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Robert “Bob” Joseph Annis (September 5, 1928 – March 31, 1995) was an American soccer defender. He was a member of both the 1948 United States Olympic soccer team and the U.S. team at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Bob Annis
Personal information
Full name Robert Joseph Annis
Date of birth (1928-09-05)September 5, 1928
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Date of death March 31, 1995(1995-03-31) (aged 66)
Place of death St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1950 St. Louis Simpkins-Ford
National team
1948 United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Annis was a member of the St. Louis Simpkins-Ford club from at least 1948 to 1950. During that time, Simpkins was a dominant team, winning both the 1948 and 1950 National Challenge Cup championships.

National and Olympic TeamsEdit

Annis was selected for the American squad at the 1948 Summer Olympics. However, he did not play in the only U.S. game of the tournament, a 9-0 loss to Italy.

Later that summer, he earned his only caps with the national team, a 3-1 win over Israel on September 26, 1948.[1] In 1950, Annis was part of the U.S. team at the 1950 FIFA World Cup, but never entered a game as the U.S. went 1-2 in the first round. Annis was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1995, along with the rest of the 1950 U.S. World Cup squad.

Personal InformationEdit

He is buried in Resurrection Cemetery in Affton, Missouri.[2]


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