Born: St. Louis, Missouri. First played for Christian Brothers
College in St. Louis and then continued with St. Louis University. His abilities soon attracted the famous Ben Millers club and he played for them from 1911 to 1915. He then moved east to join Bethlehem Steel where he won National Challenge Cup medals in 1918 and 1919 and toured Scandinavia with the team
in 1919. He won a third Challenge Cup medal playing for Robins Dry Dock in 1921 and was on the losing side with Todd Shipyards in 1922. Ratican also toured Sweden for the second time with the St. Louis team in 1920. He was coaching in St. Louis in the 1950s and became vice chairman of the Missouri Commission.
Inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1950.
Source: Colin Jose, Historian, National Soccer Hall of Fame
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club