Joe Gaetjens

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Birthday
19, 1924
Birthplace
Haiti
Death Date
Jul 10, 1964 (40)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1924
Birthplace
Haiti
Death Date
Jul 10, 1964 (40)

About

Haitian soccer player who played for the US national team in the 1950 FIFA World Cup and scored the winning goal against England.

Before Fame

He won two Ligue Haïtienne championships when he was 14 and 16.

Trivia

He was killed by Haiti's secret police because his brother was associated with a group of exiles and revolutionaries.

Family Life

His father was of German descent and even went as far to register his birth certificate with the German embassy just in case he ever wanted German citizenship.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Jimmy Jean Louis in the film The Game of Their Lives.

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