Pele is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a forward. Pele is the only footballer in history to win 3 World Cups, and an icon of the game at the level of Muhammad Ali in boxing.
According to online reports, Brazil icon Pele was moved to end-of-life care in a hospital in December 2022 after no longer responding to chemotherapy. Brazillian fans at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as well as other footballers such as Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe, have sent their best wishes amid concerns about his health.
The Legendary Footballer was born on 23 October 1940. He is 81 years old.
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Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, and labeled “the greatest” by FIFA, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. In 1999 he was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee and was included in the Time list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century.
In 2000, Pelé was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) and was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century. His 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, which included friendlies, are recognized as a Guinness World Record.
His net worth is $100 Million
Pelé has married three times and has had several affairs, producing several children.
Two daughters and one son: Kelly Cristina (born 13 January 1967), Jennifer (b. 1978), and their son Edson (“Edinho”, b. 27 August 1970). Twins Joshua and Celeste(28 September 1996).
Pelé had at least two more children from former affairs. Sandra Machado, who was born from an affair Pelé had in 1964 with a housemaid, Anizia Machado, fought for years to be acknowledged by Pelé, who refused to submit to DNA tests. Although she was recognized by courts as his biological daughter based on DNA evidence in 1993, Pelé never acknowledged his eldest daughter even after her death in 2006, nor did her two children, Octavio and Gabriel.
Pelé also had another daughter, Flávia Kurtz, in an extramarital affair in 1968 with journalist Lenita Kurtz. Flávia was recognized by him as his daughter.