It was on today in 1973 that Pele performed in London for the one time in his profession. It wasn’t at Wembley Stadium although, as you’ll think about.
Pele’s membership Santos performed two video games in England in 1973, one at Fulham earlier than happening to Plymouth Argyle. They’d been in England the earlier yr, with matches in opposition to Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa.
The Santos matches at all times drew in massive crowds, with each the internet hosting membership and Santos splitting the gate receipts. 21,464 followers had been at Craven Cottage that evening, greater than double Fulham’s common attendance that season.
After the Fulham match, Santos representatives claimed that the London membership had lied concerning the variety of followers current on the match. They wished more cash from the pleasant, however they didn’t get it.
Fulham gained the sport 2-1, with Pele scoring from the penalty spot after he was initially introduced down within the penalty space by Fulham goalkeeper Peter Mellor.
There you’ve gotten it, Craven Cottage is the one London venue that the nice Brazilian performed at! You by no means know if that can ever come up in a pub quiz. If it does, you learn it on right here first!
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