Gianni Infantino announces that FIFA will urge EVERY country in the world to name a stadium after Pele to cement the Brazilian icon’s legacy following his death last week at the age of 82
Gianni Infantino has announced that FIFA will ask every country in the world to nominate a stadium following Pele’s death last week.
The Brazilian icon has passed away at the age of 82 and Infantino will ask countries to do so in order to solidify Pele’s legacy.
In Brazil, Infantino said: “We will demand that all countries in the world have at least one stadium named Pele.”
Gianni Infantino said he will ask each country to name a stadium after Pelé’s death
Infantino went on to say that the reason for this idea is “so that children know the meaning of Pele”.
Pele is the only player to have won the World Cup three times – in 1958, 1962 and 1970 he won with Brazil.
In his more than 20 years as a professional footballer, the silky forward has also scored over 1,200 career goals – an incredible achievement.
However, it is unlikely that Infantino’s idea of naming all these stadiums after Pelé will be particularly well received.
This is also just the latest move from Infantino who has confused football fans following his performance at the World Cup.
Pele is the only footballer to have won three World Cups – in 1958, 1962 and 1970
Infantino recently came under fire for his relationship with “Salt Bae,” who stormed the pitch after the World Cup final.
Fifa has said “internal action is being taken” following the incident in which the famous butcher posed with Lionel Messi and co.
In the run-up to the World Cup, Infantino also confused fans with a bizarre pre-tournament speech.
Whether the Fifa President’s latest idea will become a reality remains to be seen.
During Pelé’s professional football career, the forward scored more than 1200 goals