Pele funeral plans and location

Pele funeral plans and location announced
Pele funeral plans and location announced

The stadium where football legend Pelé played some of the best matches of his career will also hold his funeral on Monday and Tuesday

Pele’s body will be moved to Santos’ stadium, where he made his name, ahead of a public wake on Monday.

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The Brazilian football legend, who last night died aged 82, will be taken from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo to the Estadio Urbano Caldeira at dawn on New Year’s Day. Pele’s funeral plans and location announced

His coffin will then be placed on the pitch with the public ceremony, during which fans will be given a chance to pay their respects to the three-time World cup winner, expected to start at 10 am. 

The wake will last for 24 hours before a parade through the streets of Santos, a satellite town of Sao Paulo, on Tuesday. Millions are expected to descend onto the streets of cities around Brazil to honor the former Santos striker who died of colon cancer on Thursday.

Preparations for the ceremony have already begun, with pictures appearing to show stands erected at the stadium, in Vila Belmiro. Pele’s funeral plans and location announced

Workers set up tents at the Vila Belmiro stadium, the home of the Santos FC soccer club where soccer legend Pele played most of his career -
A public memorial service will be held at the stadium, where fans will have 24 hours to say goodbye

Santos, where Pele spent the vast majority of his career, is currently observing a week’s mourning. The club has added a crown to its crest, and between the stars representing the Intercontinental Cup titles, he helped them win in 1962 and 1963. Pele’s funeral plans and location announced

Questions are now growing as to how the rest of the football world will pay tribute to the man many consider to be the greatest in the sport’s history. Pele funeral plans and location announced

A minute’s silence was held in the Championship last night while Liverpool is expected to mark his passing ahead of their game with Leicester tonight.Pele funeral plans and location announced

Tributes have poured in for three-time World Cup winner Pele following the Brazil legend’s death aged 82.

The former Selecao star, widely considered one of the greatest to ever play the game, passed away on Thursday following a battle with colon cancer.

Pele’s status as one of football’s most recognised figures has drawn the sport together in mourning, with clubs across the globe honouring the late forward.

LaLiga and Champions League holders Real Madrid offered their condolences to the player’s family, while paying tribute to the legacy he leaves behind.Pele funeral plans and location announced

“The legend of Pele will remain forever in the memory of all those who love this sport and his legacy makes him one of the great myths of world football,” Los Blancos issued in a statement.Pele funeral plans and location announced

Pele funeral plans and location announced

Fellow Spanish giants Barcelona said the Brazilian “made football greater than ever”, while last season’s Champions League finalists Liverpool called him an “icon” of football.Pele funeral plans and location announced

Several teams paid tribute to Pele with statements incorporating some of the game’s other greats, such as Benfica, who posted a picture of him alongside late Portugal star Eusebio.Pele funeral plans and location announced

West Ham included former England captain Bobby Moore in their image after their famous battle at the 1970 World Cup, while Ajax featured Johan Cruyff, another of the game’s great players, alongside the Brazilian.

Some fans have also called for Fifa to rename the World Cup trophy.Pele funeral plans and location announced

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