Fabriciano Salcedo

Fabriciano Salcedo nació en Cantabria en 1914. Ya era un gran futbolista cuando emigró con su familia a Estados Unidos en 1929. En 1934 lo fichó el equipo “Brooklyn Hispanos” de la American Soccer League, donde pasaría la mayor parte de su carrera. Jugó con la selección nacional de EEUU en un amistoso contra Escocia en 1935…

Fabriciano Salcedo was born in Cantabria, Spain, in 1914. He was already an accomplished soccer player when he moved to the states with his family in 1929. In 1934, he joined the Brooklyn Hispanos in the American Soccer League, where he spent most of his career. He played with the US national team in an unofficial game against Scotland in 1935. In 1943 he led the Hispanos to their only league title, and was the league’s leading scorer in 1938, 1941 and 1946. “Fabri” died in 1985 and was inducted posthumously into the National Soccer Hall of Fame twenty years later. (Scan of membership card, courtesy of La Nacional/ Sociedad Benéfica Española, New York’s oldest Spanish club, founded in 1868). For a more complete account of Fabri’s life and career, see David Litterer’s biographical sketch here.