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Lot 928: Franz Beckenbauer's Cosmos No.6 playing kit worn in the NASL Eastern D
08 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Franz Beckenbauer's Cosmos No.6 playing kit worn in the NASL Eastern Division Conference Championship (1st Leg) v Rochester Lancers, New York, at the Holleder Memorial Stadium 21th August 1977, a green & white trimmed Cosmos jersey number 6 on the front, right sleeve & back, the reverse also lettered BECKENBAUER; and a pair of white No.6 shorts; sold together with the official "Kick" programme for the return leg at the Giants Stadium 24th August(3) Over the two legs Cosmos defeated the Lancers 6-2 on aggregate. In the 1st Leg Cosmos won the match 2-1 through goals by Steve Hunt & Giorgio Chinaglia. In the 2nd Leg at the Giants Stadium the Cosmos won 4-1 with goals by Georgio Chinaglia (2), Pele & Vito Dimitrijevic. Cosmos went onto play and beat the Seattle Sounders in the '77 Soccer Bowl. Provenance: The Charles Martinelli Collection. Former Equipment Manager of the New York Cosmos.