He grew up in Wales and began his career with the local Football club "Swansea City". RIP", "Come uno possa esprimere il grande dolore per la perdita di una persona che ha segnato la mia vita di tifoso personale di Giorgio. [17] Chinaglia, at that time Lazio's president, handed the controls to his personal assistant and general manager Peppe Pinton. He grew up and played his early football in Cardiff, Wales, and began his career with Swansea Town in 1964. Alan Bain. Giorgio Chinaglia (born 24 January 1947 - 1 April 2012) was an Italian football player. He grew up in Wales and began his career with the local Football club "Swansea City". He later returned to Italy to play for Massese, Internapoli and S.S. Lazio in 1969. Chinaglia’s remarkable story is not nearly as widely known as it should be. [3][6], In 1970, married his first wife, Connie Eruzione, daughter of a retired American army sergeant who was living in Italy[8] and cousin of Mike Eruzione, member of the Gold Medal-winning 1980 United States men's national ice hockey team that won the "Miracle on Ice" game against the Soviet Union. Chinaglia died Sunday at his home in Naples, Florida, his son, Anthony, said through family friend Charlie Stillatano, who was Chinaglia's co-host on a Sirius XM radio show. Giorgio Chinaglia (Italian pronunciation: ['d?ord?o ki'na? [3][6] He also drew negative attention to himself in the press due to his lifestyle off the pitch,[30] which included certain legal problems throughout his career, as well as accusations of criminal activity. or Best Offer +C $4.78 shipping. I am Giorgio Chinaglia. [11], In 1966, because of the lack of interest from British clubs and his compulsory Italian military service, Chinaglia, then age 19, and his family moved back to Carrara. He led his team in scoring for 13 straight seasons, 6 at Lazio and 7 at the Cosmos, scored 2 or more goals 54 times for the Cosmos, of which 14 were playoff games, scored 3 or more goals in a game 16 times, 5 in the playoffs, and scored 7 goals in a playoff game against the Tulsa Roughnecks in 1980 as well as 7 goals in an indoor game against the Chicago Sting on 8 December 1981. This page was last edited on 25 December 2020, at 15:03. Giorgio Chinaglia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒordʒo kiˈnaʎʎa]; 24 January 1947 – 1 April 2012) was an Italian footballer who played as a striker.He grew up and played his early football in Cardiff, Wales, and began his career with Swansea Town in 1964. Giorgio Chinaglia. Giorgio Chinaglia : biography January 24, 1947 – April 1, 2012 Giorgio Chinaglia ( January 24, 1947 – April 1, 2012) was an Italian footballer. He scored 122 goals in 246 appearances in all competitions for Lazio, scoring 13 goals in 28 Coppa Italia appearances, and 9 goals in 11 European matches. Chinaglia, who was born in Italy but grew up in Wales and began his professional career with … He was 65. The following season, Chinaglia scored 10 goals in Serie A, as Lazio narrowly missed out on the title, losing it to Juventus on the final matchday. Buy It Now. Chinaglia moved to Cardiff, Wales in 1955. He died of a heart attack in Naples, Florida. [3], In 2014, the n° 9 jersey that Chinaglia had worn during his career at the Cosmos, was retired by the franchise.[20][21]. He did not make the final 22-man squad, but Valcareggi took him to Mexico for experience. April 5, 2012. Giorgio Chinaglia, (born January 24, 1947, Carrara, Italy—died April 1, 2012, Naples, Florida, U.S.), Italian football (soccer) player who was one of the sport’s greatest goal scorers and the leading star of the North American Soccer League (NASL) in the 1970s. He also became a close associate of Warner Brothers president Steve Ross, part-owner of the franchise, and was known to thoroughly enjoy the cultural diversions that New York provided. Chinaglia became notoriously famous for his strong verbal reaction when he cursed upon being substituted by Valcareggi for Anastasi during his nation's opening match of the tournament against Haïti, which ended in a 3–1 victory to the Italians, although they would later suffer a first round elimination from the competition. [18] When the league and the club folded in 1986, Pinton ended up retaining the rights to the Cosmos name and memorabilia, including trophies and playing gear, associated with the club. [10], With Swansea, Chinaglia won the 1965 West Wales Senior Cup, scoring in the 3–0 victory in the final against Llanelli, and represented the Swansea Senior Association Football League in 1964 in a representative match against the Birmingham & District Works Football Association. [8] Chinaglia scored on his debut in a friendly match against Bulgaria, on 21 June 1972, in Sofia. I C S p o n s o r Y 3 D I A L B e d H O. GIORGIO CHINAGLIA - NEW YORK COSMOS 1976 - Vintage Jersey Replica. [16], In 1984, Cosmos, facing mounting losses and having never turned a profit, sold 60 percent of the club's ownership to Chinaglia, with no money exchanging hands. In December 1981, Chinaglia played indoor soccer, and in his first game against the Chicago Sting, he set an individual all-time NASL indoor record for most goals in a single match, by netting 7. Look at me. [3], Chinaglia joined the Cosmos in 1976 and finished his career in New York with 397 goals in outdoor games and 38 goals in 21 indoor, a total of 435 goals in 413 matches. He helped Lazio to gain promotion to Serie A during the following season, leading the club to a second-place finish in Serie B that year, and finishing the season as the leading goalscorer in Serie B, with 21 goals. Former Italy, Lazio and New York Cosmos star Giorgio Chinaglia has died of complications from a heart attack, his son said. ROME (AP) - Former Italy, Lazio and New York Cosmos star Giorgio Chinaglia has died of complications from a heart attack, his son said. In 2000, Chinaglia was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in the United States and was named the greatest player in Lazio's history during the club's centenary celebrations; with 29 goals, he is also the highest scoring Lazio player in international competitions. Ti voglio bene Giorgio...". In 1980 Chinaglia 76 goals in 66 total matches, including 32 goals in 32 regular season games and 18 goals in 7 playoff games. In 1973, Chinaglia returned to Britain with the Azzurri to face England in a friendly match. Amb 19 anys retornà a Itàlia, i el 1969 fitxà pel Lazio. Giorgio Chinaglia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒordʒo kiˈnaʎʎa]; 24 January 1947 – 1 April 2012) was an Italian footballer who played as a striker. Chinaglia scored 49 goals in 41 playoff games for the Cosmos for his career and scored 5 goals in 5 Soccer Bowls, 3 of which were game winners (1977, 1978, and 1982). Arrivederci Swansea: The Giorgio Chinaglia Story (by Mario Risoli, Mainstream Publishing). Right: Giorgio Chinaglia, Franz Beckenbauer : The front number and the name on the back are missing in this variation: New York Cosmos 1979 Home (NASL) New York Cosmos 1979 Road (NASL) New York Cosmos 1980 Home (NASL) Refik Kozic (4), Giorgio Chinaglia (9) Tampa Bay Rowdies at New York Cosmos : Giorgio Chinaglia (9), Mike Dillon (20) New York Cosmos at Washington Diplomats … Giorgio Chinaglia, Music Department: L'arbitro. He moved back to Italy and started playing for Massese and Internapoli (semiprofessional teams), and finally in "Serie A" for Lazio, the most important of the 2 professional football teams in Rome . He scored 9 goals in his second season, which was insufficient to prevent Lazio from being relegated to Serie B the following season. [23][24] In total, he scored 4 goals for Italy in 14 appearances between 1972 and 1975. Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian soccer great and New York Cosmos star, dies at 65 Soccer super star and Hall of Fame... "I enjoyed knowing Giorgio during his years with The Cosmos. He later returned to Italy to play for Massese, Internapoli and S.S. Lazio in 1969. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. He grew up and played his early football in Cardiff, Wales, and began his career with Swansea Town in 1964. With the Cosmos team that also featured Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer, Chinaglia won four league titles, and retired in 1983 as the NASL's all-time leading goal scorer with 193 goals. Nella Chiesa del Cristo Re a Roma, dalle 11 di questa mattina, è allestita la camera ardente per l'ultimo saluto a Giorgio Chinaglia. Giorgio Chinaglia (24. ledna 1947, Carrara - 1. dubna 2012, Naples) byl italský fotbalista, útočník. Pályafutása Klubcsapatban. In 1971, after Lazio were demoted to Serie B, Chinaglia became the first Italian national team player in modern history to be selected from a second-tier division club. I Beat You! Naples, Florida. Chinaglia is a surname. I will miss your football discussions in the mornings, … Italian soccer star Giorgio Chinaglia has died aged 65 at his home in Florida, friends and former colleagues have confirmed. Giorgio Chinaglia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒordʒo kiˈnaʎʎa]; 24 January 1947 – 1 April 2012) was an Italian footballer who played as a striker. [3][23], In 1979, Chinaglia became a naturalized American citizen, telling The New York Times Magazine reporter Diane Ackerman that he proudly kept his citizenship papers in his locker next to his bottle of Chivas Regal. Giorgio Chinaglia (Carrara, 24 gennaio 1947 – Naples, 1º aprile 2012) è stato un dirigente sportivo e calciatore italiano, di ruolo attaccante. He later returned to … And in 1975, his family bought a house in Englewood, New Jersey with the idea that he would commute to matches from there. 0 bids. "[8], Chinaglia was banned from playing in Serie A, the top division, for three years because he had played professionally outside of Italy, and his father fixed him up with Massese, a Serie C club in Massa near his home. His family of four emigrated to Wales in search of work and for a time lived in one room. ROME (AP) - Former Italy, Lazio and New York Cosmos star Giorgio Chinaglia has died of complications from a heart attack, his son said. [31] They had three children together: Cynthia, Giorgio Jr. and Stephanie. In 1976, Chinaglia left Lazio to sign with the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. Paola.roma", "Childhood memories of playing football in llandaff fields ,Wales,in 1962, remain-and of your Fathers restaurant. [3] In 1980 Chinaglia scored a record 50 goals in regular and post season play, plus another 26 in friendly matches. Giorgio Chinaglia was Born in Carrara, Tuscany, Italy. Wonderful man, great striker & terrific sense of humour. The Italian football great was 65. "[8], At age 13, Chinaglia was spotted scoring a hat trick for Cardiff Schools, and joined Swansea Town in the Football League Third Division as an apprentice in 1962. From Argentina +C $22.95 shipping . Szüleivel 1955-ben költözött Walesbe. [3], Chinaglia died in Naples, Florida of a heart attack on 1 April 2012. [9], Chinaglia made his senior debut for Swansea in October 1964 at Rotherham United, with his League debut following in February. [32], In 1996, Chinaglia was given a two-year prison sentence for fraudulent and false bankruptcy in the financial statements attributable to the management of Fin Lazio (1986–87), the financial owner of S.S. Notable people with the surname include: Arlindo Chinaglia (born 1949), Brazilian politician; Giorgio Chinaglia (1947–2012), Italian football striker; This page lists people with the surname Chinaglia. Chinaglia moved to Cardiff in 1955 at the age of eight when his father Mario was looking for work in the steel industry. [13] However, despite his prolific goalscoring record, he was criticised at times for being selfish, arrogant, and for his limited work-rate off the ball. ORA CHE SEI IN CIELO VOLA INSIEME A TUTTI I GRANDI DELLA STORIA DEL CALCIO "GIORGIO CHINAGLIA . I beat you! [38] Football Show co-host Charlie Stillitano said Chinaglia never returned to Italy because "He never wanted to take the chance". [6], Chinaglia was born in Carrara, Tuscany in 1947, but in 1955, he moved to Cardiff, Wales with his father Mario, mother Giovanna and his sister Rita, because of unemployment in Italy following World War II. In all matches played, including friendly, exhibition and pre-season games, Chinaglia scored 734 goals, giving him a lifetime average of a goal a game. During the 1973–74 season, he led the top Italian league in scoring, with 24 goals, and he helped his team to the Serie A title that year, scoring the decisive goal from a penalty in a 1–0 win over Foggia. [36] In November 2007, Chinaglia was fined €4.2 million by the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa for the alleged intention of a Hungarian chemical-pharmaceutical group to acquire the majority stake in S.S. [12] Italy reached the final of the tournament. Former Italy and Lazio striker Giorgio Chinaglia has died aged 65. [3] After his divorce with his first wife, Chinaglia married Angela Cacioppo; they had two children: Anthony and Donald. Giorgio Chinaglia was Born in Carrara, Tuscany, Italy. [34][35] He had previously attempted to buy another Italian club, U.S. Foggia, in 2004, but that attempt also failed after money laundering allegations and he fled to the United States. [13][14], In Rome, Chinaglia's family faced abuse from opposing fans and threats of kidnap by terrorist groups, and he voiced frustration at Italian tax and corporate laws that he said led to business failures. Club career statistics. He credited the military requirement with getting his career on track, saying, "Otherwise, I'd probably still be in Wales, slogging it out in the mud and drinking ale. I Am Giorgio Chinaglia! [8], Chinaglia rose to fame as a prolific goalscorer in Italy's Serie A, playing for S.S. Lazio, scoring 12 goals in his debut Serie A season, including a notable goal against European Cup holders Milan, led by Gianni Rivera. A year later at age 19, Chinaglia returned to Italy to play for Massese, and then Internapoli, before joining S.S. Lazio in … New Listing 2009 Sportkings C Giorgio Chinaglia #118. He moved back to Italy and started playing for Massese and Internapoli (semiprofessional teams), and finally in "Serie A" for Lazio, the most important of the 2 professional football teams in Rome . Ha rappresentato l'appartenenza, l'onore, l'orgoglio, l'amore, la stima, la forza, la sfida. [3], At the time of his death, Chinaglia was co-host of a daily soccer talk show, The Football Show on Sirius Satellite Radio. [5], Chinaglia was given the nickname "Long John", a reference to Chinaglia's physical style of play, as well as his resemblance to the similarly large Welsh footballing legend John Charles who also played in Italy. Time left 6d 7h left. He was also known for his leadership throughout his career,[27] in particular during his time at Lazio. [8] 1972, Chinaglia began investing in American real estate while on a tour of the United States with Lazio. [7] Because his family was poor, Chinaglia said, "All four of us lived in one room," he says, "My father was an ironworker and it was tough. The Italian football great was 65. From United States. [14], In addition to his footballing attributes, Chinaglia was a confident, charismatic and highly influential player on the pitch, due to his flamboyant, outspoken, eccentric, and extroverted personality, as well as his unique sense of humour with his teammates, which led him to become one of the first true footballing stars. 10 watchers. He was born in Carrara, Italy January 24, 1947. [22], Along with his teammates Re Cecconi and Wilson, Chinaglia took part in 1974 FIFA World Cup in Germany, although he was used scarcely by Italy manager Ferruccio Valcareggi. – Naples, Florida, Amerikai Egyesült Államok, 2012. április 1.) GIORGIO CHINAGLIA UN GIOCATORE VERO, UN TRASCINATORE, UN LEADER CAPACE CON LA SUA GRINTA' E UMILTA' DI FAR INNAMORARE DI LAZIO MILIONI DI TIFOSI. INFO: Giorgio Chinaglia (born January 24, 1947) is a former football striker from Italy. Chinaglia won the NASL Most Valuable Player Award in 1981.[15]. His final Swans appearance was in March 1966, coming on as a substitute against Brentford. Chinaglia's play with Lazio earned him a place on head coach Ferruccio Valcareggi's shortlist for the Italy squad in the 1970 FIFA World Cup. Giorgio Chinaglia was born in Carrara, Italy, on Jan. 24, 1947. Ventisette gol utilissimi al Pescara, ma buttati via dall'azzurro e da una serie B assurda", "Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian Star and the Cosmos' Leader, Dies at 65", "Look at me. [30] Although he was popular with fans and teammates, he also had a controversial, brash, and rebellious character, and an aggressive temper at times, which led to arguments and altercations with some of his managers and teammates throughout his career. Lazio. les, al club Swansea Town el 1964. [33] He was Lazio's club president from 1983 to 1985, and was investigated by Italian authorities over a failed attempt to buy the club in 2006[3] over money laundering allegations involving suspected associates of the Casalesi clan, a clan of the Camorra crime syndicate. C $114.81. [19], In 2000, he was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. North American soccer and Giorgio Chinaglia would never be the same. So here, for the benefit of Ivanka and anyone else who might be interested, is the story of a man who most definitely was not a saint. The man in the picture was former Italy and SS Lazio striker Giorgio Chinaglia. I beat you!' Compared to Pele or Franz Beckenbaur, two of the Cosmos most famous players, Chinaglia still had years left in his legs and was still on top of his game. Italian soccer player Giorgio Chinaglia, who starred for the New York Cosmos in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died. In total, he scored 98 league goals for Lazio in 209 appearances, 77 of which were scored in Serie A, in 175 appearances. [39][40] The Giorgio Chinaglia Foundation, a non-profit organization to help youth soccer programs and disabled children, was later formed by the three children from his first marriage.[41]. He grew up and played his early football in Cardiff, Wales, and began his career with Swansea Town in 1964. Instead, he walked into the office of Clive Toye, then president of the New York Cosmos of NASL, and said he would either play for the Cosmos or buy his own team. He grew up and played his early football in Cardiff, Wales, and began his career with Swansea Town in 1964. See more ideas about Giorgio, New york cosmos, Soccer. [6] Chinaglia was known for his powerful and accurate shot, heading ability, and clinical finishing, both inside and outside the area,[27] as well as his athletic and acrobatic ability in the air. Chinaglia led Lazio to the club's first league championship in the 1973–74 season, during which he was also the league's leading scorer. We can be sure of this reality because God has promised as seen from his divine words about the near future; perhaps you or I may see those missing from our lives due to sickness or tragic injury that..." (GA), "è passato un anno.un pensiero per te caro Giorgione,per sempre nel mio cuore di laziale. Soprannominato Long John, ha vinto lo … Video of all 50 Giorgio Chinaglia goals to break the record in 1980 in the NASL, Video clip of Giorgio Chinaglia from Once in a Lifetime - The extraordinary story of the New York Cosmos, highest scoring Italian player in all professional competitions, United States men's national ice hockey team, Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa, "Former Cosmos, Lazio star Giorgio Chinaglia dies", "Il capo - cannoniere della B Lapadula interessa al Napoli e alla nazionale del Perù, ma non all'Italia che non è che abbondi di uomini gol (anzi ...). [3] His body was brought back to Rome for burial at Cimitero Flaminio, in the chapel of the Maestrelli family, where former Lazio coach Tommaso Maestrelli is buried. Giorgio, You made my truck driving job enjoyable. Jan 24, 1947 – Apr 1, 2012 (Age 65) Plant Memorial Trees Opens send flowers url in a new window If you need help finding the right words, view our. He later returned to Italy to play for Massese, Internapoli and S.S. Lazio in 1969. A prolific goalscorer, some sources state that he is the highest scoring Italian player in all professional competitions, with 398 goals, ahead of Silvio Piola, although this claim is also disputed, as the NASL did not abide to certain FIFA regulations at the time. [25], Regarded as one of the top and most prolific Italian strikers of all time, Chinaglia was a large, strong, fast, and powerful player, with a keen eye for goal. - Farewell to the footballing legend who made Pele cry", "Look At Me! [14] Although he was not initially regarded as the most talented or technically gifted player,[28] he developed his skill and control with time, showing great technical improvements and finesse later on in his career, which also led him to dribble with the ball at speed during counterattacks on occasion. [12], The following season, he joined another Serie C club, Internapoli in Naples, where he played two seasons and scored 26 goals in 66 matches. Despite Lazio's poor league form that year, Chinaglia won the Coppa delle Alpi with Lazio in 1971, defeating Basel 3–1 in the final. Giorgio Chinaglia (Carrara, 1947. január 24. He played for Italy's national team. The Italian army has a special regiment for soccer players, so all I did in the service was to train all day, and when my club had a game, get a pass. Giorgio Chinaglia Naples, FL Giorgio Chinaglia, 65, of Naples, FL, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at home with his loving family surrounding him. [4] He is also the Italian player with the best goalscoring ratio in domestic championships, with 319 goals scored in 429 league matches played across both Italy and the United States. The Italian football great was 65. I used to take the milk left on people's porches and drink it for breakfast. C $6.37. With his successor, Fulvio Bernardini, the situation did not improve. Chinaglia was the first player in Italian football history to be called up internationally from the second division.[2]. He later returned to Italy to play for Massese, Internapoli and S.S. Lazio in 1969. In the 86th minute, Chinaglia beat English defender Bobby Moore and sent in a cross that was tapped in by Fabio Capello, helping Italy to its first win over England at Wembley Stadium. 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