Black Pearl Pele Graces the City of Joy With his Presence
Pele returned to Kolkata after 38 years when he landed in the city on October 11.
Pele returned to Kolkata after 38 years when he landed in the city on October 11. (All PTI and AFP Images)
Pele last came to Kolkata in 1977 when he toured with his club New York Cosmos.
Fans and media flocked to receive him at the airport as the Black Pearl visited the City of Joy.
The legend himself was not shy for the media either and was very forthcoming.
Chuni Goswami, arguably India's best footballer, is overjoyed at meeting the icon himself.
He waved and blew kisses to the people who thronged to see him, a clear sign of how easily he was going with the flow.
Pele will be rooting for Atletico de Kolkata when they face Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League on October 13.
Few people can bowl over the Prince of Kolkata Sourav Ganguly, but King Pele did just that.
The World Cupper maintained how India need to start the basic level to improve football in the country. He also lauded the Indian Super League as a great venture to promote the game among the masses.
The youngest player to score a goal in a World Cup also felt that Lionel Messi was the greatest footballer in the last ten years.