1983 New York Cosmos season

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New York Cosmos
1983 season
Manager Brazil Júlio Mazzei
Stadium Giants Stadium
NASL Division: 1st
Overall: 1st
Playoffs: First round
National Challenge Cup Did not enter
CONCACAF
Champions' Cup
Did not enter
Top goalscorer League:
Paraguay Roberto Cabañas (24 goals)
All:
Paraguay Roberto Cabañas (25+ goals)
Highest home attendance 42,385
vs. CHI (May 17)
Lowest home attendance 12,240
vs. FTL (Jun 24)
Average home league attendance 27,242[1]
Home colors
Away colors

The 1983 New York Cosmos season was the original Cosmos franchise's thirteenth season of existence, and their thirteenth in the original North American Soccer League. At the time, the NASL represented the top tier of American soccer. Finishing the season with 194 points off of 22 wins and eight losses, the Cosmos clinched their sixth-consecutive regular season championship, and their seventh overall. In the postseason, however, the Cosmos lost to Montreal Manic.

Roster[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 Robert Iarusci
4 United States MF Rick Davis
5 United States DF Darryl Gee
6 Germany DF Franz Beckenbauer
7 Paraguay MF Julio Cesar Romero
8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia MF Vladislav Bogicevic
9 Italy FW Giorgio Chinaglia
No. Position Player
12 United States FW Steve Moyers
13 Netherlands MF Johan Neeskens
14 Trinidad and Tobago MF Richard Chinapoo
15 Netherlands DF Wim Rijsbergen
16 Argentina MF Angelo DiBernardo
16 Romania FW Erhardt Kapp
19 United States MF Roberto Cabañas
21 United States GK David Brcic
23 United States MF Mike Fox

Source:[2]

Results[edit]

Source:[3]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
May 30, 1983 ACF Fiorentina H 4-1 31,294 Chinaglia (2), Moyers, OG
June 2, 1983 São Paulo FC H 2-3 26,641 N/A
June 5, 1983 Seattle Sounders H 4-1 51,825 Cabanas, Chinaglia, Romero, Bogicevic
June 15, 1983 Hamburger SV H 7-2 30,720 N/A
October 16, 1983 SS Lazio A 3-1 40,000 N/A
October 23, 1983 Africa Sport A 2-1 45,000 N/A
October 26, 1983 Tonelle de Yaounde A 0-2 30,000 DiBernardo, Rijsbergen
October 28, 1983 Canon de Yaounde A 1-3 45,000 Gee, DiBernardo, Borja

Preseason[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
April 17, 1983 Vancouver Whitecaps A 1-2 19,598 Rijsbergen, N/A

Regular Season[edit]

Standings[edit]

W = Wins, L = Losses, T= Ties GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts= point system

6 points for a win 1 point for a shootout win 0 points for a loss 1 point for each regulation goal scored up to three per game

Eastern Division
Pos Club Pld W L GF GA GD Pts
1 New York Cosmos 30 22 8 87 49 +38 194
2 Chicago Sting 30 15 15 66 73 −7 147
3 Toronto Blizzard 30 16 14 51 48 +3 135
4 Montreal Manic 30 12 18 58 71 −13 124
Overall
Pos Club Pld W L GF GA GD Pts
1 New York Cosmos 30 22 8 87 49 +38 194
2 Vancouver Whitecaps 30 24 6 63 34 +29 187
3 Golden Bay Earthquakes 30 20 10 71 54 +17 169
4 Chicago Sting 30 15 15 66 73 −7 147
5 Tulsa Roughnecks 30 17 13 56 49 +7 145

Source:[4]

Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
April 24, 1983 Toronto Blizzard A 2-1 25,375 Chinaglia
May 1, 1983 Montreal Manic H 6-0 41,946 Cabanas, Romero (3), Chinaglia (2)
May 4, 1983 Fort Lauderdale Strikers A 4-1 13,741 Chinaglia
May 8, 1983 Fort Lauderdale Strikers H 3-2 25,134 Chinaglia (2), Cabanas
May 11, 1983 Seattle Sounders A 0-3 10,085 Chinaglia, Cabanas, Bogicevic
May 15, 1983 Tulsa Roughnecks H 5-2 22,621 Chinaglia (3), Cabanas, Moyers
May 21, 1983 Tulsa Roughnecks A 1-2 19,160 Chinaglia, Moyers
May 25, 1983 Golden Bay Earthquakes H 5-1 22,841 Chinaglia, Moyers,
Davis, Neeskens, Cabanas
June 8, 1983 San Diego Sockers A 0-1 5,318 Cabanas
June 11, 1983 Golden Bay Earthquakes A 3-1 16,202 Chinaglia
June 17, 1983 Team America A 1-1 (SOL) 31,112 Cabanas
June 19, 1983 Toronto Blizzard H 5-1 25,247 Cabanas (2), Chinaglia (2), Beckenbauer
June 22, 1983 Chicago Sting H 2-3 22,368 Cabanas, Chinaglia
June 25, 1983 Montreal Manic A 1-2 8,407 DiBernardo, Bogicevic
June 29, 1983 Vancouver Whitecaps H 3-0 29,141 Cabanas, Moyers, Bogicevic
July 1, 1983 Chicago Sting A 5-2 16,244 Cabanas, Moyers
July 6, 1983 Team America H 4-0 35,228 Moyers, Bogicevic, Romero, Cabanas
July 10, 1983 Vancouver Whitecaps A 2-0 50,205
July 17, 1983 Tulsa Roughnecks H 3-0 24,296 Cabanas, Romero, Moyers
July 20, 1983 Seattle Sounders H 3-3 (SOW) 19,825 Cabanas (2), Kapp
July 23, 1983 Tampa Bay Rowdies A 4-5 13,709 Cabanas (3), Moyers, Bogicevic
July 30, 1983 Chicago Sting A 2-1 18,546 Romero
August 3, 1983 San Diego Sockers H 3-1 22,756 Romero (2), Davis
August 6, 1983 Montreal Manic A 2-4 15,158 Cabanas, Bogicevic, Moyers
August 10, 1983 Team America A 1-2 11,612 Davis, Cabanas
August 14, 1983 Montreal Manic H 3-0 45,821 Davis, Romero, Moyers
August 16, 1983 Toronto Blizzard A 0-1 11,428 Moyers
August 21, 1983 Chicago Sting H 5-3 30,678 Chinaglia (2), Davis,
Beckenbauer, Cabanas
August 28, 1983 Tampa Bay Rowdies H 3-1 19,868 Romero, Moyers, Bogicevic
September 2, 1983 Toronto Blizzard H 6-3 20,865 Cabanas (2), Moyers (2),
Neeskens, Romero

Postseason[edit]

Overview[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]
Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
New York Cosmos - Montreal Manic 2 - 4 0 - 1 September 6, 12
Tulsa Roughnecks - Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3 - 2 4 - 2 September 6, 10
Golden Bay Earthquakes - Chicago Sting 6 - 1 0 - 1 5 - 2 September 7, 12, 14
Vancouver Whitecaps - Toronto Blizzard 1 - 0 3 - 4 0 - 1 September 8, 12, 15
Semi-finals[edit]
Game 45 Game 2 Game 3
Tulsa Roughnecks - Montreal Manic 2 - 1 0 - 1 3 - 0 September 18, 26, 28
Golden Bay Earthquakes - Toronto Blizzard 0 - 1 0 - 2 September 17, 27
Soccer Bowl '83[edit]
October 1 Tulsa Roughnecks 1 – 0 Toronto Blizzard Vancouver, BC Place Stadium

Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
September 6, 1983 Montreal Manic H 2-4 17,202 Chinaglia, Bogicevic
September 12, 1983 Montreal Manic A 0-0 (SOL) 20,726


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