John “Frenchy” Boulos

Forward who played for a number of leading New York teams in the 1940s and ’50s. Boulos, who was born in Haiti and moved to New York as a child, joined Brooklyn Hispano of the American Soccer League in 1940 and played for them through 1949, although he was in the army for several of those seasons. He then played four more ASL seasons for Hakoah before finishing his career with Lithuanian Sport of the German-American League, where he won a league title in 1954. During his army years in India, he organized a soccer team that competed successfully against British army teams.

Many of his best games during he ASL years were in New York all-star teams and ASL all-star teams against touring European and South Americans teams and on tour with ASL selections.

Inducted in 1980.

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