Brazil superstar Pele and his Santos team played an exhibition match against Plymouth Argyle at Home Park in March 1973, as part of a European tour. Improbably, Argyle won 3-2 in front of a crowd of 37,639. Goals from Mike Dowling, Derek Rickard and Jimmy Hinch put the home side 3-0 up by half-time, with Pele himself and Edu replying for Santos in the second half.Watch the amazing footage from Pele and co.'s Devon jaunt in the video player above.
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