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Joseph Gryzik

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Date of birthOctober 10, 1927(age 89)
Place of birthKatowice, Poland
Playing positionHalfback

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Joseph Gryzik (born October 10, 1927 in Katowice, Poland) was a U.S. soccer halfback who spent his entire career with the Chicago Eagles of the National Soccer League of Chicago. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Gryzik emigrated to the United States in 1949, settling in Chicago, Illinois. When he arrived, he joined the Polish American Athletic Club of the National Soccer League of Chicago. In 1950, the team was renamed the Chicago Eagles. Gryzik and his team mates won five Peel Cup titles (1950, 1954, 1955, 1957 and 1963). Gryzik holds the Peel Cup single game scoring record with eight goals. In 1955, the Eagles went to the National Amateur Cup finals where they fell to the Pittsburgh Heidelberg Tornados. Gryzik retired in 1965, having spent his entire career with the Eagles, after suffing a career ending injury.

Gryzik was a member of the U.S. soccer team at the 1963 Pan American Games. He was also selected to the U.S. team which did not qualify for the 1964 Summer Olympics.

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