New York Cosmos Legend Giorgio Chinaglia Passes Away
It is with a heavy heart that the New York Cosmos report that former Italy and Lazio Striker and New York Cosmos Legend, Giorgio Chinaglia has passed away this morning.
Giorgio Chinaglia was one of the most exceptional soccer players to ever play in the United States and the New York Cosmos' greatest player ever. During his remarkable career with the Cosmos, Chinaglia won 4 NASL titles and scored 242 goals in 254 matches, making him the NASL's all-time leading scorer. Chinaglia was elected into the US National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2000.
in 2010, with the revival of the New York Cosmos, Chinaglia became an ambassador of the club and was an integral part of ensuring the New York Cosmos past was never forgotten.
Our condolences and thoughts are with Giorgio’s family at this time and we ask that you respect their privacy.