Pele Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More


Edson Arantes do Nascimento is a former professional footballer who is mostly known as Pelé. He was one of the greatest players and FIFA labeled him as “the greatest”. He was included in the Times list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. His total goals are 1,279 in only 1,363 games which is a world record. He played for Santos and Brazil national team and has won 3 FIFA World Cups.

Pele Biography and Net Worth

Net Worth                       $100 M
Full Name                        Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Birth Date                        23 October 1940
Age                                    35 years
Birthplace                         Tres Coracoes, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Profession                        Professional Footballer, Humanitarian
Wife(s)                              Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi                                             Assyria Lemos Seixas                                             Marcia Aoki 

Pelé Early Life

Pelé was born on 23 October 1940, and he was named after the American inventor Thomas Edison. He grew up in poverty and used to work in tea shops for extra money. He didn’t have money to buy a football, so he used a sock filled with newspaper. Pelé played in many amateur games and was a leader of Bauru Athletic Club juniors. He started playing with an indoor football team and his team won many championships. He credits futsal for his fast thinking on the pitch.

Pelé Club Career

In 1956, he signed a contract with Santos FC, and he was said to be the future superstar. In 1957, he was at the starting place and became the top scorer in the league. After some months he was called by the Brazilian national team. In 1961, he was given the name of “official national treasure”. His first major title was in 1958. In 1960, he scored 33 goals for the betterment of his team and then he scored 47 goals to help Santos stay in the tournament. The team won Tacca Brasil.

 Santos won the 1962 international Cup and the Copa Libertadores cup. In 1974 he retired from the Brazilian club. In 1975, he played for Cosmos and many of the other stars followed him there. One week before the Lebanese civil war he played a friendly game. He bought Cosmos to the 1977 Soccer bowl. He led New York Cosmos to their second Soccer Bowl.


Pelé International Career

Pelé’s first international match was in July 1957, but he lost it. He scored a hat trick against Team France and became the youngest to do so. In 1958, he became the youngest player in the World Cup at just the age of 17. Brazil won the World Cup and Pelé won Silver Ball.

In 1959, he played South American Championship and was the player of the tournament. Brazil came second. In 1962, Pelé was voted the best player in the world and World Cup Brazil stood second.

Pelé Wife

Pelé had many affairs. In 1966, he married Rosemeri and had two daughters, but they got divorced in 1982. In 1996, he married again but they got divorced in 2008. Pelé had an affair with Marcia Aoki and married her in 2016.

Pelé Net Worth

Pelé’s net worth is $100 million. He sold his home for $2.8 million and then purchased a residence for $156,000.


Pelé Body measurements

Height                   5 ft 8 in
Weight                  78 kg
Chest Size              45 inches
Waist Size              34 inches
Biceps Size              14.5 inches

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