A state funeral for O Rei Pelé, the “immortal” footballer

A state funeral for O Rei Pelé, the “immortal” footballer

Altar dedicated to Pelé in the Santos museum. / Guilherme Dionizio / efe

goodbye to a myth

The Brazilian star will be veiled for 24 hours at the Santos stadium, before a funeral procession that will pass in front of his mother’s house

Jose Manuel Andres

«Edson Arantes do Nascimento has died, but not Pelé; Pele is immortal.” These words from Andrés Rueda, the president of Santos, perfectly condense what the Brazilian star, one of the best players of all time, represented for his team. The day after O Rei’s death, not only Sao Paulo and its surroundings,

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