Pele: The soccer god comes to India again!
Updated On : 11 Oct 2015,12:38 PM
Brazilian football legend Pele relived the moments he had in Kolkata city 38 years ago when visited Eden Gardens before felicitating the 1977 batch of Mohun Bagan team.
It was the same team that had the fortune of playing against the Black Pearl's New York Cosmos at the 80,000-capacity stadium.
Pele will attend a star-studded Legend's Night with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and former India captain Sourav Ganguly.
The Subrata Bhattacharya-led Mohun Bagan team that played out a 2-2 draw against New York Cosmos on that historic day of September 24, 1977 will also be present at the Legend's Night' at the Netaji Indoor Stadium on October 12.
He will also take a detour of Eden Gardens en route to the Netaji Indoor Stadium as the Cricket Association of Bengal will felicitate the Brazilian legend in a royal manner.
In a video message, Pele has said: "I'm looking forward to my visit to Kolkata after 38 years, and during the time of Durga Puja."
Pele's visit is part of the first edition of the 'Legends Tour of India' conceptualised by Multicon Group and NSHM Knowledge Campus where the Brazilian legend will interact with about 1200 students before heading to Netaji Indoor Stadium on October 12.
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