JUST IN: Pele Burial Dates Revealed

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Football legend Pele

Pele Burial: The funeral for the late Pele, a legend in the world of football, will take place on Monday and Tuesday, according to reports.

His Santos home, where he charmed the world, will host the wake on Monday, and his body will be laid to rest there on Tuesday, according to his former club.

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In a statement released on Thursday, the Santos football club said: “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. Pele will then get a funeral procession through the city’s streets before a private burial ceremony.”


The coffin of Pele, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 82, will be positioned in the middle of the field when it is transported from the Albert Einstein Hospital to Estádio Urbano Caldeira in Vila Belmiro on Monday morning. At 10am, the wake is anticipated to start.

People who want to honour the King of Football in their final moments should enter through two separate gates from politicians and other officials.

The ceremony will last until 10 am on Tuesday, January 3, when the parade will pass through Santos’ streets.


It will travel through Canal 6, where Pele’s mother Celeste, who is 100 years old, resides, before arriving at the Ecumenical Necropolis Memorial for the exclusive family burial.

The press will be allowed entry through gate 20 after registering in advance via email and reading the rules posted on the club’s official website.

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Pele passed away at the age of 82 after a protracted battle with colon cancer. He had been hospitalized since late November.

Kely Nascimento, the legend’s daughter, acknowledged Pele’s passing on social media and wrote, “Everything we are is thanks to you. You have our undying love. Peace be with you.

On Pele’s official Twitter account, there was also a message for his three million followers: “Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pele, who peacefully passed away today. Love always, always, always.


The only man to win the World Cup three times—first as a 17-year-old in 1958, then again in Chile four years later, and then the legendary third victory in Mexico in 1970—has continued to receive tributes.

In his football career, Pele scored 1,282 goals in 1,366 games, including 77 in 92 starts for his nation.

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