Private burial of Pelé in Santos after eight-mile funeral procession

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Coffin of Brazilian footballer, who died aged 82, taken to cemetery near stadium where he began career

The Brazilian footballer Pelé has been buried in the port city where he began his career nearly 70 years ago, with the country’s president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, flying in to lament the “irreparable loss”.

Pelé, who died last week age 82, scored most of his 1,283 goals for Santos football club and it was at a cemetery near the team’s Vila Belmiro stadium where he was laid to rest on Tuesday afternoon after an emotional three-hour procession through town.

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Written by Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro, Ana Ionova in Santos
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