However, due to the protests of the fans, the legendary Brazilian facility Maracana did not change its name to the King Pelé Stadium.
Although the city government of Rio de Janeiro voted last month to name the 80-year-old legend one of the most famous football venues, Governor Claudio Castro rejected the plan after the state. The legislature put forward a proposal to avoid the name change.
Critics, including Golson, include members of the Brazilian team who had participated in world championships such as Pele in 1970. They complained that Pelé never lived in Rio, Maracanã. The grandson of (Maracana) whose original name was Mário Filho (Mário Filho) also protested. Maracana is named after a Brazilian journalist because he lobbied the most for the construction of facilities in the 1940s.
In the football match alone, the three-time world champion Pele has played many unforgettable matches in Maracana. Take the color of Santos as an example. He scored the 1000th goal of his career in the match of Vasco da Gama.
Maracana hosted the 1950 and 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, as well as the 2016 Olympic Games opening ceremony and football championship finals.