New York Cosmos: Giorgio Chinaglia Returns as International Ambassador

Giorgio Chinaglia, the best and most controversial player to ever participate in the NASL, has rejoined the New York Cosmos as their international ambassador.

"It is important for us to respect the heritage of the New York Cosmos and Giorgio has been a big part of the club’s history.  We are honored to have a true legend endorse our vision during this exciting new era,” says Terry Byrne, the Director of Soccer for the New York Cosmos.

While Pelé was the most beloved Cosmos player, Chinaglia was the team's "Ultimate Winner." Whether you loved or loathed him, one thing was certain... Chinaglia always played to win.

Prior to arriving to the Cosmos, Chinaglia led Lazio to their first title in the 1974. During his time with Lazio, Chinaglia was also part of the Italian national team where he scored four goals in 14 games.

Joining the Cosmos in 1976, Chinaglia scored 19 goals in 19 games as New York eventually lost t...

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