I enjoyed knowing Giorgio during his years with The Cosmos. Wonderful man, great striker & terrific sense of humour. Ciao Giorgio, Mike Hussey
And no resident will say: “I am sick…”Isa 33:24. 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 lead to death. Prayers go out to the surviving family and friends.
è passato un anno.un pensiero per te caro Giorgione,per sempre nel mio cuore di laziale.
Childhood memories of playing football in llandaff fields ,Wales,in 1962, remain-and of your Fathers restaurant. 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. Ha rappresentato l'appartenenza, l'onore, l'orgoglio, l'amore, la stima, la forza, la sfida. Ti voglio bene Giorgio per l'eternita' . Francesco Iacobini, tifoso della Lazio
Allora udii un'alta voce dal trono dire: “Ecco, la tenda di Dio è col genere umano ed egli risiederà con loro, ed essi saranno suoi popoli.E Dio stesso sarà con loro.Ed egli asciugherà ogni lacrima dai loro occhi, e la morte non ci sarà più, né ci sarà più cordoglio né grido né dolore. Le cose precedenti sono passate”.
caro michele vorrei essere contattato sono fabrizio ciasco ex roscio tel 0775228267 3384376551 firstname.lastname@example.org
i was able to see this great player in action. what talent. he is now with my papi, playing futbol in the clouds
Cioa caro Giorgio e grazie per averci dato quel senso di Lazialità ed orgoglio.
Rimarrai per sempre nei nostri cuori.
My heart felt condolences to Giorgio's family and friends. His presence is greatly missed - Andrew Smith (Doylestown PA)
So many great memories at the Meadowlands with those teams of the 70s....I always watched the midfielders
Neeskens Bogie Franz...but you stood up when Giorgio got the ball in the box...
Rest in peace Giorgio, thank you for all the goals...and great memories
Scott Lennon Allentown NJ
My final comment......Jim Karvellas (the former cosmos broadcaster) is up there with you screaming:
"Here's Giorgio, top of the 18. Shot and a GOAL. CHINAGLIA has done it again"
Miss those days and you guys!!!!!
Dear Angie & Family,
The last time I saw you 2 together, was on the day, you met Giorgio at "Il Calcio's"...seems like yesterday. I'm glad that you 2 had a happy, long 27 yrs. together, w/many blessings, I trust. May he rest in peace & deepest sympathy to you & the boys.
P.S. My sister lives in Naples also.
There was nothing like watching Giorgio score goals at Giants Stadium. But meeting you was even better. You will be missed.
Grazie Giorgio. Unico Grande Mito.
Palmierino CML 1971
Giorgio it is with a very heavy heart that I leave this message, I was a Cosmos season ticket holder, I witnessed every single spectacular goal that you ever scored at Giants stadium. Including the 7 goal playoff game, where your team mate Van der Elst stated you were the greatest goal scorer had ever seen AND YOU WERE. In addition I am a Laziale to the core. Today at the Olimpico, Lazio won one for YOU. A huge sign at the curva Nord said QUEL DITO VERSO LA SUD RIMARRA" PER L'ETERNITA. And it will.
Quando era grande Giorgio Chinaglia, troppo Grande per morire cosi presto!
I miei piu sinceri condoglianze alla Famiglia.
Ciao Mitico Long John!
My sympathies to the family. Although I never met Giorgio, I can see what an amazing man he was. Rest in Peace.
Grazie Giorgione per i momenti splendidi che ci hai fatto vivere a Noi Laziali. Riposa in pace e torna a segnare tanti gol lassù. Abbraccia per Noi tutti il Maestro.
Sei stato il piu grande di tutti ed il piu coraggioso. Ti venivo a vedere sempre, anche a Tor di Quinto...che Dio ti benedica e sempre Forza Lazio.
Laziale da sempre...Ciao Giorgione, God be with you. Michele
I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of my former teammate Giorgio. The Soccer world has lost a great man. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
I well remember Giorgio at St Peteres School in Cardiff, Wales, when he was 10yrs of age. He played rugby for the school, before he went to Lady Mary School, also in Cardiff
he will be sadly missed. Tom Page, Cardiff, Wales
Caro Grande Campione, te ne sei andato all'improvviso e in punta di piedi lasciando dentro di noi un grande vuoto. Rimarrai sempre nei nostri cuori.
sei stato il più grande laziale di tutti i tempi.....il nostro sogno era quello di rivederti a roma a tifare insieme a noi....speriamo che almeno possa essere sepolto in roma così da poterti onorare tutti i giorni....ciao grande giorgione
Thanks for life and football education.
Grazie Giorgio per tutte le belle omozioni che ci hai donato!
Fly like a eagle high on the sky now our big Giorgio Long John!...R.I.P. Forza Lazio
Fly like a eagle for ever our big Giorgio Long John!....R.I.P. Forza Lazio
Fly like a eagle on the sky big Giorgio!!!...R.I.P. Forza Lazio always
Fly like a eagle on the sky big Giorgio!!!...R.I.P. Forza Lazio
As a kid growing up on Staten Island, watching you at Giants Stadium, the Cosmos were everything. You of course, were the talisman. I attended your soccer camp in 1980. You were an icon then and remained so ever since. I always wanted to call the show and talk to you, but now I won't have the chance. Rest in Peace. Enjoy the matches in heaven!
Caro Giorgione hai lasciato un vuoto incolmabile nei nostri cuori biancocelesti. Ti abbiamo amato, ti amiamo e ti ameremo per sempre.....ora sei con il Maestro, con Cecco e tanti altri.......Grazie di tutto grande guerriero!!
Paola F. (Roma)
Giorgione mio, non ti dimenticherò mai. Averti ammirato e amato su quel prato verde, fa sembrare oggi il ricordo di me bambino con papà mio che mi portava allo stadio. Una botta terribile sapere che te ne eri andato ma ti porterò sempre nella parte a me più cara dei ricordi. Ciao Giorgio
Andiamo Chinaglia Andiamo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ciao Long John! Per me sei stato e resterai il mio unico e grande bomber. Laziale ed uomo unico. Un abbraccio ai tuoi cari. Francesco da Roma.
Ero solo una bambina e ho avuto la fortuna di vederti giocare in quella squadra di pazzi e generosi che era la Lazio del 1974.Da allora quei colori fanno parte del mio cuore e nel mio cuore tu avrai sempre un posto speciale.Grazie per le belle emozioni,Forza Lazio Forza Giorgio!
Ti Amiamo profondamente...noi da lontano...sempre con te. Giorgio...non muori mai!
Tifo LAZIO grazie a te e mio padre.
Ora che hai lasciato questa terra sei diventato Leggenda.
Oltre il tempo.... GIORGIO CHINAGLIA!
GRAZIE GIORGIO SARAI SEMPRE NEI NOSTRI CUORI !!!
Ciao GIorgio I grew up wiith you< was there when you came in "curva Nord" alongside us Eagles Supporters...I became An Hard Core Lazio fan because of you!you will be my hero for ever Ciao Giorgo'
Giorgione,my dear friend, you will always be in my heart.
Alessandro Massari, Englewood Cliffs,N.J
The world has lost a wonderful man and footballer. My condolences to the family and friends of the great Chinaglia. He will be missed by the many people who's lives he touched with his wonderful skill and wit. RIP Giorgio!
I met Giorgio in Rome in 1972 when he played for Lazio. We shared moments of life for many years. He was loved and admired all over the world. I will never forget him. For me as well as many others Giorgione will be immortal. My love and deepest simpathy to Angela, Connie, George, Stephanie, Cynthia, Anthony and Donald.
Massimo Zeri (Los Angeles, CA)
OLTRE IL TEMPO.....GIORGIO CHINAGLIA
CRISTIANO E MAURO
You once said: "What's it like there, Neil?" I said: "It's gorgeous, sunny, I'm looking out on my bright green garden. You should be here." "Nah," you said, "I'm looking at the Gulf of Mexico!" You were the best because you always had to be the best. Legend!
Ciao Giorgio Grazie per tutto l'affetto dimostrato alla S.S.Lazio, ai sacrifici fatti per questi coloro grazie per avermi fatto sognare ed emozionare ti dedico una poesia con amore: corro con il vento contro, aria si muove improvvisa si alzano le foglie in un vortice isolato solitudine silenzio ciao Gio...
Con amore ed affetto Fabrizio Picariello
Ciao Giorgio Grazie per tutto l'affetto dimostrato alla S.S.Lazio, ai sacrifici fatti per questi coloro grazie per avermi fatto sognare ed emozionare ti dedico una poesia con amore: corro con il vento contro, aria si muove improvvisa si alzano le foglie in un vortice isolato solitudine silenzio ciao Gio...
Rest in peace, dear Giorgio.
Grandissimo Giorgione...quel famoso 12 Maggio 1974 ero a soli 7 anni ad ammirarti in Curva Sud assieme a mio padre mentre ci facevi vincere il nostro primo scudetto..da allora sei stata la vera incarnazione dell'essere Laziali..ieri eravamo circa 2000 a Roma per commemorarti...per non dimenticarti mai....
GIORGIO CHINAGLIA UN GIOCATORE VERO, UN TRASCINATORE, UN LEADER CAPACE CON LA SUA GRINTA' E UMILTA' DI FAR INNAMORARE DI LAZIO MILIONI DI TIFOSI.
ORA CHE SEI IN CIELO VOLA INSIEME A TUTTI I GRANDI DELLA STORIA DEL CALCIO
You made my truck driving job enjoyable. I will miss your football discussions in the mornings, and was amazed at how many games you could watch on a weekend and remember everything about every game.
You are the Star striker in Gods eleven, RIP Giorgio.
We spoke once on the phone, several weeks ago, though I have listened to you nearly every day for the past 6 months. It was an honor to talk to you about Muambo's cardiac condition, and compare notes on what soccer players must go through for cardiac clearance.
Your insight, humor, human touch, and overall classiness are something that will always make me smile.
Andrew Kobylivker, MD
God bless. Many mornings I stayed in the car to listen to you talk about the game in a way that nobody else ever has. You are a great ambassador for the game and will always be missed by those of us whose days were brightened by your voice
I already miss your unique and insightful commentary on The Football Show. God bless you and your family.
...a great men..a great soccer gladiator...a great friend...a fantastic father...me and my family we are Prayer for you Giorgio...May God Bless...and guide you in the beautifull Paradise...!!! LoVE and Pray in the name of Our Lord...!!!! Francesco, Victoria Francesca, Brandin Herberth, Roxanne, Herberth, Freddy, Marlon and all Pistorio Family from Germantwon, Maryland.
Grazie Giorgio, grazie da un bambino che a 10 anni prendeva a calci un pallone e come tanti altri immaginava di essere "Chinaglia" ad ogni tiro.
Sono certo che ne andavi fiero.
When I was a litle boy my dad used to take us to the NY Cosmos games and loved to watch Giogio. My mom took us a soccer clinic and we arrived late. My bother was about five or six and we just missed Giorgio signing autographs. My brother started to cry and Giorgio got in his limo. Seconds later as we were walking away we heard someone yell from the limo. It was Giorgio and he called my brother into the limo and talked to him for a few minutes and gave him an autographed picture. My bother never forgot that day and now years is a nationally recognized womens collegian soccer coach.
Caro grande,dolce fratello mio. Mi hai lasciato dicendo queste meravigliose parole. "I LOVE YOU" and "I LOVE YOU TOO" ora sei con la Mamma e il Babbo. Un bacio...
Giorgioni my friend!!! I will miss u and Charlie talking futbol every morning! You were the Boss!
This is a time of tremendous sadness for so many different people, he was admired and loved for his great play on the field, sadly players do not play like this anymore, as he always said "give me the ball and the ball will be in the back of the net". He was a gentleman off the field and always had time for his fans, I wish the athletes of today would understand what Giorgio did. He was a fabulous host on the radio who in this time of political correctness was never afraid to speak his mind, "when you're right you're right". RIP Giorgio, the world will be a smaller and sadder place without you.
Gorgio, thank you for all the wonderful moments of passion and inspiration.
I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with you, I am grateful for the excitement and talent you brought to the game that influenced a bunch of kids in New Jersey.
Giorgio,Thanks for making all our morning drives fun for the last 4 years, you will be missed by all. Best wishes to the family. all our love Terry & Ian Coral Springs
Giorgio, I've never ceased hoping you 'd come back to Italy some time. Now I know you will not. You made me happy with your goals, you were for me and for many a great example of loyalty and worth. We, the Lazio supporters, young and old, will never forget you.
Ciao Giorgio i tuoi cugini ti salutano sei sempre nei nostri cuori.Ci mancherai Ora sei con tutti quelli che ti hanno amato .Patrizia ,Giancarlo Daniele e Manuela
'Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim you, then shall you truly dance".
Love and light to you all....Fiona
We will miss you.....
From your friends Paolo Doino and Aurelio De Luca
from all the guys of BiCE Restaurant in Naples: We will really miss you!
My best to family and friends. Its amazing the way Giorgio could connect with listeners on the Football show. He made us all feel like his friend and I will miss hearing him and miss him enlightening my day with his style and charm.
Giorgio I'm simply speechless, I lost a friend.
I will miss you !
Ciao FO FO!!! We love you!!!
The entire soccer world is saddened by your loss. You will always be remembered as one of the greatest goal scorers in modern soccer.The Cosmos would never have accomplished what they did without you. Not many fans remember but you scored the winning goal in all the championship games, 1977, 78, 80 and 82.
Thank you for being such a great teammate, friend and advisor to me and so many others.
We had some great times touring the world,playing against world class players and teams. Without you it would not have happened.
My condolences to your family. May you rest in peace.
Erhardt Kapp, Cosmos teammate, Somers, NY
Riposa in Pace Giorgio. We will miss you and the intensity you brought every time you stepped on the field. Thank you for all the great memories and moments. From my family to yours, we wish the Chinaglia family the best at this time.
Ciao Giorgio you were Great...you will be missed. there was no Cosmos without you....On April 18 i will do a show just for you Giorgio ch.34 8pm on Timewarner and Fios....
Sei stato l'idolo della mia gioventù e ho avuto la fortuna e il piacere di conoscerti in qualità di Presidente dell'Hockey Lazio Femminile di Roma.Sarai sempre l'idolo di noi laziali . Riposa in pace Grande Campione.Un pensiero alla famiglia.
my childhood idol. I use to think I was you every time I scored a goal. Big loss. Very sorry.
Thanks for the memories that I will cherish forever.
Giorgio Chinaglia e' stato e sara' sempre l'unico grido di battaglia.
Onore alla Nostra bandiera...ora rivedrai il Maestro.
Ciao Giorgio, ci mancherai! Un altro pezzetto di Lazio che se ne va! RIP.
Giorgio sei stato il nostro orgoglio.
He lived like we all wished we could live. A man taken from us all too early. My thoughts and well wishes go out to his family and close friends that he left behind. A part of all of us died this past Sunday. RIP The Great Giorgio Chinaglia.
Giorgio...you showed this country what Soccer was all about. We are a more diversified sports nation because of you..."riposa en pace" Champeon.
Sono fiero di essere stato un tuo amico; un grande abbraccio "Campione"
Tuo amico Aurelio (BiCE)
We will miss you greatly, my family and I have enjoyed listening to you every morning. Thanks for the memories. The memories from my childhood (70s) playing soccer when nobody else in Upper East Tennessee knew what it was, and thanks for bringing soccer to USA. My son scored a goal for you today playing for his middle school team (he had "In memory of GC" wrote on his arm). Again, thank you. Brent, Shelly, Tristan(#13)Skelton. M'boro Strikers99elite.
Giorgio, ti ho conosciuto grazie a Dio di persona e parlato con te per due anni "ogni giorno" al bar di BiCE Ristorante...vicino casa tua a Naples. E` stato bello quando ti ho presentato mio padre che era felice di averti stretto la mano...e mio fratello, e` stato bello averti parlato del mio Catania ogni giorno e tu con la tua simpatia mi commentavi la mia squadra...; ti aspettavo sempre al ristorante e ti conservavo sempre il posto al bar per i tuoi tortellini. Sono felice di averti conosciuto davvero non solo come un mio cliente...ma anche come amico. Sei andato via senza darmi il tempo di dirti quanto ti stimo...
Ti vedevo stanco ultimamente ma non sapevo ci avresti lasciato cos
my heartfelt condolence to the family .willl surely miss you giorgio as you filled us with joy on the football show for the last 6 years.you became family.as charlie would say gooooodmorning giooooorgioni my friend, i will say goooodbye giooooorgioni my friend.
To the family of Giorgio Chinglia I would like to express my deepest condolences to you during this very difficult time.
Like many others, I came to know him only thorugh the radio. I spoke to him once but never had the honor of actually meeitng him. I began each day by listening to his commentary on the radio. Monday mornings were not so bad because i knew that I would hear Giorgio on the Football Show and hear him talk about the games that had occured over the weekend.
As an Italian American I am proud of his life and his accomplishments. The soccer world won't be the same without you Girgio.
CIAO Riposa in pace amico mio
Caro Long John, che dire... Quello che non sembra possibile avviene, cosi' adesso tu e mio padre ve ne siete andati, e io sono gia' vecchio.
Ho un figlio, comunque, e anche lui conosce il tuo nome.
E in questo sta forse il senso di tutto...
Arrivederci Giorgione, e grazie.
Giovanni Anselmi (anche in nome di Dario e Marco)
Mi ricordo ancora quando eri commentatore sportivo accanto a Raimondo Vianello....sempre la battuta pronta. Poi ti ho conosciuto a Naples e ho capito subito di quanto fossi una brava e simpatica persona....mi ricordo che quando ti ho chiesto una tua maglia, tu mi hai guardato come dire: "ma che te ne fai della mia maglis...", invece caro Giorgio ne sarei stato onorato di averla....sono sicuro che la prima cosa che hai fatto lassú é stato chiedere se si poteva giocare a pallone...riposa in pace Giorgio.
Our most sincere condolences. He was a great friend and player! Had the pleasure of working with him in his soccer academies Soccer Camps of America ...Chinagia's camp in the 80's
You are my hero RIP Giorgio :'(
Ritirare la maglia numero 9. AVANTI LAZIO!
Dear Angela, Donald and Anthony, our deepest sympathies on Giorgio's untimely death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember him coming to teach the kids soccer at Marymount--so many years ago! Love, Beth, Andrea and Maria
All good memories of you, Giorgio, thanks for being so entertaining (both on and off the field) for all these years. You were a great ambassador for soccer in America and as fans we owe you a lot. In fact, I read today that you and Charlie had a lot to do with bringing the big European clubs to the states for friendlies:
Thanks for that, too, buddy!
Hope you're back on the pitch poaching three or four goals a game wherever you are. My best to you....and thanks again for all you gave us.
OLTRE IL TEMPO ...GIORGIO CHINAGLIA!
When you thought of the Cosmos back in the late 70's & early 80's you thought of Giorgio Chinaglia! Even today the memories of that truly famous team are flooded with visions of Chinaglia's goals & antics - a true character & champion, at times larger than life and NYC itself! Most will go through life and never meet another person who had such an effect on others/team mates or an organization such as the Cosmos as much as Chinaglia did - he remains a winner & the leader of those guys! The soccer world has lost a real gem - I recall the times they played in Vancouver & I had the chance to meet him on occasion in the dressing room & outside of football. He was a real gentleman and a bit surreal, a legend - he asked what position I played, I was 14, I told him in the midfield - he responded "you should play up front as striker you'll score more goals". He had a sense of humour -quite a caring man who loved life - unbelievable! My condolences & prayers to Giorgio's family and kids. You'll be missed but never forgotten - Rest in heaven Giorgio * I hope you carry on enjoying the game up there. God loves you.
Quando ero un ragazzino ammiravo i tuoi gol nei Cosmos, e piu volte mi irritavo quando certa gente diceva che eri venuto a giocare negli States perche eri finito come calciatore. Invece eri ancora il Grande Giorgione. Adesso insegna gli angeli lassu una sforbiciata. Rest in peace Long John
I wish to send my condolences to the Chinaglia family. I am saddened by the great man's death, and I know how hard it is to lose a charismatic father before his time. I pray that you can pass safely through the grief of the mourning period before you. Thank you for Giorgio's life, he brought joy to me as a Cosmo and as a radio host. I listened to him every morning since the Football Show went daily, and was able to talk to him a few times, something I am grateful for.
Riposa in pace Giorgio, I saw you play for the Cosmos when I was 4 years old. I listened to your show every day. I'll miss you Long John. My prayers to you and your family. Addio Giorgio.
Celebrate his life as ours, this man was way before his time. We all are better people knowing this great person, he gave us; The Real HIM, Everyday, in this great Country of Ours. Genuine Human Being.
Ciao Giorgio,uomo onesto,generoso e Laziale nel cuore.
Ti abbiamo molto amato.
Paola Santopadre e famiglia,Roma.
Grandissimo Giorgio! salutami mamma che era una tua grandissima tifosa e che ci ha fatto diventare tutti laziali, grazie anche da un bambino di 8 anni che ti applaudiva il 12 maggio del 1974 dalla curva...............
sei stato e rimarrai sempre un grande.
rip giorgio ... all my sympathy to yur family ..
Ciao grande Giorgio,
idolo assoluto, il piu' grande laziale di sempre. Mai si potra' amare un calciatore quanto noi laziali abbiamo amato te.
All of us who knew you are deeply saddened by your passing. You were a great person and service man and we will all miss you greatly. Please extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. If you may need anything, please remember you have a table at Le Cirque.
RIP Giorgio,you will be missed,but not forgotten.Thank's for the good times on the road and at home.My condolences to your family
GOD Bless you Georgio, we lift you up to the LORD. I was always a huge Tampa Bay Rowdies fan and loved to hate the COSMOS, but I truly loved those days and you were a huge part of my child hood. Now I sit an ponder all of the fantastic accomplishments I had the chance to witness by you and your team mates in the NASL. Thank you for the ride Geo, heres to meeting someday on the other side. May the LORD comfort your family and friends at this time, and I lift your name on high as a piece of the person I have become. Rest in Peace.
Ciao Giorgio... Ci mancherai!!!
Comunque ricordati sempre.... GIORGIO CHINAGLIA E' IL GRIDO DI BATTAGLIA!
Mio figlio porta il tuo nome..io porto nel mio cuore la tua amicizia. Mi hai regalato gioe uniche che nessuno potra' cancellare.
Ti ringrazio per la tua generosita'..sei stato l'unico che mi ha dato una mano quando arrivai a New York da Roma nel 1981 - Grazie -
Riposa in cielo..che e' bianco e azzurro. Ora hai ritrovato Maestrelli..Re Cecconi..Frustalupi..il figlio di Maestrelli..Bezzi..Padre Lisandrini..Dott. Ziaco..
Non sarai solo.
Ciao Grande !
Gianni Aversa ( Roma e Palm Beach )
Le mie piu' sentite condoglianze alla famiglia Chinaglia. Nel 1974 avevo 7 anni e non ero laziale, ma tifavo per Giorgione Chinaglia! Buon viaggio campione
Goodbye to a great soccer player and man. I took your picture with my youngest son at your youth soccer camp in New Jersey. Still hangs on my wall.
You quickly became a part of my day every morning. An unedited perspective by a beautiful person on the beautiful game from someone who could have easily been an uncle of mine. Rest in peace.
May the GOD of tender mercies bring you
Lazio - Honved 26 Settembre 1969 la mia lunga storia con te Giorgio ....
La leggenda non morirÃ mai ! Grazie di quello che hai fatto per noi.
Che Dio ti benedica !
Siamo vicini alla moglie ed ai Figli del grande Giorgione ....Famiglia Spadano
My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Though I never met Giorgio, I feel like a friend has been lost. Every morning my day started with him, Charlie and Neil on The Football Show. He will be missed by millions of us football fans in the US, Canada and the rest of the world.
God has gained a striker and we have lost a friend. RIP Giorgio.
Ciao Giorgione, chi non ti ha visto giocare non puo' sapere cosa hai significato per noi Laziali, eri il nostro orgoglio, il nostro folle condottiero, non puo' capire quanto dolore ci provoca la tua perdita. Ora starai giocando su immensi campi di calcio con Cecco, il Maestro e gli altri componenti di quella squadra straordinaria che non ci sono piu'.
Ti porteremo sempre nel nostro cuore,
Hello Giorgione, who has not seen you play can not 'know what you meant to us Laziali, you were our pride, our crazy leader, can not' understand how much pain it causes your loss. Now you'll be playing on vast fields of football with Cecco, the Maestro and the other components of the extraordinary team that there are no more '.
We'll take you forever in our hearts,
My condolences to the Chinaglia family. He will of course be missed. R.I.P. Giorgio.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Chinaglia family. Giorgio will truly truly be missed. May you all find comfort in knowing how much he was loved. We all mourn with you. Steve from New York
grazie Giorgio, ci mancherai! Forza Lazio...
Our condolences to the Chinaglia family on their loss. Giorgio brought great passion to the sport of soccer in the NASL and many memories against the Chicago Sting!
My morning listening will never be the same...
Wish I could have seen you play in person.
RIP Giorgio. I will miss our banter on The Football Show discussing Mario "The Knucklehead" Baloteli....
Ian from Michigan (Man City fan)
Dear Giorgio , I lost a true friend. You are part of the book of Football History , a beautiful page , but now it is all written. But wat you have meant for meand my family is not for words.
Rest in Peace , Giorgione
Ciao Giorgio, I'm sure you are already on the first team with your new club. Rest well.
Grazie Giorgio per avermi fatto innamorare della Lazio
La Mia Prima maglia di calcio
Con il tuo mitico número nove
To a Famous Brother in Law, The World will Sadly Miss You Giorgio
I was a fan of his show. He always said it like it is. Going to miss you.....Giiiioooorrrggiiooo!!!!!!
My family's heart felt condolences go out to the Chinaglia family and close friends. My son and I listened to Giorgio every morning on the way to school for years and my son learned to roll his "r's" everytime Charlie would address Giorgio...those special times in my life were created by Girogio and Charlie and I will always be thankful for those moments that will never leave me or my son.
Ciao Giorgio, Sarai sempre nel cuore. Sei stato un grande giocatore e un grande amico!
Sandra Moschini (Estes Park, CO)
I love futbol. Giorgio was one of the reasons why. Rest in peace.
Giorgio, my father took me to see you play vs the LA Aztecs in 1977. From that day on I was in love with the beautiful game. Thank you, Thank you!
Giorgio I looked forward to you every week day morning.You were my pulse check to the world of soccer. Your banter with Charlie and Neil about Italian food was an epicurean delight.
I had the opportunity to see you play against Vancouver Whitecaps.
You were the reason I started playing soccer...your zest for life, on and off the field, was inspiring.
My son and I listen to Georgio and Charley each morning on the way to school. I'm just sorry I never called in to talk about my Houston Dynamo and Gunners with Long John. I got introduced to the beautiful game by a former Cosmos player from Yugoslavia who played for the club before Giorgio's time. I love all of his youtube highlights. What a striker and Football Crazy!!
A truly remarkable human being that will be deeply missed, but most certainly not forgotten. Giorgio was both an inspiration and a role model. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
My heartfelt Prayers go out to the family and close friends of such an ICON. I had the pleasure of meeting Georgio when I was younger at Vito's Pastry Shop in FairView, NJ, My Dad's band played for an occassion and Giorgio also atteneded and all I can say was he had a wonderful personality and was very kind. Peace be with him God Bless. Maria A. Filieri (Cilento Clan)
Ciao Giorgione,sarai per sempre nei nostri cuori.
Sad, sad news.....
Grande' Giorgio you were the best. We stopped by Anthony's restaurant in February looking for you. You were not there, but we had a nice conversation with Anthony. You raised a fine young man! Spending time in Naples won't be the same anymore....
I was a great fan of his from the radio show!! So sorry for your lost!! He will be truly missed by all!!!
Giorgio, you will be truly missed by all. You were an inspiration and the voice of the American soccer community. The greatest # 9 to ever play.
Si puo' riposare in pace il mio amico! Ciao Giorgio
Thoughts and Prayers to the Chinaglia family. Always was and always will be my idol. I wore #9 and the wrist band all my playing years. RIP Giorgione!
My husband and I were listeners of The Football Show. Even through this small glimpse into his life he has left a lasting impression on us and we will miss being able to listen to him. He obviously was a special man to have garnered such love from so many people many of those, like us, who never even had a chance to meet him. Our thoughts and prayers to his family.
My condolences to Giorgio's family. Although I am too young to have seen him play for the Cosmos, I was able to get to know Giorgio through his radio program. It was always a pleasure (and privilege) to listen to the great Chinaglia.
My prayers are with all of Giorgio's family and friends. There is a hole in my mornings without his voice on the radio. I will miss him a lot and thank God for the time I was able to enjoy his wisdom and good humor.
...mornings just won't be the same without hearing Giorgio's commentary on the world of football...peace and comfort to the Chinaglia family...giom, Cold Spring, N.Y.
Nessuno come te, Long John forever
We will miss you a lot Giorgio. Was nice to spend great moments on air at SIRIUS with you and Charlie. RIP.
Giorgio you will always be with us. I'm a Jamaican living in Canada and I would call the show and talk with you and Charlie and I felt like I knew you. You transcend all races, gender, religion and sports. Like Charlie always said â€œthank you Giorgionie my friendâ€
if it is possible to sum up Giorgio in one word and that is difficult, that one word is honesty, whether as a player or anaylist he always spoke his mind, and agree or disagree you had to respect him, not just for his incredible soccer knowledge but as a person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family, the world and the soccer family have lost a great man, you will be sorely missed Giorgio rest in peace.
Deepest condolences to the family and friends of the great Giorgio Chinaglia. He will be missed.
"Giorgio Chinaglia era e sara' sempre il nostro grido di battaglia."
Forza Lazio Gio'
We will miss you.
Ciao Giorgio, you were a great player and a true friend. The times we spent at my house in Fort Lauderdale will be cherished for the rest of my life. I will miss you and pray for your family.
I listened to the Football Show everyday, though I never called in, what could I possibly say to the great Giorgio. My wife even loved listening to him and we are both heartbroken over this loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family and hope God gives them the strength to get through this terriable time. My morning will never be the same again.
sei stato il semidio della mia infanzia, capace di rovesciare il mondo portando con fierezza la maglia biancoceleste come fosse una seconda pelle. Addio Giorgio, con te se vanno tanti giorni felici e ricordi col mio papÃ . un abbraccio ai tuoi cari.
A pleasure to speak with and a thrill to watch..
Nel cielo biancazzurro brilla una stella!
Ciao Giorgione. Hai cambiato la nostra storia, ci hai dato sfacciataggine e sicurezza, gli hai puntato il dito in faccia, ci hai sollevato per sempre. C'e' un "prima" e un "dopo" Giorgio Chinaglia, alla Lazio, e sono fiero e orgoglioso di aver vissuto entrambi abbastanza da poter capire quanto Giorgio Chinaglia sia stato il piu' importante calciatore nella nostra storia. Longheggiooo', evvviva longheggio''' E E! Carlo.
ciao grande ineguagliabile Long John, un grande laziale !!!
From a Chicago Sting fan, my condolences and hope God brings comfort in this difficult time. God finally has a quality striker on his side.
Gli Eroi non moriranno MAI ... Ciao Giorgio!
Grazie Giorgio per tutto quello che hai dato per la Nostra Lazio e per Noi Tifosi. Non ti dimenticheremo MAI, Long John. Un abbraccio forte alla Tua Famiglia.
I only knew Giorgio through the radio, but it was enough to adore him. He was an inspiration and will be deeply and greatly missed. Rest in peace Giorgio.
So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you. I will miss listening to Giorgio on the radio every morning.
When I was a little child, in the early seventies, you were a myth to me and my father Giovanni. As all true Lazio fans here in Italy, we mourn your passing. I assure you, in our hearts there'll always be a place for you... bye, Giorgio.
Quando ero una bambina, nei primi anni settanta, eri un mito per me e mio padre Giovanni. Come tutti i veri Laziali qui in Italia, piangiamo la tua scomparsa. Te lo prometto, nei nostri cuori ci sara' sempre un posto per te ... Ciao, Giorgio.
You have given the gift of Football to so many your legacy will live on! Soccer fields in America are full because of the seeds you have planted! RIP my friend....
RIP Giorgio. Great player and personality. Worked Giorgio's Soccer Camps in early 80's. Good memories.
I listened to the football show for many a month but didnt get the chance to phone in as the lines were to busy but Georgio was a straight talking no nonesense guy and he new his football, i listened to the tribute show all day yesterday and was very touch by all the comments made from various people throughout the game. I hope the show still goes on RIP Georgio.
I've loved listening to Giorgio on The Football Show for several years now. His honestly and intelligence about the game was refreshing day in and day out. I'm too young to remember him as a Cosmos player, but I'm going to miss my daily visits with Giorgio. He was my personal 'soccer' guru.
Condolences to the family. I'm sure he'll be greatly missed.
Union City, TN
Thanks, Georgio, for all the great memories on & off the pitch - you'll be sorely missed!
Dennis in Nashville
It is with a heavy heart that I, Chico Borja, offer my condolences to the Chinaglia family. As a former teammate and friend I will for ever be in debt of his professionalism and care for all us former Cosmos players. On behalf of my family, my mother and father, I am grateful to have know you and will keep you and yours close to our hearts. The Borjas
My sincere condolences to the family. I was honored to have known him during the Cosmos days. A well respected man, a smile that always made you feel comfortable. God needed an angel and possibly a good soccer player, but he chose one too early. God Bless. In pace, RIP Giorgio....
Dear Angela and boys. We are all very saddened by the news of your loss. Un abbraccio grande. Joanne in Roma
I'm so sad right now.Giorgio was always a gentleman to me and im proud to have known him and call him a friend.The US and international football fraternity will miss your knowledge and your humour.I'll end with what we always yelled at each other ....."STANKOVIC".God bless.Drapes of Manchester
il ricordo e l affetto per Giorgio era enorme , ti prego di accettare i miei piu sinceri abbracci e le mie condoglieanze,,,un forte bacio e tante preghiere
For Giorgio, Thank you for being an ambassador of football as a player, administrator, and commentator. Your legacy will always carry on. I am honoured to have crossed paths with you.
My deepest condolences for the family and close friends.
May you rest in peace Giorgio. The world will miss you. Thank you for all the fond memories you've left us. God bless.
I was very lucky to meet big george a couple of times here in napoli fl will miss his clear and precise thoughts on our game via sirius radio RIP giorgio you were a true man
who was true to his principles and thoughts
regards from roger murney founder member of manchester united sc canada
I knew Giorgio when played for the Cosmos and am shocked and saddened by his passing. My
deepest sympathies to the entire Chinaglia family..
Longboat Key Fl
as a former ny cosmos fan i will always have great memories of giorgio. he was a specail player and a special person. RIP number 9
My condolences to the Chinaglia Family I had season tickets to the Cosmos in the 70's and 80's I came to the games with my father and two young sons who Loved you then through my friendship with Charlie I met you in the 90's I worked as a volunteer with Champions World with many of the international tournaments you where a class act !! you where too young we will miss you !!
Giorgio, "fuoriclasse" all the way! As a player, as a coach at youth level in Westfield with Chas, as an "always honest" team official... "non te le mandava a dire", as a great soccer show analyst (Giorgio you had made my daughter fall in love with your analysis during 2010 World Cup). You were so reassuring even when we last spoke on Wed. We will sorely miss you... A great one has left us!
so sad to hear about giorgio .i used to go and see him play at giants stadium all the time.he will be missed.when we hear a rumble up in heaven we know you scored a goal!!!r.i.p. giorgio!!!!
My sincere condolences to the Chinaglia Family. I valued our friendship and will cherish the memories of my times with Giorgio, my great friend..
Michael Cohen (Rye Brook, NY)
Graham and I were very sorry to learn of the passing of Giorgio. We had just gotten to know Anthony over the past couple of months and were impressed by his polite and charming nature. Giorgio and Angie raised a very fine young man. Our children are our greatest legacy. Peace to your family and may we meet again in Naples.
Rest in peace Giorgio, I will miss you my good friend.
As a huge cosmos fan. I was honored and blessed to have watched him play and score a lot of goals as a cosmos player. Thank you for being a big part of my childhood. I enjoyed watching you. And a big thank you what you have done for the support. Rip Giorgione.
Thank You Uncle Giorgio, it was nice having you in my life. R.I.P.
So sorry to hear the news. please know we are thinking of all of you at this most difficult time. Brian and Christine Roberts- Naples FL
Giorgio was my childhood idol. I wanted to be a NY Cosmo because of him. Went to his soccer camps as a child and he was always great with us kids. Met him later in life as a NY Cosmos Reserve player and again very gracious with us players. I will miss you Giorgio. My condolences to his family.
I remember being on Arthur Avenue area in the Bronx one night and to my amazement Giorgio's presence caused quite a stir. People of all ages knew him and naturally he was gracious to all. Quite an honor to have known him
Giorgio Chinaglia does not leave us/the football world.
He lives us when the football world dies
Thank you for all you did to advance soccer in the US. There will only be one #9!
I felt like I knew Giorgio even though i never met him!To everyone is his life I say I am very saddened by your loss!!! There will only be one Giorgio, and my life is better for having him in it 2 hours a day!! L A Z I O
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I remember going to Giants stadium and watching him play,so many great memories for a 13yr old to have. I try to explain to my son who he was and all I keep coming up with was" he scored goals and he did it his way,man you should have seen some of his goals" Rest in peace Giorgio,thank you for all you did,it will not be forgotten by me.
We will miss you, Giorgio. Until we meet again on the other side, take care my friend.
First of all I was surprised to hear from you last week about Giorgio's heart attack and now I'm shocked to hear this, days before planning to meet him againin Naples.
Giorgio and me met only once for dinner, but as former professional soccer players we got along right away.
Anyway, I don't know what to say but I'm very sorry for your loss. Please forward my condolences also to the boys.
Your friend Franz and family, St Barth
With deepest sympathy to the Chinaglia family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
It's an incredible lost. I idolized Giorgio when i was a kid and I was honored to play with him with the NY Cosmos.
He helped me out as a player and as a coach during the Foggia days when he was the president.
Great player , great man and a great friend.I will miss you Giorgione.
Condolences to the family.
Ferdinando De Matthaeis NY Cosmos #29
I was told the Cosmos came to play in San Antonio around 1975 at St. Anthony's school. Im wondering if he was on the team at the time?? I will miss his insight and opinions on the Football Show, RIP Great one...
Although I didn't know Giorgio, I am a huge fan of Angela and their sons, both fine young men, and I'm sure great tributes to both their parents. My deepest condolences to all.
Dear Angela and boys, We are so sorry for your loss and hope your happy memories sustains you through this hard time. Sincerely, Sheila and Ike Mesulam
Our condolences to Giorgio's family. We will terribly miss Giorgio, a longtime family friend, a great soccer player and the co-host of the best soccer show on the radio. We knew him from his days in Naples, Italy, when he played for InterNapoli in Serie C. Every time the Cosmos came to Chicago to play the Chicago Sting, we had a chance to catch up with him. We were his guests at 2 NASL Soccer Bowls, one in New Jersey and one in Toronto. What memories. Rest in peace, old friend.
I grew up idolizing Giorgio and the Cosmos during my soccer high school days. My condolences to the family -- he brought much joy to a lot of people.
I am the same age and remember the Cosmos days well. So sorry for your loss.
I am sorry for your loss. May the Father of tender mercies be your source of comfort during this difficult time in your lives.
A great star is gone. I remember his excellent restaurant in Boca raton in the 80's.
We will always remember that brash cocky #9 making magic on the fields with a kick that struck fear into all goalkeepers in the NASL. We love you Girogio and will miss you! VIVA CHINAGLIA! VIVA ITALIA! Numero #9 per sempre!
I saw the great Chinaglia play in 1981 in Toronto when the Cosmos played the Chicago Sting in the Soccer Bowl. He was a charismatic figure who commanded the respect of fans and opponents alike. His kind are rare and he will be missed. RIP Giorgio.
take your boots with you.
RIP Giorgio I remember watching you at Giants
Prayers for strength and comfort to Giorgio;s family... My love of soccer stemmed from watching Girogio play in the early years.. As a result, I coached, I played and I am 'still and always' will be a fan.
Rest in Peace Giorgio
I am so sad the Giorgio has passed. I enjoyed his great sportsmanship and went to all the games at Giant Stadium in NJ. He was my all time favorite player...COSMOS...condolences to his family.
May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief, may all Giorgio's memories stay close to your hearts. Psalms 46:1 Joanna
So sorry to hear of Giorgio passing our prayers our to his family
Eri un giocatore fenomenale,e non ti scordiamo mai.
What a shock to read this news. He was a remarkable player back in the days of playing against our formerly known ROWDIES and was VERY respected. May he RIP and our condolences to his family.