New York Cosmos 1977 Friendlies

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New York Cosmos at Bermuda U-23
Date: March 11, 1977   Cosmos  won 4-0     Attendance: 626
Goals: Cosmos-Giorgio Chinaglia (4)
Game was played in a torrential downpour.  It was abandoned after 85 minutes.
     
New York Cosmos at Bermuda National Team
Date: March 13, 1977   Cosmos won 1-0     Attendance: 3,769
Goals: Giorgio Chinaglia
   
   
Cosmos Lineup

Pos

Erol Yasin

G

Bruce Twamley

D

Keith Eddy

D

Mike Dillon

D

Charlie Aitken

D

Nelsi Morais

M

Vito Dimitrijevic

M

Ramon Mifflin

M

Tony Donlic

F

Giorgio Chinaglia

F

Steve Hunt F
Subs  
Terry Garbett (Morais)

M

Jadranko Topic (Donlic) F
New York Cosmos at Neuchatel Xamax (Switzerland)
Date: March 19, 1977   Cosmos  lost 1-0  Attendance: 3,000
Goal: Xamax- Michel de Caster
     
   
Cosmos Lineup

Pos

Erol Yasin

G

Bruce Twamley

D

Keith Eddy

D

Werner Roth

D

Charlie Aitken

D

Terry Garbett

M

Vito Dimitrijevic

M

Jomo Sono

M

Tony Field

F

Giorgio Chinaglia

F

Jadranko Topic F
Subs  
Ramon Mifflin (Sono)

M

Shep Messing (Yasin)

G

New York Cosmos at F.C. Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
Date: March 20, 1977   Cosmos lost 3-1     Attendance: 7,000
Goals: Cosmos-Giorgio Chinaglia   Zurich-Botterow, Weller (2)
     
   
Cosmos Lineup

Pos

Shep Messing

G

Bobby Smith

D

Keith Eddy

D

Mike Dillon

D

Charlie Aitken

D

Terry Garbett

M

Vito Dimitrijevic

M

Ramon Mifflin

M

Steve Hunt

F

Giorgio Chinaglia

F

Jadranko Topic F
New York Cosmos at Lazio (Rome, Italy)
Date: March 24, 1977   Cosmos won 2-1     Attendance: 15,000
Goals: Cosmos-Giorgio Chinaglia, Steve Hunt   Lazio-Own Goal
     
Cosmos Lineup

Pos

Erol Yasin

G

Bobby Smith

D

Keith Eddy

D

Mike Dillon

D

Charlie Aitken

D

Terry Garbett

M

Vito Dimitrijevic

M

Ramon Mifflin

M

Tony Field

F

Giorgio Chinaglia

F

Jadranko Topic F
Subs  
Werner Roth (Dillon)

D

Steve Hunt (Topic)

F

   
Victory Club (Haiti) at New York Cosmos (Tournament of Champions)
Date: April 2, 1977   Cosmos won 9-0    Attendance: 7,212
Goals: Cosmos-Giorgio Chinaglia (5), Pele (2), Tony Field, Terry Garbett
 
This was the team that was scheduled to play. However, most of the players defected before the game.  The Victory team that played the Cosmos was just a group of amateurs from the New York area.
 
Tampa Bay Rowdies at New York Cosmos (Tournament of Champions)
Date: April 3, 1977   Cosmos won 2-1     Attendance: 11,098
Goals: Cosmos-Giorgio Chinaglia, Vito Dimitrijevic,   Rowdies-Wes McLeod

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Roma (Italy) at New York Cosmos
Date: May 29, 1977   Cosmos lost 3-0     Attendance:
     
Lazio (Italy) at New York Cosmos
Date: June 1, 1977  Cosmos won 3-2     Attendance: 25,803
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Home Giorgio Chinaglia No Num
   
New York Cosmos at Caribbean All-Stars (Port of Spain, Trinidad)
Date: September 1, 1977   Cosmos won 5-2     Attendance:
Goals: Cosmos-Giorgio Chinaglia (2), Pele, Jadranko Topic, Vito Dimitrijevic,  All-Stars-Sammy Llewellyn, Olmberg

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Ramon Mifflin (15), Pele (10), Rildo (23), Carlos Alberto (25),
Bobby Smith (12)
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New York Cosmos at Portuguesa (Caracas, Venezuela)
Date: September 4, 1977   Cosmos tied 1-1     Attendance: 15,000
Goal: Cosmos-Bobby Smith

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Franz Beckenbauer (6), Carlos Nunez (R)
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Franz Beckenbauer (6), Pele (10), Nelsi Morais (14), Carlos Alberto (25)
     
New York Cosmos at Furakawa (Tokyo, Japan)
Date: September 10, 1977   Cosmos won 4-2     Attendance: 30,000
Goals: Cosmos-Pele, Giorgio Chinaglia (2), Tony Field


 
New York Cosmos at Japanese National Team (Tokyo, Japan)
Date: September 14, 1977   Cosmos won 3-1     Attendance: 65,000
Goals: Cosmos-Giorgio Chinaglia, Jadranko Topic, Nelsi Morais

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Cosmos Lineup:
Num Player Position
19 Erol Yasin Goalie
23 Rildo Defender
4 Werner Roth Defender
25 Carlos Alberto Defender
12 Bobby Smith Defender
18 Jadranko Topic Midfield
6 Franz Beckenbauer Midfield
8 Terry Garbett Midfield
22 Stewart Scullion Midfield
9 Giorgio Chinaglia Forward
10 Pele Forward
  Second Half Subs  
3 Vito Dimitrijevic Midfield
17 Ringo Cantillo Midfield
5 Santiago Formoso Defense
14 Nelsi Morais Midfield

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Pele spoke to the crowd after the game.  He had just exchanged jerseys with the player on his left.
New York Cosmos at Chinese National Team 1 (Beijing, China)
Date: September 17, 1977   Cosmos tied 1-1     Attendance: 80,000
Goals: Cosmos-Tony Field  China-
 
New York Cosmos at Chinese National Team 2 (Shanghai, China)
Date: September 20, 1977   Cosmos lost 2-1     Attendance: 50,000
Goals: Cosmos-Pele
 
     
New York Cosmos at Mohun Begun (Calcutta, India)
Date: September 25, 1977   Cosmos tied 2-2     Attendance: 65,000
Goals: Cosmos-Carlos Alberto, Giorgio Chinaglia   Mohun Begun-
     





Pele (10), Ringo Cantillo (17), Giorgio Chinaglia (9)

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Nelsi Morais (14), Pele (10), Giorgio Chinaglia (9)
Santos (Brazil) at New York Cosmos (Pele's Farewell Game)
Date: October 1, 1977   Cosmos won 2-1     Attendance: 75,646
Goals: Cosmos-Pele, Ramon Mifflin

Cover of the program from Pele's Farewell Game
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 77 Exhibition Roth, Alberto, Messing, Pele.jpg
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NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 77 Exhibition Back Carlos Alberto


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Santos (Brazil) at New York Cosmos (Detroit, MI)
Date: October 5, 1977   Cosmos tied 1-1     Attendance: 24,689
Goals: Cosmos-Giorgio Chinaglia
   
   
Chinese National Team at New York Cosmos
Date: October 8, 1977   Cosmos tied 1-1     Attendance: 33,712
Goals: Cosmos-Giorgio Chinaglia
 
     
New York Cosmos at Flamengo (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
Date: October 14, 1977   Cosmos lost 4-1     Attendance: 14,000
Goals: Cosmos-Tony Field