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Frank Moniz

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Full nameFrank Moniz
Date of birthSeptember 26, 1911
Place of birthFall River, Massachusetts, United States
Date of deathJune 18, 2004
Place of deathFall River, Massachusetts, United States
Playing positionForward

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Frankie "Shorty" Moniz (misspelled Muniz and Munitz) (September 26, 1911 - June 18, 2004) was a U.S. soccer player who spent six seasons in the American Soccer League and earned two two caps with the U.S. national team.

In 1935, Moniz signed with the Kearny Scots in the American Soccer League. At some point he moved to the Pawtucket Rangers. In 1941, he left the ASL and joined the Fall River, Massachusetts Ponta Delgada S.C. which won the 1947 National Challenge Cup and National Amateur Cup. Based on these result, the U.S. Soccer Federation selected the club to act as the U.S. national team at the 1947 NAFC Championship. As a result, Moniz earned two caps with the U.S. national team. In the first game, the U.S. 5-0 to Mexico and in the second, they lost 5-2 to Cuba.

Moniz served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later owned a Sunoco gas station. He was inducted into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame in 1984.




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