Cosmos giant Giorgio Chinaglia has died

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Giorgio Chinaglia, a man of supreme talent but easily the most polarizing figure of those landmark Cosmos teams, has died at age 65.

Whatever you thought of Chinaglia, the man knew how to score goals.

Those of a certain age understand how large a figure Chinaglia was back in the North American Soccer League salad days.

Either way, here’s a wonderful catch-up session. It’s the story of a flawed figure, but one of enormous ability.

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