Fans Gather Outside Santos Stadium for Pele's Funeral Procession

Fans gathered outside the Estadio Urbano Caldeira in Sao Paulo’s Santos neighborhood on Tuesday, January 3, to pay tribute to the soccer legend Pele, before his funeral procession through the city’s streets.

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

Pele’s coffin was displayed on the field of the Santos club, where he spent most of his career, scoring 643 goals in 659 games. Brazil’s new president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, joined those paying tribute at the stadium.

Footage by Steve Scott shows fans gathered and singing outside the stadium on Tuesday morning.

According to local news, Pele’s coffin will travel to the Ecumenical Necropolis Memorial in Santos, where the soccer player will be buried. Credit: Steve Scott via Storyful

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[DRUMBEATS AND CHANTING]