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.
|Full name||Robert Joseph Annis|
|Date of birth||September 5, 1928|
|Place of birth||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Date of death||March 31, 1995(aged 66)|
|Place of death||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|1947–1950||St. Louis Simpkins-Ford|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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. 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.