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Lot 949: Johan Cruyff Cosmos No.30 jersey from the UNICEF game v World All Star
08 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Johan Cruyff Cosmos No.30 jersey from the UNICEF game v World All Stars played at the Giants Stadium 30th August 1978, white long-sleeved No.30 jersey with green & gold trim, and three gold stars representing the Cosmos three NASL Championship titles, the last of which was achieved three days before the UNICEF game, numbered 30 to the right sleeve and the back, the reverse also lettered CRUYFF The Dutch master Johan Cruyff had been rumoured to join the Cosmos but it never materialised. However, he played a few exhibition games for the New York team including this appearance in the 1978 UNICEF match, which ended as a 2-2 draw. The following year Cruyff did make a move to the NASL playing a season for the Los Angeles Aztecs, before transferring to the Washington Diplomats. Provenance: The Charles Martinelli Collection. Former Equipment Manager of the New York Cosmos.