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Pele to be honoured by European football leagues

Pele to be honoured by European football leagues

Pele to be honoured by European football leagues. from wearing black armbands to observing a minutes silence.

It was announced on Friday that football matches to be held in Spain, Italy, France and England will honour Pele before every match.

Pele died at the age of 82 in a hospital on Thursday.

Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced that all Serie A teams will keep a minute silence before every match and will also wear black arm bans in the memory of Pele and also to honour him for the contributions he made for football in general.

Serie A will return in action on Wednesday the next after having a winter break.

Pele to be honoured by European football leagues

English Premier League’s Twitter feed twitted, “In tribute to Pele, Premier League clubs will remember his contribution to football by holding a minute’s applause prior to kick-offs, players and match officials will wear black armbands.”

Similarly games in Ligue 1 of France will observe a minute’s applause with a photo of Pele with the World Cup will be shown on the big screens across the stadiums before every match.

Read morePele, the football legend dies at the age of 82.

In La Liga of Spain, it is announced that a minute’s silence will be observed before each match.

Brazil already started three days of National mourning for Pele, the greatest superstar of football.

Pele, the three times winner of the Football World Cup has been loved widely across Brazil and in entire world too.

The death of The King (O Rei, as they call him in Brazil) has seen a sea of tributes around the globe. Pele transformed football and the world is showing what Pele deserves.

By Nandan Chetry

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