Pele was the most famous footballer to play for the New York Cosmos. Photo: Edward Wong Pele was the most famous footballer to play for the New York Cosmos. Photo: Edward Wong
Pele was the most famous footballer to play for the New York Cosmos. Photo: Edward Wong
Tim Noonan
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Tim Noonan

Right Field: New York Cosmos' star is faded but still distinct

Pioneering American club that once drew international attention - thanks in no small part to Pele - still has entertainment value

Pele was the most famous footballer to play for the New York Cosmos. Photo: Edward Wong Pele was the most famous footballer to play for the New York Cosmos. Photo: Edward Wong
Pele was the most famous footballer to play for the New York Cosmos. Photo: Edward Wong
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.