Leeds scores a winner with Pele return

Pele dons a Leeds United scarfe during his visit to  ASDA House Leeds in 2006.
Pele dons a Leeds United scarfe during his visit to ASDA House Leeds in 2006.
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Football legend Pele will be appearing at Elland Road’s Centenary Pavilion on September 18.

The Brazilian, widely considered the greatest player of all time, will be interviewed by ITV’s Gabriel Clarke as well as answering questions from members of the audience.

Pele speaks to staff at ASDA House Leeds

Pele speaks to staff at ASDA House Leeds

Tickets for the evening range from £100 to £595 with premium packages including a videoed meet and greet with the man himself.

In addition, guests will be treated to a three course meal and a full night’s entertainment including an auction and a raffle. The appeal of Pele is far-reaching with several celebrities expected to attend the glamorous event.

Pele’s appearance at Elland Road comes as part of a tour of the UK he will be completing later this year, taking in cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester.

His last visit to Leeds came in 2006 at a book signing for the release of his autobiography.

Brazilian soccer star Pele in 1966. PIC: PA

Brazilian soccer star Pele in 1966. PIC: PA

On that occasion he tipped Italy to win the upcoming World Cup. Six weeks later the Azzurri were crowned World Champions.

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