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Mourners Pass by Pele as Brazilian Soccer Legend Lies in State at Santos Stadium

Mourners paid their respects to Brazilian soccer legend Pele with a procession past his coffin at the Estadio Urbano Caldeira in Santos on Monday, January 2.

The Brazilian died from cancer on Thursday at the age of 82.

Pele’s coffin was placed in the center of the field in the stadium of the club where he spent most of his career, scoring 643 goals in 659 games. His burial was set to take place on Tuesday at a cemetery near the stadium.

Footage posted by Instagram user @geralsantistaoficial shows Pele’s coffin with football dignitaries such as FIFA president Gianni Infantino seen in attendance. Credit: @geralsantistaoficial via Storyful

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