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Paul Caligiuri

Personal information
Full namePaul David Caligiuri
Date of birthMarch 9, 1964(age 52)
Place of birthWestminster, California, United States
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionDefender/Midfielder

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Paul David Caligiuri (born March 9, 1964 in Westminster, California) is a retired American soccer player.

Caliguiri's professional career spanned 16 years, during which he played for numerous teams in the United States and Germany, and for the U.S. national team. During his 14 years as a defender and defensive midfielder with the national team, he earned 110 caps and scored five goals.

Caligiuri is best remembered for his game-winning goal widely dubbed the "Shot heard round the world," which he scored in a 1 0 World Cup qualifier victory over Trinidad and Tobago on November 19, 1989. The victory qualified the United States for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, its first World Cup berth since 1950. There Caligiuri notched the first World Cup goal for the U.S. national team in 40 years, scoring in a 5 1 defeat against Czechoslovakia. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

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