Giorgio Chinaglia Tribute
I woke up late this morning, kind of lazy. I got my cup of Joe and sat down to enjoy some Sunday soccer on the boob tube, or better yet flat screen. Turning on the TV I soon learned the passing of Giorgio Chinaglia. So I decided to put together a video highlight page in tribute of Giorgio Chinaglia’s soccer career.
Giorgio Chinaglia will not be remembered in the glory of such greats as Messi or Pele; however, he will be remembered for the passionate playing style he possessed. His ego and over confidence is almost a necessity as a soccer player. He was part of a great time in soccer history; The New York Cosmos 1970’s & 1980’s star studded team. His winning attitude and scoring consciousness are aptitudes characteristic of “old style” center forwards; a characteristic that in my humble opinion is lacking in today’s soccer/football.
Thank you Giorgio Chinaglia, for playing the game with passion. While a bit unconventional and sometimes controversial you will always be remembered as one of those who brought soccer to America.
January 24, 1947 – 1 April 2012 (aged 65)
Enjoy some of Chinaglia’s goals and highlights below.
Roberto Avey is an ex-soccer player from Brazil. Club, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, 1995-1998 under coach, Francisco da Silva Júnior “Chiquinho." He has since graduated from Midwestern State University in Texas, with a bachelor degree in journalism and helps coach teams in Southern California. Read more