Brazilian star Paulo Cesar sold 1970 World Cup gold medal to buy cocaine

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

Paulo Cesar
Paulo Cesar

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.

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