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Jim Zylker

Full name: James Francis "Jim" Zylker
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: January 11, 1951 in San Francisco, California, United States
Affiliations: San Francisco Vikings
Country: USA United States
Sport: Football


Jim Zylker started playing for the San Francisco Vikings when he was only 8-years-old, and stayed with them throughout his amateur career. The club had been founded by his grandfather, Derk de Ruiter Zijlker, who played goalkeeper in the Netherlands before emigrating to the United States. Zylker played college soccer at San Jose State University. In addition to his 1972 Olympic appearance he played with the US team that tried to qualify for the 1976 Olympics. Zylker played two seasons in the North American Soccer League (NASL), playing with the San Jose Earthquakes in 1975-76 and the San Antonio Thunder in 1976. He was inducted into the San Jose State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004. Zylker later coached soccer, notably with the Cañada College women’s team.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Football Men's Football United States USA 13T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1972 Summer 21 München Football United States USA Final Standings 13T 1972-08-27 0 0 0
1972 Summer 21 München Football United States USA Group A Match #6 2 1972-08-31 FRG 7, USA 0 0 0
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