The beach town  of Santos had one of its proudest moments yesterday when Edson Arantes do Nascimento rode on a streetcar trolley into the opening ceremony of The Pelé Museum. The wild , emotional applause was genuine, after all, Pele’ is probably the person who made Santos a world wide famous city.

Pelé sitting on a bench and posing for a photo

Pelé posing for a photo

It was an invitation only event and  had over 300 people present including the vice president of Brazil, Michel Temer,  and the mayor of Santos, Paulo A Barbosa.The museum takes up  4,000 square meters in a complex inside Santos’ old town in  a renovated historic building, and houses more than 2,500 items related to his career, including trophies, jerseys, photos and other memorabilia.

Pelé told the journalists and guests that assembling all his mementos into one place was a dream come true and that he was proud to represent his city and country.

Memorabilia does bring back a lot of memories

Memorabilia does bring back a lot of memories

“In 1958, no one knew Brazil.  And today,  everyone’s here at the inauguration of my museum,” he said at the podium. “Now we’re getting the Cup of all Cups and all eyes are on us here.”

Interactive and films

Interactive and films

2500 objects, shirts, trophies and photos

2500 objects, shirts, trophies and photos

About Betise Assumpcao Head

Communicator, specialized in Media Relations, Reputation, Crisis Management, corporate or individual. I started as a Sports Journalist (7 years, Mains newspapers and magazines in Brazil) turned into World Wide Press Officer (Senna 1990/1994), been to Games in Barcelona Atlanta, London & Rio 2016. Italy, Germany & Brazilian World Cups.


  1. Alycia says :

    I have a question? Where is the Pelé Museum? I am planning to bring my husband with me on my next trip and I cannot find any official information online with the location and hours. Any help would be welcome.


    • Betise Assumpcao Head says :

      Alycia. I’m sorry I did not add those details. The Museum is located at Casarão do Valongo, at Largo Mq de Monte Alegre, in the Port Region. And opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7pm. Tickets R$ 18,00 (£5) Under 12 go free. have a super trip


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