Pele Death: When ‘Black Pearl’ made people crazy in Kolkata, midnight fans reached airport. pele-death-black pearl kolkata eden garden memories people-reached-airport

Sports Desk , Edited By: Roshni Singh , Updated on: 30 Dec 2022, 08:43:13 PM

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Pele Memories: Pele, the great footballer of Brazil, died at the age of 82. After his death, there has been a wave of mourning in the sports world. Everyone is saying goodbye to him by sharing their memories with him. He has played the FIFA World Cup four times for Brazil. He was the first footballer in the world to win three FIFA World Cups for any team. Pele is called the god of football. Many football legends consider him as their role model.

Pele has made people crazy all over the world. There are many stories like this, but one story is also from India. Once in Kolkata when he made people crazy about him. In his love, 40 thousand people had reached Dum Dum airport.

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Pele has played matches in Kolkata

On 24 September 1977, Pele played for the New York Cosmos against Mohun Bagan in a packed Eden Gardens. During this, Pele was convinced of the talent of the players of Mohun Bagan. The three-time World Cup winning footballer was not allowed to score a single goal by Mohun Bagan. The Indian club almost won the match by 2-1, but the match ended in a 2-2 draw due to a controversial penalty award.

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There was a ceasefire to watch Pele’s game

People were so madly in love with Pele that during the Nigerian Civil War in the 1960s, there was a 48-hour truce between the warring factions so that they could watch one of Pele’s matches in Lagos.

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First Published : 30 Dec 2022, 08:41:24 PM

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