Lot 945: The match ball from the Cosmos v World All Stars UNICEF game played at
08 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: The match ball from the Cosmos v World All Stars UNICEF game played at the Giants Stadium, New Jersey, 30th August 1978, 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 a colour photo showing Pele who came onto the pitch to greet the crowd before kick-off (2) The match ended as a 2-2 draw with Giorgo Chinaglia and Seninho scoring for the hosts, and Rivellino and Leonardo Cuellar. Provenance: The Charles Martinelli Collection. Former Equipment Manager of the New York Cosmos.