Lot 935: The match ball from the Cosmos v Santos game played at the Pontiac Sta
08 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: The match ball from the Cosmos v Santos game played at the Pontiac Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, 5th October 1977, a French manufactured Adidas Official NASL soccer ball bearing the facsimile signature of Commissioner Phil Woosnam, the pentagon panels with white outlined red stars on a blue background, the ball bears the match identification in the hand of the Cosmos equipment manager Charles Martinelli, housed in a Lucite display box; sold together with an official Santos club pennant (2) Four days after Pele's Farewell Match, Cosmos played Santos in a second game staged in Detroit. The teams were separated by a Giorgio Chinaglia goal for the Cosmos. Provenance: The Charles Martinelli Collection. Former Equipment Manager of the New York Cosmos.