Peter Ratican

Peter Joseph Ratican (April 13, 1887 – November 20, 1922) was an American soccer midfielder who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics. He was born and died in St. Louis, Missouri.[1]

Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 1904 St. Louis Team competition

Ratican, older brother to National Soccer Hall of Fame member Harry Ratican, grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he attended Christian Brothers College. In 1904, St. Louis hosted the 1904 Summer Olympics and CBC entered its men's soccer team into the games. The CBC men took the silver medal, with Ratican playing all four matches as a midfielder. Ratican later played professionally in the St. Louis Soccer League. During the 1909–10 St. Louis Soccer League season, he was with St. Teresa F.C. At the time of his death following brain surgery, Ratican was both the owner of and a player on the Ben Millers.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Peter Ratican". Olympedia. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  2. ^ "November 22, 1922 The Globe". Archived from the original on October 26, 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2010.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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