Paul Child

One of the North American Soccer League’s top all-time goalscorers.

Child, who played more than half of his 10-year NASL career with the San Jose Earthquakes, scored 102 goals in 244 NASL games, fifth on the NASL career goalscoring list. He was chosen a first-team NASL all-star twice, in 1972, when he was with the Atlanta Chiefs, and 1974, when he was with San Jose and led the league in scoring with 15 goals.

Child, who was born and raised in England, broke into the NASL with Atlanta in 1972 and played for the same team, renamed the Atlanta Apollos, in 1973. He then played for San Jose from 1974 through 1979,the Memphis Rogues in 1980 and the new Atlanta Chiefs in 1981. He played two games in the U.S. national team.

After his playing career, Child coached the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the A-League for a number of years.

Inducted in 2003.