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Lot 930: Giorgio Chinaglia full Cosmos playing kit worn in the NASL Championshi
08 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Giorgio Chinaglia full Cosmos playing kit worn in the NASL Championship Soccer Bowl v Seattle Sounders at the Civic Stadium, Portland, Oregon, 28th August 1977, comprising a green short-sleeved jersey numbered 9 to the front the right sleeve and the back, the reverse also lettered CHINAGLIA, a pair of white No.9 shorts and a pair of green socks (4) New York Cosmos centre-forward Giorgio Chinaglia scored the winning goal when the Cosmos won the '77 Soccer Bowl defeating Seattle Sounders 2-1. Chinaglia was born in Italy but grew up in south Wales and began his youth career at Swansea.Town before playing in Italian football until 1976, latterly at Lazio. He then joined Cosmos where he was spectacularly successful scoring 193 goals in 213 games and winning four Championship Rings in 1977, 1978, 1980 & 1982. In 2014 the franchise retired the Cosmos No.9 jersey. Charles Martinelli confirms that this shirt was worn in the first half. The rest of the kit was worn for the whole game. Provenance: The Charles Martinelli Collection. Former Equipment Manager of the New York Cosmos.