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Pele Stadium inaugurated in the Maldives!

The Maldives has become the latest country to name a football stadium after Pelé in response to the suggestion made by FIFA President Gianni Infantino following the Brazilian legend´s passing in December 2022. The Pelé Stadium was inaugurated under its new name with a friendly match between the Maldives national …

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Kazakhstan Football Federation names national training centre pitch after Pele!

The Kazakhstan Football Federation (KFF) has named one of the pitches at its Talgar national training centre after Pelé following the suggestion made by Gianni Infantino at the start of the year. President Infantino had suggested that all 211 of FIFA’s Member Associations each name at least one stadium or …

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FIFA President Infantino leads heartfelt Pele tribute at gala event!

FIFA President Gianni Infantino opened the proceedings at The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 by leading a tribute to one of the greatest players the game has ever seen – the peerless Pelé. Speaking ahead of the ceremony in Paris, and in the company of Pelé’s widow Marcia Aoki, Mr …

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Paulista Football Federation to name headquarters after Pele!

The Paulista Football Federation (FPF) is to name its headquarters the “Pelé Building.” The FPF’s member clubs and leagues unanimously agreed to a suggestion from Santos FC President Andrés Rueda that the building take the name of the Brazilian legend, who passed away on December 29, 2022. Pelé began his …

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Colombian stadium to be named after Pele!

The Bello Horizonte stadium in the Colombian city of Villavicencio is to be named after Pelé in response to Gianni Infantino’s recent suggestion that FIFA’s 211 member associations each name at least one stadium or football venue after the Brazilian legend. The decision was announced by Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, the …

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Government of Guinea-Bissau named the Bafata Stadium after Pele!

The Guinean Government decided to change the name of the Bafatá field, the second capital of the country, to Estádio Pelé, in response to the appeal of FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who asked for a worldwide tribute to the former Brazilian footballer. The decision was taken at the Council of …

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Cape Verde christens national stadium after Pele!

Cape Verde’s Prime Minister Dr Ulisses Correira e Silva has announced that the country’s national stadium in Praia will be named after world football icon Pele. The 15,000 seater “Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde”, erected in 2010 and opened in 2014 has been the home base of the “Blue Sharks” …

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Gianni Infantino attends Pele memorial, suggests all Member FAs name a stadium after Brazil legend!

FIFA President Gianni Infantino paid his final respects to Pelé when he attended a memorial for the legendary Brazilian at the Vila Belmiro stadium, home of Santos FC. The FIFA President was accompanied by Ednaldo Rodrigues, President of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), and Alejandro Domínguez, President of CONMEBOL and …

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