Rudy Getzinger

A midfielder who played for Chicago clubs in both the National Soccer League of Chicago and the North American Soccer League.

Getzinger, who was born in Yugoslavia and moved to Chicago as a teenager in 1958, starred for Schwaben of Chicago in the early and mid-1960s, and later for Maroons of Chicago. He led the National Soccer League in scoring in 1961 with 24 goals in 21 games, and won a National Amateur Cup with Schwaben in 1964. When the Chicago Sting of the NASL were formed in 1975, he was one of the first players signed played for them in 1975 and 1976.

Getzinger played eight full internationals for the United States, including two World Cup qualifiers in 1972. He also played in two Olympic qualifiers in 1964 and 1967.

Inducted in 1991.