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Paul Lloyd30 Dec 2022 - 12:38
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The Cosmos UK FC number 10 will be retired for the remainder of the 22/23 Season.

It feels the right thing to do for Cosmos
- Paul First Team Manager

Cosmos UK FC is an official franchise of the mighty New York Cosmos formed 12 years ago we have had a strong relationship with our parent club with visits, our first kits sent over for us, etc.
Sadly after the pandemic, NY Cosmos was put on hiatus and there it has stayed.
Now Cosmos UK FC along with NY international FC are flying the flag for the Cosmos and keeping the legacy alive.
Cosmos UK FC plays in the famous Green of Cosmos and has an away white kit to match the 70's Cosmos Kit made famous by the greatest player of all time Brazilan legend King Pele.

A big part of Cosmos UK FC starting up 12 years ago was Chairman Max Biddle watching on Youtube the documentary "once in a lifetime" all about the cosmos and its Rise and of course the players who helped make the club a household name around the world.

Speaking to Biddle today he said "Pele was one of those 60/70's legends your dad always told you about but seemed mythical as a kid as there was no youtube back then, just memories of 1970's world cup on the BBC"

For a short time, Cosmos had its own space above a local pub for after-game drinks and food and it was decked out in green and white decorated by manager paul lloyd with the new york skyline in the background with Pele's Place as the room's name.

Pele, of course, won a record 3 world cups and many other league titles and accolades including finally being recognized by FIFA and given a ballon'dor as at the time they were only given to players who played in Europe.

But People my age will not only remember him for his football but his work after football being ambassadors for so many good causes and helping children all over the world through various charities.
Pele was a King on and off the pitch and this is why we at COSMOS UK FC have decided that for the remainder of Season 22/23 we will be retiring the Number 10 shirt made famous by Pele at Cosmos, Santos, and Brazil.
We feel it's what NY Cosmos would have done if they were currently playing and carrying on the cosmos name we feel it's our honor to do the same for a man who changed the face of football and gave us the beautiful game as we know it today.
RIP Edson Arantes do Nascimento
1940 - 2022

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