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Frank Wallace (soccer)

Frank Wallace (soccer)
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Full nameFrank Valicenti
Playing positionForward

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Frank Valicenti, aka Frank "Pee Wee" Wallace, (Born: July 15, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri; Died: November 13, 1979 in St. Louis) was an American international soccer player who played as forward. He earned 7 caps and scored 3 goals for the United States men's national soccer team, and played in the U.S. team's historic 1 0 victory over England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Wallace was born as Frank Valicenti, but his family changed their name when he was a youth. During World War II, he was captured by the Germans and spent sixteen months in a prisoner of war camp. After returning to St. Louis, he played with Raftery during the 1945-1946 season. He was the third leading scorer in the St. Louis Major League during the 1947-1948 season while playing with Steamfitters. He later spent ten seasons with St. Louis Simpkins-Ford.

He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1976 and the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in 1975.

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