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Jimmy Douglas (American soccer)

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Full nameJames Edward Douglas
Date of birthJanuary 12, 1898
Place of birthEast Newark, New Jersey, United States
Date of deathMarch 5, 1972(age 74)
Place of deathPoint Pleasant, New Jersey, United States
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Jimmy Douglas (January 12, 1898 in East Newark, New Jersey March 5, 1972 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey) was a U.S. soccer goalkeeper who spent his career in the first American Soccer League (ASL). He earned nine caps with the U.S. national team, making his first appearance for the "Stars and Stripes" at the 1924 Summer Olympics. Notably, he finished his international career at the 1930 FIFA World Cup, where he posted the first "clean sheet" in World Cup history. Douglas was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1953.


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