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Herman Wecke

Full name: Herman William Wecke
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: March 10, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: November 19, 2015
Affiliations: St. Louis Kutis, St. Louis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Football


Herman Wecke grew up playing soccer (football) in and around St. Louis. He played for two teams during his career, although they had multiple names due to sponsorship changes. He started out with Paul Schulte Motors in 1948, which became McMahon Pontiac in 1949. In 1950 he helped Zenthoefer Furs win the St. Louis Major League title. He then returned to his first team, then named the St. Louis Raiders, later to be renamed St. Louis Kutis SC. With Kutis, Wecke helped them win the 1957 National Challenge Cup and five consecutive National Amateur Cups from 1956-60.

Wecke played on the US national team at the 1956 Olympics, and helped them win a silver medal at the 1959 Pan American Games. He also earned seven caps for the US from 1954-57, playing during qualifying for the 1958 World Cup, although the US was eliminated. Wecke was inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in October 1983.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Football Men's Football United States USA 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Football United States USA Final Standings 5T 1956-11-23 0 0 0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Football United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1956-11-28 YUG 9, USA 1 0
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