The Brazillian football legend will be interred on Tuesday at his home city, Santos.
The final resting place of Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’ will be on the ninth floor of the Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica (Ecumenical Necropolis Memorial) in Santos, São Paulo – Brazil.
The Mirror has reported that it was Pele’s final wish to be interred on the ninth floor as a special honour to his late father Dondinho who wore the No.9 shirt as a centre-forward.
The 32-storey vertical cemetry and Pele’s chosen resting place overlook Vila Belmiro stadium, home of the icon’s former club Santos FC..
Fans will be allowed to pay their last respects at the stadium on Monday where Pele’s casket will be placed in the centre circle of the field.
On Tuesday morning the casket will pass through the home where Pele’s 100-year-old mother lives before the family proceeds for a private final ceremony at the family’s vault.