Brad Choat (@choatsnews)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – One of the all-time great soccer players to come out of St. Louis has died at age 89.

KMOX Sports soccer analyst Bill McDermott says Frank Borghi has passed away.

Borghi was the goalkeeper on the U.S. National Team that upset heavily-favored England in a 1950 World Cup match, 1-0.

Actor Gerard Butler played the role of Borghi in the film about that team, called “The Game of Their Lives.”

There were five starting St. Louisans in that famous match: Borghi, Harry Keough, Gino Pariani, Frank “Pee Wee” Wallace, and Charlie Colombo.

Borghi had nine lifetime caps as a member of the U.S. National Team.

He became a funeral home director in the St. Louis area after retiring from soccer.

Borghi was inducted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in 1976 and the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

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