Monday 15 November 2010


Probably the most famous footballer the world has ever known is Brazilian superstar, Pele, and he paid a visit to Dens Park one summer in June 1989.
He was there to present a "Man Of The Match" award when Dens was hosting a Group C section of the Under 16's World Cup tournament - Group C consisting of Argentina, Nigeria, Canada and China.
Before the football action, he had a "meet the locals" kind of PR stint at the ground, signing autographs, having his photo taken, that sort of thing, and the picture above is of him in the middle of a Q&A session with a group of kids from Hill Primary School.
The then Scotland manager, Andy Roxburgh, is alongside him.
Photo by DC Thomson.


  1. Great photo. Love the old cameras.

    Looks like half of the kids are sitting there thinking, "Wow! It's Pele!" while the other half are thinking, "Who is this guy?"

  2. It would be great if one of the kids taking a picture still had it and sent it to "retro Dundee" seeing the same moment from a different angle ,