Stephen Dunmoye

Following the death of one of the greatest footballers, Pele, FIFA president, Gianni Infantino has revealed that the world football governing body, will ask Nigeria and every other countries in the world to honour Pele by naming a stadium after him.

“We are going to ask that all countries in the world have at least one stadium with the name of Pele,” said while commenting at Pele’s funeral which began in Santos on Monday.

He said that the reason behind this idea would be ‘so that children know Pele’s importance’.

An emotional Brazil began paying its respects to football legend Pele today, as his coffin arrived at the stadium where he first took the world’s breath away.

Hundreds of fans began filing into the Vila Belmiro, home to Pele’s longtime club Santos, where the open casket bearing the body of ‘The King’ was displayed at the centre circle this morning.

The casket, which was placed under an awning and surrounded by bouquets of white flowers, will remain there for 24 hours.

Pele is the only player to have won the World Cup three times, first at the 1958 edition in Sweden, in Chile in 1962 and Mexico 1970.

Pele has over 1,200 career goals as a professional footballer.