Hess, Alois : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Hess, Alois

Hess was a member of the famed Hakoah-Vienna club in the mid-1920s. The soccer team has been inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. During his career, Hess also played for the Austrian National team.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. 1905 - d. unknown

Career Highlights:
A left halfback, Hess was a starting member of Hakoah in 1926 when they made a ten-game tour of the United States. They won six games, lost two, and drew two, while playing in front of a total of 200,000 people. On May 1, 1926, they played before 46,000 at the Polo Grounds in New York City, the American record for attendance at a soccer game until 1977.


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