1981 New York Cosmos Statistics

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 Roster

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 GP GS G A Pts FC FS Y R OFF Shts S%
Giorgio ChinagliaF320291674000000
Roberto CabanasF22016941000000
Francois Van Der ElstF30061426000000
Vladislav BogicevicM31012224000000
Chico BorjaF2507822000000
Julio Cesar RomeroM21041321000000
Wim RijsbergenD2602812000000
Robert IarusciD280248000000
Ivan BuljanD110215000000
Johan NeeskensM60204000000
Steve WegerleF80044000000
Angelo DiBernardoM170044000000
Ricky DavisM170113000000
Jeff DurganD280022000000
Boris BandovM40011000000
Andranik EskandarianD290011000000
Hubert BirkenmeierG310011000000
Dominick BarczewskiD10000000000
David BrcicG10000000000
Larry HulcerM60000000000


Player GP GS Min W L T SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
David Brcic10105:00000010.8608
Hubert Birkenmeier3102880:000006451.410180