Pele (in white), of the Brazilian football team Santos, in action against the Hong Kong League XI at the Hong Kong Stadium, on December 13, 1970. Photo: SCMP

When football legend Pele took Hong Kong by storm and refused to stay in the Hilton’s penthouse suite

  • The Brazilian player arrived in the colony in December 1970 with members of his team, Santos
  • He insisted on staying with his teammates during their visit, saying, ‘I want no special treatment’
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Pele (in white), of the Brazilian football team Santos, in action against the Hong Kong League XI at the Hong Kong Stadium, on December 13, 1970. Photo: SCMP
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