Pele will be buried on the ninth floor of a vertical cemetery, overlooking the Santos football pitch in his beloved home city, to honour his father who wore the No 9 shirt as a player.

On Tuesday the footballing legend will be laid in the vault at the Memorial Necropole Ecumenica – just half a mile away from the stadium that made him famous.The Brazilian player spent a long time thinking about where he wanted to be buried deciding on his final resting place by paying homage to his father, Dodinho.Dodinho, who died in 1996, was a centre forward who wore the No 9 shirt

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