Guenter Scherwinski 2000 Hall Of Fame
Guenter Scherwinski

Guenter Scherwinski

1938 -

Sports Club Alemannia

Born February 23, 1939 in Elbing, Germany (East Prussia). Guenter was better known as 'Piccolo' by nearly all friends and foes on the soccer field. Shortly after the War Guenter’s family fled to the western part of Germany and settled into the town of Langen, just south of Frankfurt that was controlled by the Americans. There he and the neighborhood boys started playing soccer with anything that resembled a ball. Guenter always played goalkeeper. He was small and had quick reflexes and played that position even when he advanced to the town’s youth soccer team. In 1953 his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Salt Lake City. He joined SC Alemannia in 1954. During this time (1954-1957) he attended South high School and was part of the first teams (included East and West High School) that started High School soccer in Utah. Since AC Alemannia already had a goalkeeper and the team was in need of a left winger, Guenter’s natural abilities came to light very quickly. Known for a deadly shot to the near goalpost it never failed him in all the years of play. Guenter was part of the AC Alemannia team that dominated the Association from the late 50’s throughout the 60’s. AC Alemannia won six State Championships and a record setting nine straight Daynes Challenge Cup Championships during this time. The club also traveled to Germany on several occasions for exhibition matches and represented Utah in the Intermountain Championships man times.

Guenter Scherwinski 2000 Hall Of Fame
2000 Hall Of Fame
Guenter Scherwinski
Guenter Scherwinski

Guenter Scherwinski

1938 -

Sports Club Alemannia

Born February 23, 1939 in Elbing, Germany (East Prussia). Guenter was better known as 'Piccolo' by nearly all friends and foes on the soccer field. Shortly after the War Guenter’s family fled to the western part of Germany and settled into the town of Langen, just south of Frankfurt that was controlled by the Americans. There he and the neighborhood boys started playing soccer with anything that resembled a ball. Guenter always played goalkeeper. He was small and had quick reflexes and played that position even when he advanced to the town’s youth soccer team. In 1953 his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Salt Lake City. He joined SC Alemannia in 1954. During this time (1954-1957) he attended South high School and was part of the first teams (included East and West High School) that started High School soccer in Utah. Since AC Alemannia already had a goalkeeper and the team was in need of a left winger, Guenter’s natural abilities came to light very quickly. Known for a deadly shot to the near goalpost it never failed him in all the years of play. Guenter was part of the AC Alemannia team that dominated the Association from the late 50’s throughout the 60’s. AC Alemannia won six State Championships and a record setting nine straight Daynes Challenge Cup Championships during this time. The club also traveled to Germany on several occasions for exhibition matches and represented Utah in the Intermountain Championships man times.

2000 Hall Of Fame
Guenter Scherwinski





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