Kwok Ka-ming (back) greets Pele at Kai Tak Airport during Santos’ 1970 visit to Hong Kong. SCMP Photo
Kwok Ka-ming (back) greets Pele at Kai Tak Airport during Santos’ 1970 visit to Hong Kong. SCMP Photo
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Pele’s death sparks memories of Hong Kong visit and fond farewells from those he played against

  • Hong Kong footballing figures remember Pele’s trip with club side Santos in 1970, just months after Brazil’s third World Cup triumph
  • ‘Hilton Hotel provided him a President’s Suite but he turned it down to stay with his teammates in another room,’ recalls city’s former captain

Kwok Ka-ming (back) greets Pele at Kai Tak Airport during Santos’ 1970 visit to Hong Kong. SCMP Photo
Kwok Ka-ming (back) greets Pele at Kai Tak Airport during Santos’ 1970 visit to Hong Kong. SCMP Photo
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