FIFA President Calls on Countries to Name Stadiums After Pele in Tribute to Legendary Brazilian Footballer
- World Soccer Today -
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has made a plea to all countries around the world to name a stadium after the legendary Brazilian footballer, Pele.
Pele, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He is the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil, having scored a staggering 77 goals in 92 appearances for the national team. Pele also won three World Cups with Brazil, and is the only player to have achieved this feat.
In a recent interview, Infantino stated that Pele is a "symbol of football" and that it is only fitting for countries around the world to honor him by naming a stadium after him.
"Pele is more than just a football player, he is a symbol of the beautiful game. His talent, sportsmanship, and passion for the game have inspired countless people around the world," said Infantino. "I urge all countries to consider naming a stadium after Pele, as a way of paying tribute to this great man and his contributions to the sport."
It is not uncommon for countries to name stadiums after notable figures in the world of sports. In fact, there are already several stadiums around the world that are named after famous footballers, such as Maradona and Ronaldo. Naming a stadium after Pele would be a fitting tribute to his incredible career and would serve as a reminder of his lasting impact on the sport of football.
So far, no country has publicly announced plans to name a stadium after Pele. However, with the support of FIFA and the widespread admiration for Pele's talent and contributions to the game, it is likely that at least one country will step up to honor him in this way.
In the meantime, Pele's legacy lives on through his many accomplishments on the pitch, and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest footballers in history.