Helmuth Fluehe 2001 Hall Of Fame
Helmuth Fluehe

Helmuth Fluehe

1912 - 1999

A.C. Germania

Born February 19, 1912 in Einbeck, Germany, Helmuth played soccer as a young boy in school and continued on in the junior leagues as a young man. At the age of 17 (1929) Helmuth immigrated to the United States and came directly to Salt Lake City. One hour after his arrival, Helmuth was playing in his first game for A.C. Germania. He scored the game’s only goal, beating the Caledonia Soccer Club 1:0. Helmuth continued his soccer career playing the following seven years with A.C. Germania. The next four years Helmuth played for the Vikings Soccer Club and the Salt Lake Callies, but then returned to A.C. Germania where he completed his twenty-three-year soccer career in 1952. In his many memories of the game, he recalls playing games against the 'Benders,' a team comprised of prisoners from the Utah State Prison located in what is now Sugarhouse Park. The Benders always got home games. He also remembers not having the luxury of grass fields. Games were played on gravel fields or blacktop, causing many injuries.

Helmuth Fluehe 2001 Hall Of Fame
2001 Hall Of Fame
Helmuth Fluehe
Helmuth Fluehe

Helmuth Fluehe

1912 - 1999

A.C. Germania

Born February 19, 1912 in Einbeck, Germany, Helmuth played soccer as a young boy in school and continued on in the junior leagues as a young man. At the age of 17 (1929) Helmuth immigrated to the United States and came directly to Salt Lake City. One hour after his arrival, Helmuth was playing in his first game for A.C. Germania. He scored the game’s only goal, beating the Caledonia Soccer Club 1:0. Helmuth continued his soccer career playing the following seven years with A.C. Germania. The next four years Helmuth played for the Vikings Soccer Club and the Salt Lake Callies, but then returned to A.C. Germania where he completed his twenty-three-year soccer career in 1952. In his many memories of the game, he recalls playing games against the 'Benders,' a team comprised of prisoners from the Utah State Prison located in what is now Sugarhouse Park. The Benders always got home games. He also remembers not having the luxury of grass fields. Games were played on gravel fields or blacktop, causing many injuries.

2001 Hall Of Fame
Helmuth Fluehe





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Utah Soccer Association4476 S. Century Drive, Suite B Salt Lake City, UT 84123(801)263-8166