New York Cosmos "The Glory Years" Highlights from 1977-1982 NASL seasons. This episode: 1977 - "A Dream Fulfilled". For a decade, the New York Cosmos reigned as the flagship for professional football in America. The team dominated the domestic and international football scene with record crowds of 77,000+ for a single event at Giants Stadium.
The Cosmos achieved football supremacy by signing formidable talents of Brazilian legend, Pele; "The Kaiser", Germany's Franz Beckenbauer; Brazil's "King of Sweepers", Carlos Alberto; Italy's prolific goal-scorer, Giorgio Chinaglia... and the roster goes on and on including World Cup stars from England, Spain, the Netherlands and South America. Never in the history of football has such a team of superstars been assembled.
Episode one: 1977 - "A Dream Fulfilled" Episode two: 1978 - "We Are the Champions" Episode three: 1979 - "Year of the Shootout" Episode four: 1980 - "Nobody Does it Better" Episode five: 1981 - "Cosmos Country" Episode six: 1982 - "Class of '82"
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