Walter Bahr

American soccer player

Walter Alfred Bahr (April 1, 1927 – June 18, 2018) was an American professional soccer player. He was thought to be one of the greatest ever in his country.[1] He was the long-time captain of the U.S. national team and played in the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Walt Bahr
Personal information
Full name Walter Alfred Bahr
Date of birth (1927-04-01)April 1, 1927
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of death June 18, 2018(2018-06-18) (aged 91)
Place of death Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Philadelphia Nationals
Uhrik Truckers
Philadelphia United German-Hungarians
National team
1948–1957 United States 19 (1)
Teams managed
1958–1963 Philadelphia Spartans
1964–1969 Philadelphia Ukrainians
1970–1973 Temple Owls
1974–1988 Penn State Nittany Lions
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bahr died on June 18, 2018, in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, from complications related to a broken hip, aged 91.[3]


  1. Walter Bahr in the National Soccer Hall of Fame
  2. "Walter Bahr". National Soccer Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2005-11-07.
  3. "Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead". Tampa Bay Times. June 18, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.

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