Ex-Brazilian star Cesar sold World Cup gold medal to buy cocaine

Posted By: IANS

Rio de Janeiro, April 19: Paulo Cesar, a member of Brazil's famed 1970 football World Cup winning team, has admitted he sold the gold medal to buy cocaine.

The former Brazilian star said on Saturday he regretted selling the "precious medal", reports Xinhua.


The 65-year-old Cesar, who had played for famous Brazilian clubs Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense, Gremio, Vasco da Gama and Corinthians, admitted his addiction began in France when playing for Marseille in the 1970s.


Story first published: Sunday, April 19, 2015, 12:36 [IST]
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