1981 New York Cosmos Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 23-9 - 200 points
in the NASL's Eastern Division

Lost Championship
Coach: Julio Mazzei (0-0)
Coach: Hennes Weisweiler (0-0)
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 557,713, Avg. 34,857 in 16 home dates
1981 New York Cosmos Statistics

The New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League ended the 1981 season with a record of 23 wins and 9 losses for 200 points in the NASL's Eastern Division.

The Cosmos scored 80 goals and gave up 49. Giorgio Chinaglia netted 29 goals for New York, while Seninho, Roberto Cabanas, Francois Van Der Elst and Chico Borja each contributed five or more also. Vladislav Bogicevic recorded 22 assists. Hubert Birkenmeier earned a 0.94 goals against average, leading regularly-used goalkeepers.

Julio Mazzei and Hennes Weisweiler coached the team. The 1981 New York Cosmos lost in the Championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Dino AlbertiG
Boris BandovF,M,M/F,D/M,DNovember 23, 19535'10"175Livno, Bosnia Yugoslavia
Dominick BarczewskiDAugust 15, 19596'2"180St. Louis, MO
Hubert BirkenmeierGMay 24, 19495'10"170Hartaheim, Germany
Vladislav BogicevicM,FNovember 7, 19506'1"180Belgrade, Serbia Yugoslavia
Chico BorjaF,MAugust 24, 19595'11"155Quito, Ecuador
David BrcicGJanuary 21, 19576'2"170St. Louis, MO
Ivan BuljanDDecember 11, 1949Dalmatia, Croatia Yugoslavia
Roberto CabanasFApril 11, 19616'0"Pilar, Paraguay
Giorgio ChinagliaFJanuary 24, 19476'1"190Carrera, Italy
Ricky DavisMNovember 24, 19585'9"155Denver, Colorado
Angelo DiBernardoM,FMay 16, 19565'9"155Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jeff DurganDAugust 29, 19616'2"195Tacoma, WA
Andranik EskandarianDDecember 31, 19515'7"155Tehran, Iran
Darryl GeeD,FJune 6, 19635'10"165Columbia, MD
Larry HulcerM,FApril 26, 19575'10"160St. Louis, MO
Robert IarusciDNovember 8, 19546'0"170Toronto, ON Canada
Erhardt KappM,DJune 16, 19595'11"167Engels, Brunn Romania
Johan NeeskensMSeptember 15, 19515'9"165Haarlem, Holland
Wim RijsbergenDJanuary 18, 1952Leiden, Holland
Julio Cesar RomeroMAugust 28, 1960Luque, Paraguay
SeninhoFJuly 1, 1949Sada Bandeira, Angola
Francois Van Der ElstFDecember 7, 1954Brussels, Belgium
Steve WegerleFMay 15, 19535'9"152Pretoria, South Africa