New York Cosmos Jerseys

New York Cosmos 1971-72 Home (NASL)
     
Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo: No Logo.

Numbers: Sewn On

Name on back: None
New York Cosmos 1972 Road (NASL)
  Manufacturer: DenKen Soccer

Logo: No Logo.

Numbers: Sewn On

Name on back: None
New York Cosmos 1971-72 Road (NASL)
     
   Cosmos 72 Road Back Dieter Zajdel, Cummings, Bradley Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo: No Logo.

Numbers: Sewn On

Name on back: None
New York Cosmos 1973-75 Home (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 75 Road Pele 74 Style NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 75 Road Back Joey Fink Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo: Cosmos Sewn on left side of chest

Numbers: Sewn on

Name on back: Varies based on year 1973-No Name
  1974-No Name
  1975-Name Sewn on
New York Cosmos 1973 Road No "Cosmos" and No number variation (NASL)
     
Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo: The "Cosmos"  down the vertical green stripe is missing in this variation.  I'm assuming it was just added later.     Need more research.

Numbers: There is no front number

Name on back:
New York Cosmos 1973 Road No "Cosmos"  with front number variation (NASL)
     
    Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo: The "Cosmos"  down the vertical green stripe is missing in this variation  I'm assuming it was just added later.     Need more research.

Numbers: Front number is on the green stripe

Name on back: None
New York Cosmos 1973-75 Road (NASL)
     
 NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1975 Home Pele in 74 Uniform NASL Soccer New York Cosmos Stars 1973 Home Paul LaSeur Al Trost Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo: Cosmos Sewn on left side of chest

Numbers: Sewn on

Name on back: Varies based on year:
  1973-No Name
  1974-No Name
  1975-Name sewn on
New York Cosmos 1975-76 Home (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1975 Home Pele 2 NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1976 Home Tony Field Pele Manufacturer: Champion

Logo: Screened on.

Numbers: Screened on or sewn on.  I'm not sure if this a variation by year .  Most pictures have the screened on numbers.  I don't think this a fan making a Mifflin out of a blank Cosmos jersey.  If I had a blank, I'd have made a Pele or maybe a Chinaglia.    Need more research.

Name on back: Screened On or sewn on.

The Cosmos wore the Bicentennial Patch in 1976.
New York Cosmos 1975-77 Practice (NASL)
 NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 75-76 Home Jersey Striped Sleeves    
 NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1975-76 Home Pele Striped Sleeves (2)  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 77 Home Alt Beckenbauer, Pele, Chingalia  Manufacturer: Athleta

Logo: Sewn on

Numbers: Sewn on

Name on back: None

Other: The collar and sleeves on both these examples have yellow in them. 
Cosmos 77+ Practice Back Franz Beckenbauer.jpg
Thanks Jan Reinertsen 

Photo from www.gettyimages.com
New York Cosmos 1975-76 Road (NASL)
 NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1976 Road Jersey Pele  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 76 Road Jersey Pele Back
Screened on name
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 76 Road Jersey Pele Champion Tag

Sewn on name
 
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos Rowdies 1976 Road Giorgio Chinaglia  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos Rowdies 1976 Road Back Ramon Mifflin  Manufacturer: Champion

Logo: Screened on.

Numbers: Screened On

Name on back: None in 1975. In 1976 some are screened on some are sewn on.

The Cosmos wore the Bicentennial Patch in 1976.
New York Cosmos 1977 Home (NASL)
 NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Home Jersey Pele  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Home Jersey Pele NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 77 Home Jersey Pele Umbro Tag
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 77 Home Pele NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Home Back Pele Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Screened on.

Numbers: Numbers are sewn on

Name on back: Sewn on can be straight or in an arc
New York Cosmos 1977 Home No Front Number Variation (NASL)
 NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Home Jersey Tony Field No Number  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 77 Home Jersey Tony Field No Name  
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Home Tony Field No Number   Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Screened on.

Numbers: Back number is Sewn On, The front number is missing.

Name on back: No Name on back
New York Cosmos 1977 Home No Front Number No Logo Variation (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos Tornado 1977 Home Pele No Logo No Num Kyle Rote Jr.    Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: The logo is missing

Numbers: The front number is missing.  Not sure about the back number

Name on back: Unknown
New York Cosmos 1977 Home Green V-Neck Variation (NASL)
 NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Home Jersey Rildo NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Home Jersey  Rildo Back   
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos Lancers 1977 Home Steve Hunt Back Dimitrijevic, Pollihan NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 77 Home V-Neck Rildo Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Screened on.

Numbers: Sewn on

Name on back: Sewn on can be straight or in an arc

Other: There is a Colored V-neck collar with the front numbers on this variation.
New York Cosmos 1977 Home Variation 4 (NASL)
   
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Home Giorgio Chinaglia No Num Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Screened on.

Numbers: Back number is Sewn On, The front number is missing.

Name on back: Yes, Don't know if it is sewn on

Other: There is a Colored V-neck Collar on this variation.
New York Cosmos 1977 Home No Logo Variation (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos Rowdies 1977 Home Pele No Logo Mike Connell    Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo: The logo is missing

Numbers: The front number is missing.

Name on back: Yes, Don't know if it is sewn on

Other: There is a Colored V-neck Collar on this variation.
New York Cosmos 1977 Home Adidas Variation (NASL)
     
  Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: The logo is missing

Numbers: The front number is missing.

Name on back: Sewn on

Other: This jersey appears to have only been worn once.  It was an early season game against the Lancers.  This variation is an Adidas shirt.  It is missing the front number and logo.  The Adidas logo and stripes are visible. There is green trim on the neck and sleeves.
New York Cosmos 1977 Home Adidas with Front Number Variation (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos Rowdies 1977 Home Vitor Dimitrijevic Adidas No Logo Len Glover  Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: The logo is missing.

Numbers:

Name on back:

Other: This variation is also an Adidas shirt.  Unlike the example above, it has the number on the front.  Also, the sleeves and collar are all white. 
New York Cosmos 1977 Home Color Logo Variation (NASL)
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 77 Home Jesey Pele Color Logo.jpg    
Cosmos 77 Home Color Logo Giorgio Chinaglia, Mike Dillon 

Steve Hunt (11), Al Trost (12), Giorgio Chinaglia (9)
St. Louis Stars at New York Cosmos
Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: The Cosmos logo is color.  However, it is the '77 size.  In '78 it becomes smaller and is sewn on.

Numbers: The front number is missing.

Name on back: Unknown

Other:
New York Cosmos 1977 Road (NASL)
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Road Jersey Giorgio Chinaglia   NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 19977 Road Jersey Giorgio Chinaglia Back  
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Road Giorgio Chinaglia  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Road Back Pele Road  Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Screened on.

Numbers: Numbers are sewn on

Name on back: Sewn on can be straight or in an arc
New York Cosmos 1977 Road White V-Neck Variation (NASL)
 NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Road Jersey Bob Rohrbach  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Road Jersey Bob Rohrbach Back  
New York Cosmos 1977 Road Franz Beckenbauer 9  New York Cosmos 1977 Road Back Nelsi Morais
Notice the weird 1 Nelsi Morais's in number 14
Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Screened on.

Numbers: Numbers are sewn on

Name on back: Sewn on can be straight or in an arc

Other: This variation has a white V-neck in the front.
New York Cosmos 1977 Road No Front Number Variation (NASL)
 NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 77 Road Jersey Pele No Num    
New York Cosmos 1977 Road Back Nelsi Morais, Beckenbauer Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Screened on.

Numbers: The front number is missing.  I'm assuming the back is still sewn on.

Name on back: Sewn on can be straight or in an arc

Other: This variation has a white V-neck in the front.
New York Cosmos 1977 Road Variation 3 (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1977 Road Team No Number    Manufacturer: Unknown, probably Umbro

Logo: Screened on.

Numbers: Front Number is missing

Name on back: Unknown

Other: This variation has just the t-shirt style collar.  The collar is yellow instead of white.  It is also missing the front number.  It is unclear if this was a game jersey or a practice jersey. This is the only photo of this style I've seen
New York Cosmos 1977 Road Exhibition (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 77 Exhibition Roth, Alberto, Messing, Pele NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 77 Exhibition Pele (5)  Manufacturer: Athleta

Logo:  Sewn on

Numbers:

Name on back: Yes

Other:  These jerseys were worn in Pele's going away game.
New York Cosmos 1978 Home (NASL)
   
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos Diplomats 1978 Home Vladislav Bogicevic, Carmine Marcantonio NASL Soccer New York Cosmos Sounders 1978 Home Vladislav Bogicevic Mickey Cave  Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Sewn on.  The patch is the difference between the 77 and 78 jersey.  The 77 was green and screened on.  The 78 was a colored patch.  The patch was also significantly smaller than the 77 logo.

Notice that the logo is the different from the '78 home logo.  The background is white on the road.  It is green on the home.

Name on back: Sewn on can be straight or in an arc

Numbers: Sewn on
New York Cosmos 1978 Road (NASL) Black Border Patch (NASL)
   
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 78 Road Franz Beckenbauer 12    Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Sewn on.  The patch is the difference between the 77 and 78 jersey.  The 77 was green and screened on.  The 78 was a colored patch.  The patch was also significantly smaller than the 77 logo.

Notice that the logo is the different from the '78 home logo.  The background is white on the road.  It is green on the home.

There are 2 versions of the logo.  One has a white border around it.  The other has a black border around it.

Name on back: Sewn on can be straight or in an arc

Numbers: Sewn on
     
New York Cosmos 1978 Road (NASL) White Border Patch (NASL)
   
    Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Sewn on.  The patch is the difference between the 77 and 78 jersey.  The 77 was green and screened on.  The 78 was a colored patch.  The patch was also significantly smaller than the 77 logo.

Notice that the logo is the different from the '78 home logo.  The background is white on the road.  It is green on the home.

There are 2 versions of the logo.  One has a white border around it.  The other has a black border around it.

Name on back: Sewn on can be straight or in an arc

Numbers: Sewn on
     
New York Cosmos 1978 Road Exhibition (NASL)
Cosmos 78 Road Jersey Bob Iarusci Exhibition 3-11-78 v ARGENTINA MARADONA TEAM  
Cosmos 78 Road Giorgio Chinaglia Exhibition 3-11-78 v ARGENTINA MARADONA TEAM.jpg
March 11, 1978 Cosmos-Argentina Exhibition
Left: Franz Beckenbauer with Diego Maradona
Right Giorigio: Chinaglia, Franz Beckenbauer
  Manufacturer: Umbro

Logo: Sewn on.  The patch is the difference between the 77 and 78 jersey.  The 77 was green and screened on.  The 78 was a colored patch.  The patch was also significantly smaller than the 77 logo.

Notice that the logo is the different from the '78 home logo.  The background is white on the road.  It is green on the home.

Name on back: No Name

Numbers: Sewn on. The front number is missing.  The back number in this Iarusci looks bigger than the Beckenbauer photo.  Need more research.
     
New York Cosmos 1978 Home Exhibition (NASL)
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 78 Exhibition Jersey Dennis Tueart  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 78 Exhibition Jersey Dennis Tueart Back  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 78 Exhibition Jersey Dennis Tueart Detail 
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 78 Exhibition Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer  Manufacturer: Athleta

Logo:  Sewn on

Numbers: Sewn On

Name on back:Sewn on

Other:  This was worn in the Cosmos vs. The World All-Stars game.
New York Cosmos 1979 Home (NASL)
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 79 Home Vladislav Bogecevic 3  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1979 Home Back Giorgio Chinaglia Manufacturer: Admiral

Logo: Sewn on, The logo also is bigger than the 78 color logo.

Numbers: Sewn on

Name on back: Sewn on

Other: Cosmos switch to Blue and white uniforms.  The is very dark almost black. 

Cosmos switch the name tag font also.  They use this font until the league folds.  Compare the C in Liveric with the C in Iarusci above.  The 79-84 letters have unique angled clippings on the letters C, G, J, S.  There may be a few other letters, but those are always stylized.  Some numbers also have angled cuts on them.  Notice cut on the 9 on the front of the Liveric jersey.  Just as the circle portion of the 9 meets the step, there is a slight cut out.
New York Cosmos 1979 Road (NASL)
     
Cosmos 79 Road Giorgio Chinaglia, Blizzard  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 79 Road Back Carlos Alberto (2)  Manufacturer: : Admiral

Logo: Sewn on, The logo also is bigger than the 78 color logo

Numbers: Sewn on

Name on back: Sewn on

Other: Cosmos switch to Blue and white uniforms.  The is very dark almost black. 
New York Cosmos 1980 Home (NASL)
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80 Home Jersey Vidal Fernandez  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80 Home Jersey Vidal Fernandez bACK  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80 Home Jersey Vidal Fernandez 
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80 Home Angelo DiBernardo (2)  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80 Home Back Angelo DiBernardo  Manufacturer:  Ellesse

Logo: Sewn on

Numbers: Sewn on

Name on back: Sewn on can be straight or in an arc

Other: This shirt looks just like the 79 except it is made by Ellesse
New York Cosmos 1980 Road (NASL)
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80 Road Jersey Seninho  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80 Road Jersey Seninho bACK  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80 Road Jersey Seninho Ellesse Tag 
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos Surf 1980 Road Giorgio Chinaglia Peter Wall, Franz Beckenbauer NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 1980 Road Carlos Alberto Back Manufacturer:  Ellesse

Logo: Sewn on

Numbers: Sewn on

Name on back: Sewn on can be straight or in arc

Other: This shirt looks just like the 79 except it is made by Ellesse.
New York Cosmos 1980 Variation 1 (NASL)
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80 Road Jersey Franz Beckenbauer Wrong Stripes on collar NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80 Road Jersey Franz Beckenbauer Wrong Stripes on collar Back NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80 Road Jersey Franz Beckenbauer Wrong Stripes on collar Ellesse TAg
    Manufacturer: Ellesse

Logo: Sewn on.

Numbers: Numbers are sewn on

Name on back: Sewn on

Other:  This jersey is right in every way except the collar.  This collar has Yellow-Blue-Yellow stripes.  In all photos and games I've seen the striping is always Yellow-White-Yellow. 

This originally sold on eBay and then was sold soon after at a major sports memorabilia auction house.  The auction house got additional experts to say it was a gamer.  I think it is an "improved" practice jersey.  Someone has added the name later.  Need more research
New York Cosmos 1981-84 Home (NASL)

Photo by Stan Green

Photo by Stan Green
Manufacturer: Ellesse

Logo: Sewn on.

Numbers: Numbers are sewn on

Name on back: Sewn on there are 2 variations of the name tag.  One is arched the other is straight across.  This appears to be a function of name length.  Shorter names are in a line.  Longer names are in an arc.

Other:  The blue in these jerseys goes from very dark navy blue to a light  blue. 

Nlso, the 81-84 jerseys have very light pin-striping in the fabric.  The pin-striping is in the weave, it is not a separate color.
New York Cosmos 1981-84 Road (NASL)
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 81-83 Road Jersey Giorgio Chinaglia     
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 83-84 Road Steve Moyers  NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 83 Road Back Steve Moyers  Manufacturer: Ellesse

Logo: Sewn on.

Numbers: Numbers are sewn on

Name on back: Sewn on there are 2 variations of the name tag.  One is arched the other is straight across.  This appears to be a function of name length.

Other:  The blue in these jerseys goes from very dark navy blue to a light blue.

Nlso, the 81-84 jerseys have very light pin-striping in the fabric. The pin-striping is n the weave, it is not a separate color.
New York Cosmos 1980 Practice Jersey (NASL)
 

Thanks Stefaan Matthys 
Manufacturer: Ellesse is on the left above the Cosmos patch. 

Logo: Sewn on.

Numbers: None

Other: 
New York Cosmos 1981-82 Practice Jersey (NASL)
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80's Practice Jersey Franz Beckenbauer NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80's Practice Jersey Franz Beckenbauer Back NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80's Practice Jersey Franz Beckenbauer  Ellesse Tag
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80's Practice Jersey Carlos Alberto NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80's Practice Jersey Carlos Alberto NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 80's Practice Jersey Carlos Alberto Ellesse Tag
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 81 Practice Angelo DiBernardo Manufacturer: Ellesse

Logo: Sewn on.

Numbers: Unclear how many variations.
1. The Beckenbauer example is sewn on. 
2. The Alberto one appears to be pressed on.

Name on back: Sewn on sometimes

Other:  These jerseys show up on eBay from time to time as gamers.  They are practice jerseys.  I don't think there is any attempt to deceive.  There is simply a lack of information. 

Notice the Blue-Yellow-Blue stripe pattern in this.  It may be a cousin of  the Beckenbauer variant road jersey.  It would make sense to me they had both a yellow and a blue version to scrimmage with.  It is interesting that the Beckenbauer jerseys have numbers on the front and a name on the back.  I suspect this is a fan "improvement.  "
New York Cosmos 1984 Alumni Exhibition (NASL)
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 84 Exhibtion Jersey Pele NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 84 Exhibtion Jersey Pele Back
NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 84 Road Exhibition Randy Horton NASL Soccer New York Cosmos 84 Home Back Dan Canter, Pele Manufacturer: Adidas logo on upper left

Logo:  Screened on

Name on Back:  Screened on

Numbers: Screened on

Other:
New York Cosmos 1984-85 Home (MISL)
Cosmos 84-85 Road Kaz Tambi 2   Manufacturer: Ellesse

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New York Cosmos 1984-85 Road (MISL)
     
    Manufacturer: Ellesse

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New York Cosmos 1985 Home (Exhibition)
     
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New York Cosmos 1985 Road (Exhibition)
     
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