Pele's club side, Santos, were in town on a European tour, and while the game was played in the afternoon due to the miners' strike and a dwindling of power on the national grid, which meant no floodlights, there was electricity in the air all the same at Hillsborough.'We'd normally get 25,000-ish for home games and sometimes bigger crowds than that,' Prophett says, 'but when we walked out we could see this was more than full.'We couldn't believe it when we looked at the Kop.Look at it.'Officially there were 41,000 there but I don't know how they counted them all. This was supposed to be a night game but the miners were on strike.In the early 1960s the directors of the successful, but small club thought foreign tours was a way to generate income they could not make in Brazil.So Santos became football's answer to the Harlem Globetrotters and Pele was Meadowlark Lemon.The Arena is signposted (with brown signs) from Sheffield Parkway.
From Fitzalan Square board a tram showing Meadowhall as the destination and leave the tram at the Arena/ Don Valley tramstop.
By 1972 Brazil and Pele had claimed a third World Cup.