3 Jan 2023

Pelé funeral: Thousands line streets as Brazilian legend lies in state

Thousands of people have turned out on the streets of Santos in Brazil as the footballing legend Pelé was laid to rest.

His body had lain in state for 24 hours at his former club’s stadium – where almost a quarter of a million fans were able to pay their respects.

Brazil’s new president Lula da Silva even travelled there to join them.

Pelé’s coffin was then carried through the city before a private family funeral service.