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Brazil legend Jose Altafini set for Malta visit

Jose Altafini (right) with his Brazil team-mate Pele. Photo: AFP

Former Milan and Juventus forward to inaugurate unique exhibition on Pele

Brazilian football legend Jose Altafini is set to travel to Malta in the coming days to inaugurate the exhibition Pele: Forever O Rei at the Postal Museum in Valletta.

Altafini has enjoyed a stellar football career during the 1960s and 70s. He formed part of the Brazilian national team that won the World Cup in 1958 alongside other stars such as Pele, Vava, Garrincha and Djalma Santos among others.

Added to that he also left his mark in Europe when he joined Italian giants Milan and played a crucial role in helping the team to win the European Cup. Altafini scored a brace as Milan beat Benfica 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.

Altafini went on to enjoy a successful career in Italy as he also donned the colours of Napoli and Juventus, winning four Italian championship titles on the way.

After ending his football career, Altafini started a career as a football commentator on Italian television during the 1980s and 1990s.

Altafini will arrive in Malta at the end of the week to inaugurate Pele’s exhibition which will be held between March 2 and April 24 at the Postal Museum in Valletta.

No doubt, Altafini will have a lot of stories to share about his Brazil national team team-mate Pele.

The exhibition will portray the life and career of Pele through articles that will be exhibited for the very first time.

During his stay in Malta, Altafini shall also be meeting with Maltese football fans at is-Suq tal-Belt (Valletta Food Market) on Saturday from 10am onwards.

Altafini will be sharing stories on his career, answering questions from the fans and will also give autographs and take a photo with those in attendance.

For more info on the event please follow Sports Legends Malta on Facebook or send an email on footballlegendsmalta@gmail.com

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