World Cup 1966: The day I met Pele

Ian Thomson

Ian Thomson

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A tiny scrap of paper with soccer legend Pele’s autograph is a treasured possession of soccer fan Ian Thomson.

And, as the 2014 World Cup draws nearer, Ian can look back at those heady days of 1966 when England won the Jules Rimet trophy and say “I was robbed” ... of the chance to play against the great Brazilian star.

Pele

Pele

Ian (67), of Moorland Crescent, Clitheroe, was a 19-year-old building society worker in Lymm, Cheshire, at the time.

 

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