PHOTOS: Brazilians Wake for Football Legend Pelé

by Duchess Magazine

Fans began paying their final respects to football great Pele on Monday with a 24-hour wake at the stadium where he first captured the world’s attention with his exploits. It was a sad day in Brazil.

Before a funeral procession and private burial scheduled for Tuesday, hundreds of supporters flocked to the Vila Belmiro, the stadium where Pele’s longtime club, Santos, plays. There, the coffin containing the remains of “O Rei” (The King) was displayed in the center of the field.

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