1976 New York Cosmos Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 16-8 - 148 points
in the NASL's Eastern Division

Lost Division Championship
Coach: Gordon Bradley (0-0)
Coach: Ken Furphy (0-0)
Location: New York, New York
Attendance: 218,719, Avg. 18,227 in 12 home dates
1976 New York Cosmos Statistics

The New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League ended the 1976 season with a record of 16 wins and 8 losses for 148 points in the NASL's Eastern Division.

New York paced the league with 65 goals. The team surrendered 34 goals. Giorgio Chinaglia scored 19 goals for the Cosmos, while Keith Eddy, Tony Field, Pele, Ramon Mifflin and Brian Tinnion each contributed five or more, too. Pele recorded 18 assists. Bob Rigby earned a 0.76 goals against average, leading qualifying goalkeepers.

Gordon Bradley and Ken Furphy coached the team. The 1976 New York Cosmos lost in the Division Championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Charlie AitkenDJanuary 5, 19425'10"155Edinburgh, Scotland
Gordon BanksGDecember 30, 19395'11"170Sheffield, England
Clyde BestFFebruary 24, 19576'2"195Somerset, Bermuda
Giorgio ChinagliaFJanuary 24, 19476'1"190Carrera, Italy
Dave ClementsMSeptember 16, 19455'10"155Millbrook, Northern Ireland
Ken CooperGOctober 11, 19466'0"170Blackpool, England
Don DavisD, Jamaica
Mike DillonDSeptember 29, 19525'11"175London, England
Tony DonlicFMarch 24, 19566'2"195Vincovici, Croatia Yugoslavia
Keith EddyDOctober 23, 1944Barrow-in-Furness, England
Tony FieldFJune 7, 19465'7"154Halifax, England
Terry GarbettMSeptember 9, 19455'9"166Durham, England
Kurt KuykendallGOctober 30, 19526'0"175Chicago, IL
Phil LaSpisaM, USA
Barry MahyD,MJanuary 21, 19425'8"150Doncaster, England
Shep MessingGOctober 9, 19495'11"170Bronx, NY
Ramon MifflinMApril 5, 19475'9"160Lima, Peru
Charlie MitchellDMay 18, 19485'10"160Paisley, Scotland
Nelsi MoraisM,DOctober 22, 19515'9"155Santo, Brazil
Tommy OrdFApril 15, 19525'10"165London, England
PeleFOctober 23, 19405'9"165Tres Coracoes, Brazil
Bob RigbyGJuly 3, 19516'0"175Ridley Park, PA
Werner RothDApril 4, 19486'1"190, Yugoslavia
Brian RowanDJune 28, 19485'9"145Glasgow, Scotland
John RussoM
Frank Sauer
Jorge SiegaFApril 3, 19475'8"160Cotipora, Brazil
Bobby SmithDSeptember 23, 19515'11"165Trenton, NJ
Brian TinnionFJune 11, 19485'9"155Workington, England
Bruce TwamleyDMay 23, 1952Victoria, British Columbia Canada