Fans Pay Tribute to Pele in Sao Paulo

Fans of the Santos soccer club in Sao Paulo, Brazil, gathered outside the Urbano Caldeira Stadium on Thursday, December 29, to pay tribute to Pele, the former Brazil and Santos player, following the news he had died, aged 82.

Footage from by Globo journalist Bruno Gutierrez shows fans waving a large banner outside the stadium on Thursday night.

Family members led tributes and the Brazilian government announced three days of national mourning.

Urbano Caldeira Stadium, also known as Vila Belmiro, is the home of Santos FC where Pele played at the start of his career. The stadium was due to host Pele’s funeral the following week, ESPN reported. Credit: Bruno Gutierrez/globo.ge via Storyful