1979 New York Cosmos Statistics

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 24-6 - 216 points
in the NASL's Eastern Division

Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Eddie Firmani (9-2)
Coach: Ray Klivecka (15-4)
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 700,348, Avg. 46,690 in 15 home dates
1979 New York Cosmos Roster

The New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League ended the 1979 season with a record of 24 wins and 6 losses for 216 points in the NASL's Eastern Division.

New York led the league with 84 goals. The club allowed 52 goals. Giorgio Chinaglia scored 26 goals for the Cosmos, while Francisco Marinho, Dennis Tueart, Ricky Davis and Mark Liveric each contributed five or more, too. Vladislav Bogicevic recorded 23 assists. Hubert Birkenmeier earned a 0.95 goals against average, leading regular keepers.

Eddie Firmani and Ray Klivecka coached the team. The 1979 New York Cosmos lost in the Conference Championship.

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Player Pos GP GS G A Pts FC FS Y R OFF Shts S%
Giorgio ChinagliaF27026557000000
Dennis TueartM20161648000000
Mark LivericF15010929000000
Ricky DavisM29061325000000
Vladislav BogicevicF25012325000000
Francisco MarinhoD2408824000000
Johan NeeskensM1304715000000
Carlos AlbertoD2802610000000
Franz BeckenbauerF120168000000
Antonio CarbognaniM120124000000
Nelsi MoraisM120033000000
Andranik EskandarianD140033000000
Boris BandovM100102000000
Gary EtheringtonF110102000000
Terry GarbettM140022000000
Santiago FormosoD170022000000
Wim RijsbergenD250022000000
Abdul RazakF30011000000
Greg RyanD40011000000
Garry AyreD/M10000000000
Werner RothD10000000000
Godfrey IngramF10000000000
Ron AtanasioF20000000000
Kevin EaganD30000000000
Jack BrandG70000000000
Hubert BirkenmeierG70000000000
David BrcicG70000000000
Bobby SmithD100000000000
Erol YasinG110000000000


Player GP GS Min W L T SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Hubert Birkenmeier70630:000002101.43046
David Brcic70599:000001101.50050
Erol Yasin1101012:000002201.78082
Jack Brand70542:000000111.83043