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Giorgio Chinaglia

Giorgio Chinaglia (Soccer.  Born, Carrera, Italy, Jan. 24, 1947.)  Giorgio Chinaglia, the crowd-pleasing goal scorer, was the leading scorer in the history of the North American Soccer League.  He scored 193 goals in 213 league games and added another 49 in 41 playoff games.  During his eight-year career with the New York Cosmos, Chinaglia set […]

Vladimir Bogicevic

Vladimir Bogicevic (Soccer.  Born, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Nov. 6, 1950.)  Signing with the N.A.S.L. Cosmos from Red Star Belgrade, Vladimis Bogicevic made an immediate impact in the 1978 season.  “Bogie” scored 10 goals in 30 games and helped the Cosmos win their third Soccer Bowl title and second in succession.  He was to play on two […]

Sy Berger

Sy Berger (Cards.  Born, New York, NY, July 12, 1923.)  Known as the father of the modern baseball card, Seymour Perry Berger was actually much more than that.  Berger did not invent the baseball card (cards were known in the 19th century), but in his hands it was transformed into a modern sports phenomenon.  After […]

Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer (Soccer. Born, September 11, 1945, Munich, West Germany.)  Fabled throughout Europe for his stylish field generalship that really redefined forms of soccer, Franz Beckenbauer was known to soccer fans as “The Kaiser.”  On May 25, 1977, this world-class player came to America to join a New York Cosmos team that already featured Pele […]

Carlos Alberto

Carlos Alberto (Soccer.  Born, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 17, 1944.)  Carlos Alberto (Torres) was rated one of the great defenders in soccer during his long career and was selected 73 times for the Brazilian national team.  Alberto joined the Cosmos during the 1977 North American Soccer League season and immediately made a big contribution […]

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