Once you're a football player of the level of THE KING, you're always a star. Pele was 74 when he set his magical feet on the Indian soil after 38 years, but this time not to play a match, he came to endorse Subroto Cup.
The 74-year-old Brazilian legend had earlier visited the country in 1977 featuring in an exhibition match for his American club New York Cosmos against Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan on September 24 at a sold out Eden Gardens. The match ended 2-2. Quite interestingly, one of the Subroto Cup stars - Shyam Thapa played a significant role in the match of equals.
As the special ambassador for Subroto Cup didn't mince praises for Subroto Cup and the contribution of the Indian Air Force in creating this fabulous platform. Pele also promised exchange programs with Cosmos to ensure that teams from both sides get exposure and learn from each other.
Subroto Cup management has great plans for making Subroto Cup bigger & better and this seems to have gotten them quite some limelight.
- Teams pages with rosters
- Connection to the competition: all the members of each team (maximum visibility)
- Player and Team Stats
- Match stats