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Encyclopedia > New York Cosmos
New York Cosmos
Full name New York Cosmos
Nickname(s) Cosmos
Founded 1971
Dissolved 1985
Ground Giants Stadium
(Capacity 78,000)
League North American Soccer League
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The New York Cosmos (1971–1985), known simply as the Cosmos for the 1977 and 1978 seasons, was a soccer franchise based in New York City and its suburbs that operated in the North American Soccer League from 1971 to 1984. Founded by brothers Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün as well as Warner Bros. President Steve Ross, it was one of the stronger NASL franchises, both athletically and financially. It became known around the world for signing the great Brazilian player Pelé who, though past his prime, was nonetheless one of the team's, and the league's, top gate draws during his tenure with the Cosmos. The NASL folded after the 1984 season, but the Cosmos attempted to operate as an independent team in 1985 before it ceased activity too. old logo Jomo Cosmos is a South African football (soccer) team based in Johannesburg that participates in the countrys Premier Soccer League. ... New York Cosmos logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Giants Stadium, frequently referred to as The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams of the NFL, and the Red Bull New York soccer team of MLS. It is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey in the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Soccer redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... Bust of Nesuhi Ertegün at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923 – December 14, 2006) and Nesuhi Ertegün (November 26, 1917 – April 15, 1989), were the Turkish-American executives of Atlantic Records. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pele redirects here. ...

Contents

Name and colors

The name was coined by Clive Toye, the club's first general manager. Taking inspiration from the New York Mets, which is essentially short for "Metropolitans," Toye took it a step further: Cosmopolitans, or Cosmos. Toye staged a "name the team" contest, choosing the entry that matched his planned team name. Clive Toye was inducted to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in the United States in 2003. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (current) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major...


For the colors, Toye chose the green and yellow of Brazil, part of his strategy to lure Pelé to the United States.[1] The club initially wore Brazil's yellow shirt, blue shorts and white socks, but this evolved to all green with a yellow stripe after about two seasons. When Pele did come on board, the kit was all white, just like Santos, while the green kit was relegated to away kit duty. Santos Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Santos, is a Brazilian football team from Santos, São Paulo state, Brazil. ...


A kit designed by Ralph Lauren was used from 1979 to the end; the home kit remained all white, though with navy and yellow trims. The away kit was made navy shirts and shorts with yellow trim, and unsual socks with then yellow and navy hoops. Later, the away socks were made all navy. For the company, see Polo Ralph Lauren. ...


History

Famous players to play for the club include Carlos Alberto, Ramón Mifflin, Franz Beckenbauer, Vladislav Bogićević, Giorgio Chinaglia, Hubert Birkenmeier, Rick Davis, Marinho Chagas, Andranik Eskandarian, Johan Neeskens, Werner Roth, Julio Cesar Romero, Roberto Cabanas, Carlos Alberto, Shep Messing, Erol Yasin Ozdanak,Jomo Sono (who later named his own soccer club in South Africa the Jomo Cosmos) and most notably Pelé. On October 1, 1977, Pelé closed out his legendary career in front of a capacity crowd at Giants Stadium. In an exhibition match televised nationwide and worldwide, he played the first half with the Cosmos and the second half with his old team Santos. Carlos Alberto Torres (born July 17, 1944, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian football (soccer) player. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... Vladislav Bogićević (Serbian Cyrillic: Владислав Богићевић) (born November 7, 1950 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia) is a former Serbian football (soccer) player. ... Giorgio Chinaglia. ... Richard Dean (Rick or Ricky) Davis (born November 24, 1958 in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Claremont, California) is a retired American soccer midfielder, and former captain of the U.S. National Team for much of the 1980s. ... Marinho Chagas, real name Francisco das Chagas Marinho, (born February 8, 1952 in Natal) was a football player from Brazil. ... Andranik Eskandarian (born December 31, 1951) is an Iranian-American soccer player of Armenian descent, who played defender for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. ... Johannes (Johan) Jacobus Neeskens (born September 15, 1951) is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. ... Werner Roth (born April 4, 1948 in Yugoslavia) is an American soccer player most associated with the New York Cosmos. ... Romerito (born Julio Cesar Romero Insfrán on August 28, 1960 in Luque, Paraguay) was a Paraguayan football player. ... Roberto Cabañas (born on April 20, 1961 in Pilar, Paraguay) was a Paraguayan football player who played as a striker. ... Carlos Alberto Torres (born July 17, 1944, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian football (soccer) player. ... Shep Messing (born Bronx, New York) is a former American soccer star and current broadcaster. ... Matsilela Ephraim Sono (affectionately known as Jomo Sono and sometimes also called the Black Prince of South African Soccer) (17 July 1955 - ) is a South African soccer club owner and coach and was also a star soccer player. ... old logo Jomo Cosmos is a South African football (soccer) team based in Johannesburg that participates in the countrys Premier Soccer League. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Giants Stadium, frequently referred to as The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams of the NFL, and the Red Bull New York soccer team of MLS. It is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey in the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which... Santos Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Santos, is a Brazilian football team from Santos, São Paulo state, Brazil. ...


Much of the New York Cosmos' ability to acquire big players was due to the financial resources of parent company Warner Communications. In the early 80's, Warner was the target of a hostile takeover bid by Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch. His attempt did not succeed, but afterward Warner sold off several of its assets, among them Atari and Global Soccer, Inc., the subsidiary that operated the Cosmos. The club was sold to a syndicate led by their once star player Chinaglia. This group did not have the capital to continue to operate the team at the level kept by Warner Communications, resulting in a fire sale of many of the stars. By the last season, 1984, the Cosmos did not even make the playoffs. The precipitous decline of the Cosmos after the 1983 season became for many fans and the media proof positive of the grave condition of the whole NASL. Warner Communications, formerly Kinney National Company, was the parent company for Warner Bros. ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ... This article is about the corporate game company. ...


The team was also a member of the Major Indoor Soccer League during the 1984–85 season, but withdrew after 33 games due to low attendance. This article is about the 1978-1992 Major Indoor Soccer League. ...


In 2006 a feature-length documentary about the New York Cosmos called Once In A Lifetime was released in cinemas. The film was narrated by Matt Dillon and featured interviews with many of the players and people involved in the team. Once in a Lifetime (full title: Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos) is a documentary movie about the New York Cosmos, one of the most famous soccer clubs ever in the United States. ... Matthew Raymond Matt Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ...


Year-by-year season results

Outdoor

Year League W L T Pts Reg. Season Playoffs
1971 NASL 9 10 5 117 2nd, Northern Division Did not qualify
1972 NASL 7 3 4 77 1st, Northern Division Won Semifinal (Dallas)
Won Championship (St. Louis)
1973 NASL 7 5 7 91 2nd, Eastern Division Lost Semifinal (Dallas)
1974 NASL 4 14 2 58 4th, Northern Division Did not qualify
1975 NASL 10 12 91 3rd, Northern Division Did not qualify
1976 NASL 16 8 148 2nd, Atlantic Conference, Eastern Division Won 1st Round (Washington)
Lost Division Championship (Tampa Bay)
1977 NASL 15 11 140 2nd, Atlantic Conference, Eastern Division Won Division Championship (Tampa Bay)
Won Conference Championship (Ft. Lauderdale)
Won Soccer Bowl '77 (Seattle)
1978 NASL 24 6 212 1st, National Conference, Eastern Division Won 1st Round (Seattle)
Won Conference Semifinal (Minnesota)
Won Conference Championship (Portland)
Won Soccer Bowl '78 (Tampa Bay)
1979 NASL 24 6 216 1st, National Conference, Eastern Division Won Conference Quarterfinal (Toronto)
Won Conference Semifinal (Tulsa)
Lost Conference Championship (Vancouver)
1980 NASL 24 8 213 1st, National Conference, Eastern Division Won 1st Round (Tulsa)
Won Conference Semifinal (Dallas)
Won Conference Championship (Los Angeles)
Won Soccer Bowl '80 (Ft. Lauderdale)
1981 NASL 23 9 200 1st, Eastern Division Bye 1st Round
Won Quarterfinal (Tampa Bay)
Won Semifinal (Ft. Lauderdale)
Lost Soccer Bowl '81 (Chicago)
1982 NASL 23 9 203 1st, Eastern Division Won 1st Round (Tulsa)
Won Semifinal (San Diego)
Won Soccer Bowl '82 (Seattle)
1983 NASL 22 8 194 1st, Eastern Division Lost 1st Round (Montreal)
1984 NASL 13 11 115 3rd, Eastern Division Did not qualify

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Indoor

Year League W L Reg. Season Playoffs
1981/82 NASL Indoor 6 12 4th, American Conference, East Division Did not qualify
1982/83 NASL Indoor Season cancelled
1983/84 NASL Indoor 20 12 2nd Won Playoff (Chicago)
Lost Championship (San Diego)
1984/85 MISL 11 22 7th, Eastern Division N/A - withdrew after 33 games

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Honors

NASL Outdoor Championships

  • 1972
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1980
  • 1982

NASL Runners Up

  • 1981 outdoor
  • 1984 indoor

Division Titles

  • 1972 Northern Division
  • 1978 Eastern Division, National Conference
  • 1979 Eastern Division, National Conference
  • 1980 Eastern Division, National Conference
  • 1981 Eastern Division, National Conference
  • 1982 Eastern Division
  • 1983 Eastern Division

Trans-Atlantic Cup Championships

  • 1980
  • 1983
  • 1984

Head coaches

Gordon Bradley (born November 23, 1938 in Sunderland, England) is a former U.S.-English soccer Midfielder who played several seasons with lower division English clubs before moving to play in Canada. ... Ken Furphy (born May 28, 1931 in Stockton) was an English football player and manager. ... Gordon Bradley (born November 23, 1938 in Sunderland, England) is a former U.S.-English soccer Midfielder who played several seasons with lower division English clubs before moving to play in Canada. ... Eddie Firmani was a south african born centre-forward with italian ancestry which earned him caps for italy, who in two spells at charlton athletic made 177 appearances and scored 89 goals. ... Hennes Weisweiler (* 5/12/1919, Cologne, Germany - † 5/7/1983, Zürich, Switzerland) was a German football (soccer) player and coach. ... Yasin Özdenak is a former Turkish football player and now an active coach. ... Eddie Firmani was a south african born centre-forward with italian ancestry which earned him caps for italy, who in two spells at charlton athletic made 177 appearances and scored 89 goals. ...

Athletic Trainers

  • John Bruno 1984-1985

Current squad

1977 Roster

No. Position Player
1 Flag of the United States GK Shep Messing
2 Flag of Canada DF Bruce Twamley
3 Flag of Yugoslavia MF Vitomir Dimitrijevic
4 Flag of the United States DF Werner Roth
5 Flag of West Germany DF Franz Beckenbauer
6 Flag of Northern Ireland MF Dave Clemens
7 Flag of England MF Tony Field
8 Flag of England MF Terry Garbett
9 Flag of Italy FW Giorgio Chinaglia
10 Flag of Brazil FW Pele
11 Flag of England FW Stephen Hunt
12 Flag of the United States DF Bob Smith
No. Position Player
14 Flag of Brazil MF Nelsi Morais
15 Flag of Peru MF Ramon Mifflin
17 Flag of Scotland DF Charlie Aitken
18 Flag of Yugoslavia FW Jadranko Topic
19 Flag of Turkey GK Erol Yashin
20 Flag of England DF Mike Dillon
21 Flag of the United States FW Gary Etherington
22 Flag of South Africa FW Jomo Sono
23 Flag of Brazil DF Rildo
25 Flag of Brazil DF Carlos Alberto
26 Flag of the United States DF Paul Hunter
33 Flag of the United States MF Chris Agoliati
34 Flag of the United States FW Roberto De Olivera

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Famous players

Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Charles Alexander Aitken (Charlie) Born 5th January 1942 in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Carlos Alberto Torres (born July 17, 1944, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian football (soccer) player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Vladislav Bogićević (Serbian Cyrillic: Владислав Богићевић) (born November 7, 1950 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia) is a former Serbian football (soccer) player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Ivan Buljan (born 1949 in Runovići) is a former Croatian footballer and currently a manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Roberto Cabañas (born on April 20, 1961 in Pilar, Paraguay) was a Paraguayan football player who played as a striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Marinho Chagas, real name Francisco das Chagas Marinho, (born February 8, 1952 in Natal) was a football player from Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Giorgio Chinaglia. ... Image File history File links Ulster_banner. ... Dave Clements was a Northern Irish footballer and football manager. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Richard Dean (Rick or Ricky) Davis (born November 24, 1958 in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Claremont, California) is a retired American soccer midfielder, and former captain of the U.S. National Team for much of the 1980s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Andranik Eskandarian (born December 31, 1951) is an Iranian-American soccer player of Armenian descent, who played defender for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For other people with the same name, please see Stephen Hunt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Shep Messing (born Bronx, New York) is a former American soccer star and current broadcaster. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Johannes (Johan) Jacobus Neeskens (born September 15, 1951) is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Yasin Özdenak is a former Turkish football player and now an active coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Pele redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Romerito (born Julio Cesar Romero Insfrán on August 28, 1960 in Luque, Paraguay) was a Paraguayan football player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Robert Bobby Smith (born March 29, 1951) is a retired U.S. soccer defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Matsilela Ephraim Sono (affectionately known as Jomo Sono and sometimes also called the Black Prince of South African Soccer) (17 July 1955 - ) is a South African soccer club owner and coach and was also a star soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Mordechai Spiegler (Hebrew: מרדכי שפיגלר, born 19 August 1944) is a former Israeli footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Władysław Antoni Żmuda (born June 6, 1954 in Lublin) is a retired Polish football player. ...

Retired numbers

10 Flag of Brazil Pele, Deep-lying forward (1975-77) (number retired on October 1977)
Retired number at Feyenoord Football clubs around the world sometimes retire squad numbers to recognise players loyal service, or tragic death. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The term Pele can refer to: The Brazilian footballer, Edson Arantes do Nascimento: see Pelé The Ghanian footballer Abédi Pelé The Portuguese footballer Pedro Pele A goddess in Polynesian mythology: see Pele (mythology) The Portuguese word for skin An asteroid, number 2202. ... All the positions. ...


Yearly average attendance

  • 1971 - 4,517
  • 1972 - 4,282
  • 1973 - 5,782
  • 1974 - 3,578
  • 1975 - 10,450
  • 1976 - 18,227
  • 1977 - 34,142
  • 1978 - 47,856
  • 1979 - 46,690
  • 1980 - 42,754
  • 1981 - 34,835
  • 1982 - 28,479
  • 1983 - 27,242
  • 1984 - 12,817

Stadiums

This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... For other uses, see The Bronx (disambiguation). ... Hofstra University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational institution of higher learning located in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (USA) founded in 1935 on the basis of the estate of wealthy lumber magnate William Hofstra and widow Kate Davidson. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... Downing Stadium was a 22,000 seat football stadium in the city of New York. ... Randalls Island is situated in the East River in New York City. ... Giants Stadium, frequently referred to as The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams of the NFL, and the Red Bull New York soccer team of MLS. It is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey in the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which... Map highlighting East Rutherfords location within Bergen County. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Toye, Clive, A Kick in the Grass, pg. 49, St. Johann Press, 2007.

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