Aerial of mural which represents the symbols of Santos city including the biggest icon, Pele

Pele's home town pays tribute to footballing legend with mural

Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo 'Kobra" paid homage to football legend Pele with a mural in the coastal city of Santos, ahead of the sporting legend's 80th birthday.

After two months of research and 45 days painting, Kobra finished the 800 metre square painting on Sunday.

The mural is part of Santos' revitalisation project and represents the city's symbols, including the coffee, stock market, the port, a tram, and the biggest icon, Pele.

Pele played 496 matches for Santos football club and 92 matches for Brazil between 1957 and 1971.

The former striker will turn 80 on 23 October.