Thanks for the Memories Mr Football


Pelé sincerely regrets that he cannot travel to see his fans, and especially Les Murray, in Melbourne and Sydney. Pelé recently had an unexpected trip to the hospital, which he will recover from quickly but has left him unable to travel for the time being. With renewed health and a new year approaching, he is very much committed to making this trip happen in early 2015. ‎He looks forward to seeing you in Australia soon, and many thanks for the outpouring of love and support.

All tickets to the theatre shows and corporate lunches celebrating SBS broadcaster Les Murray and raising funds for charity Football United will be honoured and transferred to the new dates in 2015.

New dates will be announced shortly at

A tribute and testimonial lunch for Les Murray, celebrating his retirement after 35 years covering, broadcasting and championing Football in Australia. Enjoy a pre-luncheon reception, followed by a sumptuous lunch with M.C. Craig Foster from SBS.

Pelé will feature in an extended conversation with Les Murray, including moving tributes to Les about his incredible 35-year career dedicated to the “beautiful game”. In addition, Pelé will talk about his fascinating life and times thanks to the sport which took him from a poor street kid in Brazil to conquer the world. The extended conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A session with Pelé, moderated by Les Murray.

Opening dates and times

Wednesday 19 November 2014
12.00pm – 3.00pm

*Click here for associated event - Pele: My life. My story.


Corporate ticket - $300.00

Corporate table (10 pax.) - $,3000.00

VIP ticket - $700.00

VIP table (10 pax.) - $7,000.00

*Each VIP ticket includes an individual photograph with Pelé.

More information


For more information please contact the event organiser on +61 2 9213 2900

Event type


Convention and
Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Pl,
South Wharf, Melbourne Victoria,
Australia 3006.

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Arriving by taxi

Taxi drop off points are at 1 Convention Centre Place (for Convention Centre) or 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf (for Exhibition Centre).

Taxis can be booked by contacting Silver Top Taxi (131 008) or Yellow Cabs (13 22 27).

Arriving by tram

Melbourne's tram network services the metropolitan inner-city area with 28 lines. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is serviced by regular services departing every few minutes.

MCEC is stop 124a (Crown Casino / MCEC) for routes 96, 109 and 112 stop opposite the MCEC on Clarendon Street, South Wharf.

Tram numbers 48 and 70 stop at the end of Flinders Street. Walk towards the Yarra River and cross Seafarers Bridge.

Arriving by train

Melbourne’s metropolitan train network operates from the nearby Southern Cross station connecting to all parts of Melbourne.

Exit onto Spencer Street and take trams 96, 109 or 112 to stop 124a, which stops opposite the Exhibtion Centre entrance of MCEC.

Arriving by bus

Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Market, via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street South Wharf from Monday to Friday. Lormier Street is approximately a five minute walk to MCEC. There is also a coach pick up/drop off point at Bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).