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Why the ninth floor? The disclosure of Pele’s burial site based on his will

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According to Brazilian media sources, football legend Pelé will be buried on the ninth floor of the Necropolis Memorial Cemetery, which overlooks the Santos stadium, according to his will.

And in fulfillment of Pele’s will, he will be buried in a special mausoleum on the ninth floor as a special honor for his late father Dondinho, who wore the number 9 shirt as a striker.

The vertical tomb consists of 32 floors and overlooks the Villa Belmero stadium, the former home of the Santos club. The Vertical Cemetery is also a famous tourist attraction and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest vertical cemetery in the world.

And the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, announced the death of the former samba star on December 29, 2022, at the age of 82, after a battle with cancer. Pelé is the only player to have won the world title three times with Brazil and one of the greatest football legends of all time.

Brazil has held three days of national mourning in connection with the death of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as “Pelé”, who died at the age of 82 and is considered one of the best football players in history.

Pele’s coffin was sent from the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo under heavy police protection to the Urbano Caldera Stadium, known as Villa Belmero in Santos, where he played for most of his years, where fans can bet. say goodbye to him and look at him one last time.

A video clip showed supporters of the late football legend Pelé lighting fireworks in Sao Paulo as a car transported his body to the Santos club.

Pele’s body will remain at the Santos club stadium until 10 am Tuesday, then the procession will move through the streets of Santos, passing through the home of Pele’s mother, Celeste Arantes, who is 100 years old despite not knowing about her son’s death, according to Maria Lucía. do Nascimento, Pele’s sister.

Brazilians know Pele’s mother well, as a few weeks before his death, he posted on Instagram on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

At that time, Pele posted 3 photos of him with his mother, commenting: “Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Donna Celeste. From an early age, she taught me the values ​​of love and peace. I have hundreds of reasons that make me grateful that you are her son.”

He added, “I am sharing these emotional photos with you on the occasion of the celebration of this day. Thank you for all the days I spent with my mom.”

His mother was with him at the hospital on the 21st of last month to accompany him in his final days.

It is noteworthy that Pele 3 times (1958, 1962 and 1970) crowned the Brazilian national team at the World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970), and he has a famous saying: “I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born, to write music, and Michelangelo. born to paint.”

Source: agencies

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