Ray “Granny” Kraft

A referee at national and international levels.

Kraft was a FIFA international referee in 1956 and from 1960 to 1966, and also handled games in the American Soccer League, New York’s International Soccer League, the National Professional Soccer League and the North American Soccer League. During his time as a FIFA referee, he referred games including teams from Germany, Brazil, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Poland, Yugoslavia and the United States.

He played for 20 years in the Baltimore area, and then managed the Pompeii team that reached the U.S. Open Cup final in 1958.

Inducted in 1984.