And after the deputies voted on March 9 to change the official name of the stadium to “Edson Arantes de Nascimento – Ray Pele“It is the real name of the three-time world champion, in addition to his title.”King Pele“Critics have asked why officials are busy with such matters in the midst of a health crisis raging in Brazil, which recorded on Tuesday for the first time more than four thousand deaths in Corona within 24 hours.
“My intention was to honor the king of football and the best player of all time. But Maracana will always bear the name Maracana,” said Ceciliano, a member of the Workers’ Party.
There has also been disagreement over the fate of the stadium’s current official name, “Giornalista Mario Filho,” after a beloved Brazilian sports writer and writer (1908-1966) credited with making football more like a religion in the country, but to Brazilians and the world, the stadium is known as the neighborhood around it. It is a maracana.
The submitted project preserved the name Filio for the sports complex surrounding the stadium, which also includes facilities and courts for gymnastics and athletics. However, this did not suit Feliu’s family, friends and loved ones.
This iconic stadium was the scene of historic confrontations, including the crucial matches of the 1950 and 2014 World Cups, as well as the hosting of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
It is also the certified stadium by two of the most prestigious local football clubs, Fluminense, and the current domestic league champion Flamingo.
However, this stadium, which seats 78,000, bears painful memories for the Brazilians. In the decisive match of the 1950 World Cup, the Samba team fell 1-2 on the ground against Uruguay, depriving them of their first title, at a time when a draw was sufficient for them, as the tournament system at the time, which was adopted only in that version, required the leaders of each of the four groups to meet in a final group.
This day has become known as “maracanaso”, which can be translated as “maracana setback”.
So, the No. 10 player is the man who made Brazil laurels and remains, to this day, the only player to have won three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970).