George Tintle

The first famous goalkeeper in American soccer history, making Scandinavian tours with three different teams between 1916 and 1920.

Tintle played for a string of different teams during his career, including amateur clubs Harrison Alley Boys and Brooklyn Celtic, National Association Foot Ball League teams Paterson FC and Erie AA of Kearny, and Harrison AA of the original American Soccer League. He played two ASL seasons for Harrison, appearing in 18 games.

Tintle made his first Scandinavian tour with the U.S. national team in 1916, and was the United States goalkeeper in both of the full internationals on that tour, against Sweden and Norway. He then was a guest player on the Bethlehem Steel team’s Scandinavian tour in 1919 and a St. Louis all-star team’s Scandinavian tour in 1920.

Inducted in 1952.

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