Eric Wynalda

Photo by Keadrick D. Washington/PR Photos

Birth Name: Eric Boswell Wynalda

Place of Birth: Fullerton, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 9, 1969

*Dutch (father)
*Scottish, English, some Irish (mother)

Eric Wynalda is an American television sports analyst and retired association football player.

Eric’s paternal grandfather was Alvin Wynalda (the son of Martin Wynalda/Wynalder and Katherine/Catherine/Tryntje Bergsma). Alvin was born in Arum, Friesland, Netherlands. Martin was the son of David Wynalda and Margaret Jacobs Hemstra.

Eric’s paternal grandmother was Della Rykse (the daughter of George Rykse and Anna De Ruiter). Della was born in Michigan, of Dutch descent. George was the son of Willem Rykse. Anna was the daughter of Anneko DeRuiter and Jantje Oostema.

Eric’s maternal grandparents were Bill Joe Boswell (the son of Evault M. Boswell and Lucille Lee Lemley) and Naomi Jean Moss (the daughter of Sidney Lee Moss and Flora Lee Benham). Lucille was the daughter of William L. Lemley and Alma Edith Gibson. Flora was the daughter of Robert Benham and Myrtle Hogan.

Sources: Eric’s paternal grandfather, Alvin Wynalda, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Eric’s paternal great-grandfather, Martin Wynalda/Wynalder –

Obituary of Eric’ paternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine/Tryntje (Bergsma) Wynalda –

Eric’s paternal grandmother, Della Rykse, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Death records of Eric’s paternal great-grandparents, George Rykse and Anna DeRuiter –

Eric’s maternal grandfather, Bill Joe Boswell, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Eric’s maternal great-grandmother, Lucille Lee Lemley –

Eric’s great-grandmother, Flora Lee Benham, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    I remember this guy at USA ’94, I wondered about the origin of his surname.


    Can you add Clint Dempsey? You just have to copy and paste from Landon Donovan page

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