Pelé Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 25, 2023

Date of Birth

23 / October / 1940


84 Years


Professional Footballer

Pele Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Born in Minas Gerais (Brazil) on October 23, 1940, Edson Arantes Do Nascimento would be known as Pele around the globe. Joao Ramos da Nascimento was his father and he played professional soccer, but he never made much money. According to legend, Pele’s family couldn’t afford to buy a soccer ball so his father stuffed socks with them and made them into a ball that he could kick around.


Edson Arantes do Nascimento’s life has been very difficult. He has been married three times and had many relationships. He is the father of seven children. Media attention has always focused on his relationships and marital life.

Rosemary dos Reis Cholbi was his wife. With her, he had two children: Jennifer and Kelly. He also had a son Edinho. They divorced in 1982.

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Early Education and Education

Edson Arantes Do Nascimento was conceived in Tres Coracoes (Minas Gerais), Brazil on 23 October 1940. Ronaldinho, or Joao Ramos da Nascimento, his father was a Fluminense soccer player who mentored him and coached him throughout his childhood. Celeste Arantes was his wife, and together they had two children. He was named after Thomas Edison by the couple.

He was also known as “Dico”. Edson misspoke about Bile’s name as Bile when he was young. This is how the name “Pele”, for him, came to be. According to Edson, Pele is a name with no meaning. He kept it from him until he finally accepted it. It means miracle in Hebrew, which is what the footballer ended up being.

Personal Life

In 1966, Pele married Rosemeri dos Cholbi for the first time. They were blessed with two daughters. In 1982, they divorced. He was romantically involved from 1981 to 1986 with Xuxa. She helped him become a model. Xuxa was just 17 years old when they began to date. He married Assyria Seixas, a gospel singer, and psychologist. Celeste and Joshua were born to her. They have separated.

International Career

Pele, at the age of 16 years old, played his first international match in Brazil for the national team. It was held in 1957. He scored a goal, which is the youngest ever to be scored for Brazil in his first match. He was the youngest ever player to take part in a World Cup in 1958.

Due to a knee injury, he missed the first two matches but was able to play in the third match. He assisted on a goal. Pele scored a hat-trick in the semi-final against France that helped them reach the finals. He scored two goals against Sweden in the semi-finals, which saw him score 6 goals in four matches.

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Net Worth

Pele is so well-known and successful. Here is the information you need to know about Pele’s Net Worth. Pele’s net worth is $100 Million.

Pele Age

Age at death: 82 years old

Pele Goals

Guinness World Record: His 1,279 goals in 1,363 matches, including friendlies, is recognized

Pele 2022

Pele, a Brazilian national treasure, became a worldwide celebrity after he was declared to be… 30, 2022 at 11:52 am. ET

Pele Now

Pele started playing for Santos when he was 15 years old, and the Brazil national soccer team at 16.

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Birth Place Três Corações Minas Gerais Brazil
Children Sons: Edinho, Joshua
Daughters: Sandra Machado, Kelly Cristina, Flávia Kurtz , Celeste
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 173 CM
Height In Meter 1.73 M
Nationality Brazilian
Parents Father: João Ramos
Mother: Dona Celeste
Profession Professional Footballer
Siblings Brother: Zeca Nascimento
Sister: Maria Lúcia Nascimento
Spous First Wife: Rosemeri Dos Reis
Second Wife: Assíria Lemos Seixas
Third Wife: Marcia Aoki
Weight 75 Kg
165 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Libra


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