1980 New York Cosmos season

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New York Cosmos
1980 season
Manager Brazil Júlio Mazzei[1] (Start of season)
Germany Hennes Weisweiler[2] (After Mazzei)
Turkey Yasin Özdenak[3] (Joint with Wiesweiler)
Stadium Giants Stadium
NASL Division: 1st
Overall: 1st
Playoffs: Champions
National
Challenge Cup
Did not enter
CONCACAF
Champions' Cup
Did not enter
Top goalscorer League: ( goals)
All: ( goals)
Highest home attendance 71,413
vs. NASL (September 24)
Lowest home attendance 27,746
vs. ROM (May 24)
Average home league attendance 42,754[4]

The 1980 New York Cosmos season was the 10th season for the New York Cosmos in the now-defunct North American Soccer League. The Cosmos completed their third double, finishing 1st in the overall league table and defeating the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3-0 in Soccer Bowl '80.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Hubert Birkenmeier
2 Iran DF Andranik Eskandarian
3 Canada DF Bruce Wilson
4 Brazil DF Oscar
5 Brazil DF Carlos Alberto
6 Germany DF Franz Beckenbauer
7 Paraguay MF Julio Cesar Romero
8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia MF Vladislav Bogićević
9 Italy FW Giorgio Chinaglia
11 Portugal FW Seninho
12 United States MF Larry Hulcer
13 Netherlands MF Johan Neeskens
No. Position Player
15 Netherlands DF Wim Rijsbergen
16 United States FW Angelo DiBernardo
17 United States MF Rick Davis
18 United States MF Boris Bandov
19 Paraguay FW Roberto Cabanas
20 Belgium FW Francois Van Der Elst
21 United States GK David Brcic
23 Brazil MF Nelsi Morais
25 United States DF Jeff Durgan
14, 29 United States FW Mark Liveric

Source:[5]

Results[edit]

Source:[6]

Friendlies[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Pld = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
6 points for a win, 1 point for a shootout win, 0 points for a loss, 1 point for each goal scored (up to three per game).

National Eastern Division Standings[edit]

Pos Club Pld W L GF GA GD Pts
1 New York Cosmos 32 24 8 87 41 +46 213
2 Washington Diplomats 32 17 15 72 61 +11 159
3 Toronto Blizzard 32 14 18 49 65 -16 128
4 Rochester Lancers 32 12 20 42 67 -25 109

Overall League Placing[edit]

Pos Club Pld W L GF GA GD Pts
1 New York Cosmos 32 24 8 87 41 +46 213
2 Seattle Sounders 32 25 7 74 31 +43 207
3 Chicago Sting 32 21 11 80 50 +30 187
4 Los Angeles Aztecs 32 20 12 61 52 +9 174
5 Tampa Bay Rowdies 32 19 13 61 50 +11 168

Source:[7]

Matches[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Overview[edit]

First round[edit]
Game 1 Game 2 Shootout
Minnesota Kicks - Dallas Tornado 0 - 1 0 - 2 August 27, 30
San Diego Sockers - Chicago Sting 2 - 1 2 - 3 2 - 1 August 27, 30
Tampa Bay Rowdies - New England Tea Men 1 - 0 4 - 0 August 27, 30
Vancouver Whitecaps - Seattle Sounders 1 - 2 1 - 3 August 27, 30
Washington Diplomats - Los Angeles Aztecs 1 - 0 1 - 2 0 - 2 August 27, 30
Houston Hurricane - Edmonton Drillers 1 - 2 1 - 0 0 - 1 August 27, 31
California Surf - Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1 - 2 2 - 0 0 - 1 August 28, 31
Tulsa Roughnecks - New York Cosmos 1 - 3 1 - 8 August 28, 31
Quarter-finals[edit]
Game 1 Game 2 Shootout
Los Angeles Aztecs - Seattle Sounders 3 - 0 0 - 4 2 - 1 September 3, 5
Edmonton Drillers - Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0 - 1 3 - 2 0 - 3 September 3, 6
Dallas Tornado - New York Cosmos 2 - 3 3 - 0 0 - 3 September 3, 7
San Diego Sockers - Tampa Bay Rowdies 6 - 3 0 - 6 2 - 1 September 4, 7
Semi-finals[edit]
Game 1 Game 2 Shootout
San Diego Sockers - Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1 - 2 4 - 2 0 - 3 September 11, 13
Los Angeles Aztecs - New York Cosmos 1 - 2 1 - 3 September 11, 13
Soccer Bowl '80[edit]
September 21 New York Cosmos 3 – 0 Fort Lauderdale Strikers Washington, D.C., RFK Stadium

Matches[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]