The Christ of Corcovado and Maracana Stadium were lit up Thursday night. Pele Just as Brazil mourned the death of its greatest soccer star.
Pele died Thursday at the age of 82 After a long battle with colon cancer at the Albert Einstein Israeli Hospital in São Paulo.
Regarded by many around the world as the greatest footballer of all time, he grew up in his native Brazil. He was hailed as a godlike figure.
The Christ of Corcovado statue and the Maracana stadium were lit up in Pele’s honor Thursday night
Monuments across the country pay tribute to great footballer as Brazil mourns loss
Pele, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 82.
After the country lost the football legend who led it to its first-ever World Cup in 1958, the country went into mourning and flooded the streets and Santos stadium to pay tribute to the king.
Pele rose to prominence with his club Santos, leading the Brazilian side to two Intercontinental Cup titles in 1962 and 1963.
He will be buried at the Urbano Caldeira Stadium, home of the football club. A public wake is planned.
On Thursday afternoon, the club’s supporters gathered outside the stadium to mourn his death after news of his death broke.
Pele is football’s biggest icon and a phenomenon who started his career with Santos (R) at just 15 years old.
Supporters of legendary club Santos gather outside the Urbano Caldeira stadium
Crowds gathered by the Pele mural outside the ground to pay tribute to the football legend.
Some supporters were seen in tears and comforting each other on the ground
Many were seen solemnly paying homage to Pelé on a mural of the club’s legend on the side of the Urbano Caldeira stadium.
Many fans were visibly shaken in tears and comforting each other as they mourned the great loss of football.
Others paid tribute to Pele with an image of his face, or of him wearing his famous No. 10 jersey, with the phrase “Pele forever you’re king.” I brought a big white flag with it written on it.
Some brought bouquets to the football field with similar phrases on their wrappings, while others spray-painted “King Pele, Idol” on the pavement in honor.
A beautiful game mastermind led Brazil to three World Cup wins
An upset Santos Football Club fan in front of a mural at the Urbano Caldeira stadium
One supporter put his arm around another supporter’s shoulder and cried.
Others brought a white banner with his image and the phrase “Pele forever you are king”
Some were paying their respects by taking flowers and placing them on the soccer field.
Other supporters spray painted ‘King Pele, Idol’ on the pavement to pay their respects
In recent days, Santos changed the club’s badge, adding a gold crown representing the king between the two gold stars that recognize the Intercontinental Cup title won in his prime.
A black boy from Tres Colacoez, on the southern tip of Minas Gerais, led Brazil to its first World Cup in 1958 at the age of 17 in Sweden.
He went on to win two more World Cups with Seleção, four years later in Chile, and an iconic third in Mexico in 1970, becoming the only player to win football’s highest honor three times. became a player of
Throughout his career, he scored 1,282 goals in 1,366 games. This included 77 goals in 92 appearances for his country.
The iconic Christ of Corcovado statue, perched atop Mount Corcovado overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, was illuminated in the national colors of green and yellow to honor Pele.
The roof of the Maracana Stadium and its stands were also illuminated in yellow, the color of the Brazilian flag, in honor of Pele.
The outdoor concourse surrounding the stadium was also illuminated in green, another color of Brazil.
Meanwhile, the São Paulo State Industrial Federation displayed images of national heroes on the sides of its headquarters.
A beautiful game mastermind image illuminated by hundreds of tiny lights and a photo of the player as a young man with a star above his head.
Elsewhere in the world, the front of Conmebol’s headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, was flooded with tributes as a picture of Pele hung alongside the Brazilian coat of arms.
Wembley Arch at England’s National Stadium also lit up Thursday evening.London’s famous landmarks and England‘Soccer Home’ paid tribute to the three-time World Cup winner by lighting the arches in Brazil’s famous green and yellow.
Christ the Corcovado statue above Rio de Janeiro lit up in green and yellow
The roof of the Maracana Stadium and its stands were also illuminated in yellow, the colors of the Brazilian flag.
São Paulo State Industry Federation displayed the image of a national hero
The facade of Conmebol’s headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, was adorned with a photograph of Pele.
Wembley Arch at England’s National Stadium was also lit up Thursday night
Pele was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on November 29.
He had been suffering from kidney and prostate problems since September 2021, when he underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his colon.
Pele’s body will be transported from the Albert Einstein Hospital to the Urbano Caldeira stadium in Vila Belmiro at dawn on Monday, where the coffin will be placed in the center of the pitch.
Who wants to say goodbye to the “King of Football” It is entered through two gates and is separated from politicians and authorities.
The ceremony continues until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, as the parade continues through the streets of Santos to the Ecumenical Necropolis Memorial, where his burial will take place.
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