Santos football club has announced the burial arrangements for Brazilian legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele.
Pele’s Funeral Arrangements
KanyiDaily had reported that Pele died at the age of 82 following a long battle with colon cancer at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Thursday, December 29, 2022.
Santos, in a statement signed Thursday, said the burial of the late football legend has been set for Monday and Tuesday.
According to his former club, the wake will be held on Monday, January 2, by 10 am, and his body will be laid to rest on Tuesday, January 3, at his Santos home, where he enchanted the world.
“The wake for the greatest footballer of all time will be held in Urbano Caldeira Stadium, better known as the Vila Belmiro, where he enchanted the world,” the club disclosed.
Pele is expected to get a funeral procession through the city’s streets before a private burial ceremony.
The club said Pele will be taken from the Albert Einstein Hospital to Estádio Urbano Caldeira in Vila Belmiro Monday morning, and the coffin will be placed in the centre of the pitch.
Those who want to pay their last respect to the ‘football god’ will enter through two gates and separate from politicians and the authorities.
The ceremony will continue until 10 am on Tuesday, January 3, when the parade will take place through the streets of Santos.
It will pass through Canal 6, where Pele’s 100-year-old mother, Celeste, lives, before heading to the Ecumenical Necropolis Memorial for the private burial reserved for family members.
The press will have access through gate 20 and prior registration will be required, by email, with the rules informed on the club’s official website.
Meanwhile, Pele’s daughter, Kely Nascimento has shared a heartbreaking image of her family’s final moments at the hospital before the football icon’s death.
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