The funeral of the late soccer legend Pele has been set for Monday and Tuesday.
The wake will be held on Monday and his body will be buried on Tuesday at his home in Santos, where he enchanted the world, according to his former club.
“The wake for the best soccer player of all time will be held at the Urbano Caldeira stadium, better known as Vila Belmiro, where he enchanted the world,” the Santos soccer club said in a statement on Thursday, adding that Pelé will then receive a procession. funeral. through the streets of the city before a private burial ceremony.
The body of Pelé, who died on Thursday at the age of 82, will be transferred on Monday morning from the Albert Einstein Hospital to the Estádio Urbano Caldeira in Vila Belmiro, and the coffin will be placed in the center of the field. The wake is expected to begin at 10 a.m.
Those who want to pay their last respects to the King of Soccer will enter through two doors and separate the politicians and the authorities.
The ceremony, according to UK Daily Mail report, will continue until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, when the parade will take place through the streets of Santos.
It will pass through Channel 6, where Celeste, the mother of Pele, 100, lives before heading to the Ecumenical Necropolis Memorial for the private burial reserved for family members.
The press will have access through door 20 and prior registration will be required, by email, with the rules reported on the club’s official website, according to UK Daily Mail.
Pelé, who had been in hospital since late November, died at the age of 82 after a long battle with colon cancer.
The legend’s daughter, Kely Nascimento, confirming Pele’s passing, wrote in a social media post: “Everything we are is thanks to you. We love you infinitely. Rest in peace.”
There was also a message for the three million followers on Pelé’s official Twitter account: “Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pelé, who passed away peacefully today. Love, love and love, forever.”
The tributes have kept coming for the only man to win the World Cup three times, first as a 17-year-old in 1958, again in Chile four years later and then the iconic third win in Mexico in 1970.
Pelé scored 1,282 goals in 1,366 games in his football career, which included 77 in 92 appearances for his country.