Pele was born on October 23, 1940, in Tres Coracoes, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is a well-known Brazilian football player. Find out about Pele’s age, wife, net worth, weight, height, career, family, pictures, biography, and more. Find out about all of Pele’s most important accomplishments.

Pele Biography


Pelé was one of the best soccer players of all time. People called him “the Black Pearl.” With 1,280 games under his belt, he may have been the most popular athlete in the world when he was at his best.

Date of Birth Oct 23, 1940
Age  82 Years
Birth Place  Tres Coracoes, Minas Gerais.
Death  Dec 29, 2022
Residence  State of Minas Gerais
Country  United States
Profession  Professional footballer
Education  Graduated from Metropolitan University of Santos
Father Name  Dondinho
Mother Name  Celeste Arantes
Nationality  Brazilian
Siblings  Maria Lúcia Nascimento & Zeca Nascimento
Brother  Zeca Nascimento
Religion  Catholic
Spouse Assíria Nascimento (1994-2008), Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi (1966-1982),

Marcia Aoki (2016)

Horoscope Scorpio
Weight 73
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Net Worth $100 million
Category Sports Players & Athletes

A young talent

Edson Arantes Do Nascimento, who went by the name Pelé, was born in Tres Coracoes, Brazil, on October 23, 1940. His father was a small-time soccer player. Pelé grew up in a very poor neighbourhood, where soccer, played barefoot and with a makeshift ball, was one of the few things a poor boy could do for fun. A lot of Brazilian soccer players got nicknames that didn’t seem to mean anything. His father was called “Dondinho,” and Edson, when he was young, was called “Pelé,” though he doesn’t remember how or why he got that name.

His’s father taught him how to play soccer, and the hard work paid off quickly. When he was 11, He played for his first soccer team, from the Brazilian town of Bauru. He quickly became one of the best players on the team because of how well he played. At age 15, his mentor, former soccer star Waldemar de Brito, took him to Sao Paulo so he could try out for big league teams.

Pelé was turned down right away. Pelé was then taken by De Brito to Santos, where he made the soccer team. There, Pelé played soccer and made almost 5,000 cruzeiros (about $60) per month. As soon as he was loaned to the Vasco da Gama team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he got more attention.

International play

In 1958, Pelé went to Stockholm, Sweden, to play in the World Cup. The World Cup is a soccer tournament where all the countries that play soccer compete against each other. Pelé scored two goals in a 4-2 win over Sweden, which was a very exciting game. This helped his country win its first title. When he went back to Santos, his team won six Brazilian championships.

In 1962, he was on the Brazilian team that won the World Cup, but he had to miss the game because he was hurt.

Soccer is a game with few goals, but Pelé scored his 1,000th goal on November 19, 1969, in Rio de Janeiro, in front of 100,000 people. He had the most points in the Sao Paolo League for ten years in a row. He not only scored a lot of points, but he was also great at handling the ball. As he moved down the field, it looked like the ball was stuck to his feet.

In 1970, Pelé played for Brazil again at the World Cup. In Mexico City, Mexico, Brazil beat Italy to win the title. The team won the championship because of how Pelé played, both by scoring and by setting up other goals. When he said he would stop playing in international games after a game on July 18, 1971, plans were made to show the event on TV all over the world. He had scored a total of 1,086 goals by the time he left the game.

In America

After Pelé retired, he kept playing until he was signed to play for the North American Soccer League’s New York Cosmos for a reported three-year, $7 million contract. After a year, New York was at the top of their division, and in 1977, the Cosmos won the league championship. After that win,  stopped playing soccer for good, but he stayed involved in sports.

He became a sports commentator and helped promote soccer in the United States. In 1994, the World Cup was in Detroit, Michigan. He was there, and he won the hearts of millions of fans all over the world. He married his second wife, Assiria Seixas Lemos, later that spring. In his home country of Brazil, he was elected Minister of Sports in May 1997.

The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) named Pelé and Diego Maradona, an Argentine, the men’s players of the century on December 11, 2001.


Personal Profile About Pele

A Personal Account

  • Pele is 82 years old. He was born on October 23, 1940, in Tres Coracoes, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • He is a Brazilian citizen and lives in the state of Minas Gerais.
  • Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi (1966–1982), Assria Nascimento (1994–2008), and Marcia Aoki (2016) are the names of Pele’s wives. His father is Dondinho, his mother is Celeste Arantes, and he has two sisters named Zeca Nascimento and Maria Lcia Nascimento.
  • He has a $120 million net worth.
  • He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 73 kilogrammes.
  • He went to the Metropolitan University of Santos and got a degree there.

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