The famous Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, maybe named after a Brazilian national team member, three-time world champion, Pele.
"The king of football, Pele, is the greatest footballer of all time. He represented and still represents Brazil," Labor party MP said.
The majority of his colleagues supported the MP's initiative, and he initiated the bill. Now, Cláudio Castro, the acting Governor, has to sign it.
The representative of the head of the region in the Legislative Assembly, MP Marciu Pasheku, positively assessed the name change for the stadium as well.
"Naming the stadium after the world's greatest football symbol, the king of football, Pele, is not only justified but also necessary, especially during his lifetime," the politician said.
Pele last played for the Brazilian national team in 1971 at the legendary stadium against Yugoslavia. In total, Pele played 92 matches for the national team and scored 77 goals. In terms of goals, Pele is still the top scorer.