In a private ceremony attended only by relatives and close friends, Brazil's football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to the world as Pelé, has laid to rest Tuesday afternoon at the Memorial Necropolis Ecumenical in Santos, the seaside city of São Paulo where he rose to stardom.
One of the main events Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva had to participate only two days after his inauguration was the wake of former football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento: Pelé.
Brazilian mourners flocked into the Santos stadium Monday to pay their last respects to the country's most iconic football player ever. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, O Rei (The King) passed away last Thursday at the age of 82 due to complications from colon cancer.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro decreed three days of national mourning following the death of football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento -Pelé- Thursday at the age of 82, while preparations are underway for his burial next Tuesday, one day after President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is sworn in.
Brazil's best footballer of all time and arguably still unmatched, has died Thursday in Sao Paulo where he had been hospitalized a month ago to undergo cancer treatment. His agent, Joe Fraga, confirmed his passing. He was 82.
The latest reports from Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital regarding Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, were anything but encouraging Wednesday.
Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, congratulated Argentina's Lionel Messi on winning the World Cup and France's Kylian Mbappé for scoring four goals during Sunday's final.
Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, has been reported to be improving but doctors are yet to mention when he will be released from the hospital where he is undergoing cancer treatment.
Fans of the club where Brazilian football legend Pele started his career convened Sunday at the Albert Einstein Hospital, in the western Morumbi area, to show their solidarity for Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, who is undergoing cancer treatment.
As the Brazilian squad participating in the Qatar 2022 World Cup prepares to face Cameroon Friday without stars Neymar, Danilo, and Alex Sandro due to health issues, the South American country's most iconic player of all times -Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pele- remains hospitalized in Sao Paulo fighting cancer.