The burning chapel of footballer Pelé, who died Thursday in Sao Paulo, will take place on Monday at the Santos FC stadium, the club where the "King" has played almost his entire career, and he will be buried the next day.
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"The burning chapel of the greatest footballer of all time will take place at the Urbano Caldeira stadium, (in the district of) Vila Belmiro, where he amazed the world", announced in a press release the club which counted the legendary Brazilian in its ranks from 1956 to 1974.
The remains of the triple world champion will be brought from Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo overnight from Sunday to Monday to Santos, a port city located 80 km from the megalopolis.
"The coffin will be placed in the center of the field" where Pelé shone as a teenager, said Santos FC.
Open to the public, the Ardent Chapel will begin Monday at 8 a.m. and will last 24 hours.
On Tuesday, a procession will follow the coffin through the streets of Santos, passing in particular the house of the mother of Pelé, still alive and aged 100 years.
The burial at the Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica cemetery, will be “reserved for family members”.