Rio inaugurates ‘King Pele Avenue’ in front of Maracana stadium

Rio de Janeiro inaugurates the ‘Avenida Rei Pele’ (‘King Pele Avenue’) in front of the iconic Maracana stadium, in honour of the Brazilian football legend who died on December 29 at the age of 82 after fighting cancer.

Rio de Janeiro inaugurates the ‘Avenida Rei Pele’ (‘King Pele Avenue’) in front of the iconic Maracana stadium, in honour of the Brazilian football legend who died on December 29 at the age of 82 after fighting cancer.

A signpost displays the new name of the avenue that surrounds Maracana stadium, that will now be known as King Pele Avenue as a tribute to legendary Brazilian soccer star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A signpost displays the new name of the avenue that surrounds Maracana stadium, that will now be known as King Pele Avenue as a tribute to legendary Brazilian soccer star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. | Photo Credit: AP

Rio de Janeiro inaugurates the ‘Avenida Rei Pele’ (‘King Pele Avenue’) in front of the iconic Maracana stadium, in honour of the Brazilian football legend who died on December 29 at the age of 82 after fighting cancer.

“I think it’s very important, in front of the Maracana, where he scored his thousandth goal,” says Gomes Quintans, mayor of the Tijuca neighbourhood, “he said goodbye to the Brazilian national team here in 1971 against Yugoslavia,” he adds.

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