A few weeks ago I was privileged to be present in the Salt Lake Stadium Kolkata when a football legend came to visit. Pele was in the City for the first time in 38 years – on his last visit he was playing for New York Cosmos against local team Mohan Bagan.
The City went crazy for the whole three days of the great mans visit – cricket is certainly not the only game in town here!
Pele’s final destination on his visit was to Salt Lake Stadium, the home of Hero Indian Super League Champions Atletico De Kolkata – and coincidentally where i am Tournament Operations Manager!
61,000 fans welcomed Pele and were captivated by his presence.
For me though another great man was front of mind – one whose deeds in the England goal against Pele remain the stuff of legend.
Enjoy the video!