Lot 944: The 1978 NASL Soccer Bowl Championship Ring awarded to the New York Co
November 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: The 1978 NASL Soccer Bowl Championship Ring awarded to the New York Cosmos equipment manager Charles Martinelli, 10k gold set with a diamond by Balfour, inscribed COSMOS, NASL CHAMPIONS, COSMOS STAFF, SOCCER BOWL 78, AUGUST 27 1978, in original box of issue bearing the Cosmos logo and with a typescript paper label reading CHARLES MARTINELLI, 8 1/2 In 1978 Cosmos retained their NASL Championship title by beating Tampa Bay Rowdies 3-1 in the Soccer Bowl. The match was played at the Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. The MVP was the former Sunderland and Manchester City player Dennis Tueart who scored two of the goals, the other being netted by Cosmos stalwart Giorgio Chinaglia. The Rowdies were without their star player Rodney Marsh, sidelined through an infected leg injury. Provenance: The Charles Martinelli Collection. Former Equipment Manager of the New York Cosmos.