Father: His father is a football player, too. His name is Dondinho (his birthname is João Ramos do Nascimento). His father taught him to play football and made him love it.
Mother: His mother’s name is Celeste Arantes.
Siblings: Pele is the elder of two siblings in his family. His younger brother’s name is Zeca Nascimento.
Wives and kids: Pele was married and not once. On 21 February 1966, Pelé married Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi. They had two daughters and one son: Kelly Cristina, Jennifer and Edson. The couple divorced in 1982. In 1994-2008 he was married to Assíria Lemos Seixas. They have twins Joshua and Celeste. His current wife’s name is Marcia Aoki. He also has children from different affairs – Sandra Machado and Flavia Kurtz.
Sexual orientation: straight, but according to his words, his first sexual experience was homosexual.
He was rumored to have some affairs with his housemaid. He also was in relationship with a model named Xuxa in 1981-1986.
During his successful career, he earned a net worth of $ 100 million.
Pele owns a beautiful mansion in Guarujá, Brazil, where he lives with his wife.
His car collection is a secret for public by now.
What are his relation to his children?
He tries to stay in touch with them. However, one of his daughters, Sandra Marchado, wasn’t recognized by him even after the DNA-test. She fought for this recognition for years until she died in 2006.
What does he do for charity?
Pele has helped raise millions of pounds for charitable causes such as Great Ormond Street and Harlem Street Soccer.
What political connections does he have?
Despite being respected by all the people in the world, he also was a Minister of sports in Brazil (1995-1998).
How did he start to play football?
Pele’s first football team was formed with a bunch of friends from his neighborhood, and they called themselves “The Shoeless ones”. At 15, he began to play for Santos FC, where he shown his skills and made records and so his career started.