Mohun Bagan vs Pele: 1977, Kolkata witnessed something unforgettable
Let’s turn the clock back to 41 years, Kolkata witnessed ‘Brazilian Legend’- Pele on his boots with his team New York Cosmos on a friendly match against Mohun Bagan at Eden Gardens.
September 28, 1977 is always a date to be marked and not ignored for every Indian football fans. How Mohun Bagan got Pele visit Kolkata takes us to another period, a period where Mohun Bagan lost its glory, a desperate period for the officials to deliver something quick to raise back.
Luckily this was the time of Cosmos tour to Asia, fortunately after much communication and discussion, Bagan officials finally got Cosmos as their guest to play an exhibition match. Rest was history, a treasured moment for every Indian football fans.
Cosmos vs Mohun Bagan, 2-2, in the match Mohun Bagan showcased high performance, post Cosmos period made Mohun Bagan, a powerful team ahead as they dominated Indian football clubs hence forth.