Giorgio Chinaglia was a legendary Italian footballer who played as a centre-forward for Lazio, New York Cosmos and for the Italian national team. He was born on January 24, 1947, in Carrara, Italy, and had a successful playing career that spanned over two decades.
Chinaglia began his professional career with Massese in 1966, where he quickly established himself as a talented and prolific forward. In 1966, he was signed by Internapoli, where he played for two seasons.
In 1970, Chinaglia was signed by Lazio, where he played for eight seasons. He quickly became a fan favorite at Lazio, thanks to his powerful style and his ability to score goals. He helped Lazio to win the Italian Cup in 1973 and the Italian league title in 1974. C Chinaglia was also instrumental in Lazio's first Scudetto, topping the Serie A goalscoring charts.
In 1976, Chinaglia moved to the United States to play for the New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League (NASL). He became a superstar in the United States, thanks to his exceptional performances and his ability to score goals. Chinaglia helped the Cosmos to win four NASL championships and was the league's leading scorer for four consecutive seasons. He retired from professional football in 1983, having played for over two decades at the highest level.
Chinaglia also represented the Italian national team on 14 occasions, scoring 4 goals.
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