The world’s best football player, Pele, will be laid to rest in the Santos residence where he charmed the globe.
The casket of Pele, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 82, will be positioned in the middle of the field at Estádio Urbano Caldeira in Vila Belmiro at dawn on Monday. At 10am, the public wake is anticipated to start for his funeral.
Two gates will be used for entry, and those who wish to bid farewell to the “King of Football” will enter separately from officials and politicians.
The parade will pass through the streets of Santos at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, after which the ceremony will continue.
Before going to the Ecumenical Necropolis Memorial for the burial set aside for family members, it will travel by Canal 6, where Pelé’s 100-year-old mother, Celeste, resides.
The press will enter through gate 20 and must register in advance via email. The rules are available on the club’s official website.
Pele battled colon cancer for a very long time before passing away at the age of 82. Since the end of last month, he had been in the hospital.
His daughter Kely Nascimento posted on social media to notify his passing, writing: “Everything we are is owing to you.” You have our undying love. Peace be with you.
The three million people who follow Pele on Twitter received a message from him as well: “Inspiration and affection marked the journey of King Pele, who gently passed away today.” Forever, love, love, and more love.
Glowing accolades poured in for the one and only man to take home three World Cup victories—the first at the age of 17 in 1958, the second in Chile four years later, and the legendary third victory in Mexico in 1970.
He scored 1,282 goals in 1,366 games throughout the course of his playing career, including 77 in 92 appearances for his nation.
The Brazilian Football Association shared a photo of their most well-known No. 10 enjoying one of those goals, and his club Santos shared a somber photo of a golden crown with the inscription “Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Real Name.”
Santos added a little crown to their symbol earlier this week, sandwiching it between the stars that stand for the Intercontinental Cup championships he assisted them in winning in 1962 and 1963.