Fred Shields (soccer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Fred Shields (soccer)

American soccer referee

Date of Birth: 18-Nov-1912

Place of Birth: Harrison, New Jersey, United States

Date of Death: 28-Jan-1985

Profession: association football referee, association football player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Fred Shields (soccer)

  • Ferdinand J.
  • "Fred" Zbikowski (November 18, 1912 - January 28, 1985), sometimes known as Fred Shields, was a U.S.
  • soccer player who was a member of the U.S.
  • soccer team at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
  • He played professionally in the American Soccer League and is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Zbikowski was born in Harrison, New Jersey, where he played soccer at Harrison High School.
  • He then attended Panzer College.
  • He played for the Newark Portuguese in the State League, Independent F.C.
  • in the Northern New Jersey League, Prague Football Club and the Kearny Scots-Americans of the American Soccer League.
  • He was a member of the U.S.
  • soccer team at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
  • He served with the Third Army during World War II.
  • Shields was a physical education instructor at Harrison High School for 40 years; his wife also taught at the school, and his son Ron was HHS principal for 19 years.
  • He served as a high school, college and senior amateur referee from 1946-1973.
  • He was also a referee of some 1948 National Challenge Cup games.
  • At some point, he changed his name to Fred Shields.
  • He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1968 under that name.

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