 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Football United States USA Final Standings 9T 1928-05-27 0 0 0
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Football United States USA Round One Match #7 2 1928-05-29 ARG 11, USA 2 0
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Football United States USA Final Standings 9T 1936-08-03 0 0 0
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Football United States USA Round One Match #1 2 1936-08-03 ITA 1, USA 0 0
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