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New York Cosmos All Stars




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GOALKEEPERS:

:GER: Hubert BIRKENMEIER
:TUR: Yasin ÖZDENAK


DEFENDERS:

:NET: Wim RIJSBERGEN
:USA: Werner ROTH
:ITA: Giuseppe WILSON
:IRAN: Andranik ESKANDARIAN
:BRA: Carlos ALBERTO
:CAN: Bruce WILSON
:BRA: Francisco das Chagas MARINHO
:ISR: David PRIMO


MIDFIELDERS:

:GER: Franz BECKENBAUER
:PAR: Julio César ROMERO
:SER: Vladislav BOGIĆEVIĆ
:NET: Johan NEESKENS
:PER: Ramon MIFFLIN
:USA: Rick DAVIS
:ENG: Dennis TUEART
:ISR: Roby YOUNG


ATTACKERS:

:ITA: Giorgio CHINAGLIA
:BRA: PELÉ
:PAR: Roberto CABAÑAS
:ISR: Mordechai SPIEGLER
:BEL: Francois VAN DER ELST





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RESERVES:


GOALKEEPERS:

:USA: Shep MESSING
:CAN: Jack BRAND


DEFENDERS:

:POL: Wladyslaw ZMUDA
:BRA: Jose Bernardi OSCAR
:USA: Boris BANDOV
:CRO: Ivan BULJAN
:SCO: Charlie AITKEN
:BRA: RILDO da Costa Menezes
:CAN: Robert "Bob" IARUSCI
:SPA: Santiago FORMOSO
:URU: Juan Carlos MASNIK


MIDFIELDERS:

:TRT: Everald CUMMINGS
:SOU: Ephraim Matsilela "Jomo" SONO
:ECU: Hernan “Chico” BORJA
:NIR: Dave CLEMENTS
:SER: Vitomir "Vito" DIMITRIJEVIĆ
:GHA: Karim Abdul RAZAK
:BRA: Nelsi MORAIS
:ENG: Terry GARBETT
:USA: Gary ETHERINGTON
:CAN: Gerry GRAY
:URU: Omar CAETANO


ATTACKERS:

:ENG: Steve HUNT
:ITA: Oscar DAMIANI
:ENG: Tony FIELD
:SOU: Steve WEGERLE
:GHA: Willie MFUM
:BER: Randy HORTON
:USA: Angelo DiBERNARDO
:CHI: Carlos CASZELY
:POR: SENINHO







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The New York Cosmos, known as the Cosmos for the 1977 and 1978 seasons, is a soccer organization based in New York City and its suburbs. Founded by brothers Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün and Warner Brothers President Steve Ross, it competed in the North American Soccer League from 1971 to 1984 and was the strongest NASL franchise, competitively and financially. The name was coined by Clive Toye, the club's first general manager. Taking inspiration from the New York Mets, which references "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. In order to justify his own choice over Nesuhi Ertegün's original suggestion of "New York Blues", Toye wrote dozens of letters in support of the "Cosmos" name, purportedly from fans of the club. For the team colors, Toye chose the green and yellow of Brazil as part of his strategy to lure Pelé to the United States. The club's initial uniform was all green with yellow trim, with the colors reversed on the road uniform - the same colors as that of the previous NASL team the New York Generals, which had folded after the 1968 season. When Pelé did come on board, the kit was all white, just like Santos, while the green top became the away kit with white shorts.

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 unusual socks with then yellow and navy hoops. Later, the away socks were made all navy. The Cosmos joined the NASL in its fourth season and quickly rose to the top of the league, winning the NASL Championship in 1972, the team's second season. The club played its 1971 home games in Yankee Stadium before moving to Hofstra Stadium for two seasons and Downing Stadium for two years. Following one addition season in Yankee Stadium, they played two seasons each in Hofstra Stadium and Downing Stadium. Following one more season in Yankee Stadium, the Cosmos moved to Giants Stadium for the 1977 season. At that time, they dropped "New York" from their name and played without a regional name, but reverted to their traditional name by the 1979 season.Much of the 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. Following the collapse of the NASL, the team competed in the Major Indoor Soccer League during the 1984–85 season, but withdrew after 33 games due to low attendance.

Honors

NASL 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


This is possible formation:


------------------BIRKENMEIER-------------------
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--DAVIS---C.ALBERTO--RIJSBERGEN---WILSON
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--------BECKENBAUER------BOGIĆEVIĆ----------
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---------------------NEESKENS---------------------
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-----------ROMERO--------------PELE------------
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--------------------CHINAGLIA--------------------



GK: Birkenmeier
CB: Carlos Alberto
CB: Rijsbergen
LB: Bruce Wilson
RB: Ricky Davis
CMF: Beckenbauer
CMF: Bogićević
CMF: Neeskens
SS: Romerito
SS: Pele
CF: Chinaglia


Short FK: Pele
Long FK: Chinaglia
Left Corner: Bogićević
Right Corner: Romerito
Penalty: Pele
Captain: Pele


Coach: Gordon Bradley

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Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:20 am
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These guys were awful, including the stars like Beckenbauer, Pelé, Carlos Alberto... who were way past their prime.There should be a lot of white figures in the stats (physical stats, sta, speed, ds, tw, att, passing...). Their best players were the likes of Roth, Tueart or Hunt who were in fact average players by European standards. The only "big name" who looked decent was Chinaglia. The NASL level was very weak and disappointing.


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