Brazilian legend Pele’s permanent throne was unveiled at the Hidalgo stadium by the Mexican team Pachuca.
Since Pele passed away on December 29 at the age of 82, numerous tributes have been held in his memory all around the world.
Pachuca president Jesus Martinez officially opened the Pele-themed area at their home stadium before Monday’s 5-1 league victory over Puebla.
👑 | Un espacio para #ElTronoDelRey, al más grande de la historia.
— Club Pachuca (@Tuzos) January 10, 2023
“A space for the throne of the king, the greatest in the history,” Apertura 2022 winners Pachuca said on Twitter.
Pele’s throne is placed below the directors’ box, in an area reserved for FIFA representatives.
Ahead of Monday’s Clausura opener, Pachuca players stepped onto the pitch donning Brazil jerseys while images of Pele were shown at the stadium before white balloons were released to end the tribute to O Rei.
SIMPLEMENTE ESPECTACULAR. El homenaje de Pachuca para el Rey Pelé en México.
— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) January 10, 2023