The death of the deadly and skilful former striker, who scored 1,283 goals in a 21-year career, mostly with Santros, was a shock beyond the world of football and sparked messages of condolence from around the world.
But his death, due to colon cancer discovered in September 2021, caused major demonstrations in Brazil.
11 am: Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, reveals that one of the most important avenues (Radial Oeste) in Maracanã, which connects the stadium, will be called Avenida Pelé.
10:15 am: Pelé’s coffin rolls through the streets of Santos in a fire truck, guarded by eight Military Police cadets and followed by more than 230,000 people.
10:00 am: Two decades ago, Pelé chose the site where he would be buried, a seemingly residential building that is the tallest cemetery in the world, certified by Guinness World Records.
9:30 am: Pelé’s coffin continues on its way to the Ecumenical Necropolis, a luxurious vertical cemetery.
8:40 am: Pelé’s coffin leaves the Villa Belmero stadium to start a tour of Santos, a municipality in the state of São Paulo.
8:30 am: Lula da Silva enters the field to take charge of defeating Pelé.
7:30 pm: Pele will leave Pele’s coffin around 10:00 local time, 8:00 am. Colombian watch.
7 am: In the dressing room at Vila Belmiro, the only closet that hasn’t been opened for 48 years: King Pelé’s.
6:00 am: Pelé’s body is still wrapped in the flags of Brazil and Santos.