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Fritz Kungl

A native of Nasicka Breznica, Yugoslavia, Fritz Kungl learned to play soccer in Hungry. Prior to coming to the United States in 1952, Kungl honed his skills in Germany. He entered The University of Akron in 1958, at 23 years of age, and made his presence known immediately as the Zip boosters won nine of 10 matches. With that mark came Akron's first of four straight Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association championships and Kungl earned second team All-American honors at halfback. Kungl missed the 1959 season but returned to lead Akron to a 10-1 mark in 1960, 12-2 in 1961 and 5-4-1 in 1962. Switching to the left inside, Kungl enjoyed his most productive season in 1960, booting 17 goals, to lead the team, and assisting on eight others. On this occasion he earned honorable mention All-American. The Zip record slipped during Kungl's senior campaign but he was still accorded first team All-American honors. During his four-year career, Kungl accounted for 36 goals and 18 assists, was named All-Ohio and All-Midwest all four years. In 1976 Kungl was a charter inductee into UA's Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted 1983 | Soccer