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Giorgio Chinaglia
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Giorgio Chinaglia

2000 Inductee

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Forward who was the leading goalscorer in the history of the North American Soccer League, with 262 goals in his eight seasons for the New York Cosmos. Chinaglia was the NASL’s leading goalscorer five seasons in a row, topped by his 50 goals in the 1980 season, and was chosen as the NASL’s most valuable player in 1981. He won NASL titles with the Cosmos in 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1982 and was a first-time all-star in six of his eight NASL seasons. Inducted in 2000.

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