Pelé: Bio, Facts, Career, Family

Brazilian football (soccer) player Pelé Biography, Family, Height, Weight, Age, Measurements will be discussed here. Pelé’s personal details can be checked here. He was a Brazilian soccer icon and the only player to win the World Cup three times.


Pelé was a Brazilian professional football player who played as a forward. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport and labelled “the greatest” by FIFA, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. Pelé was the most successful league goal scorer in the world, with 678 league goals. In total, Pelé scored 1283 goals in 1363 games, including unofficial friendlies and tour games. That was listed in the Guinness World Records for most career goals scored in the history of football.

Pelé Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 23 October 1940
Birth Place: Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Date Of Death: 29 December 2022
Death Place: Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital, São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Cause Of Death: Colon Cancer
Birth Name: Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Nicknames: Dico, The Black Pearl, The King Pelé, The King of Football
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Occupation: Footballer, Humanitarian
Nationality: Brazilian
Race/Ethnicity: Black
Religion: Catholic
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight

Pelé Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 163 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 74 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 7¾”
Height in Meters: 1.73 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Shoe Size: N/A

Pelé Family Details:
Father: João Ramos do Nascimento aka Dondinho (Retired Professional Football Player)
Mother: Celeste Arantes
Spouse/Wife: Marcia Aoki (m. 2016-2022), Assíria Nascimento (m. 1994-2008), Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi (m. 1966-1982)
Children: Edinho (Son), Sandra Regina Arantes do Nascimento (Daughter), Joshua Nascimento (Son), Celeste Nascimento (Daughter), Kelly Cristina Nascimento (Daughter), Flávia Christina Kurtz Nascimento (Daughter), Jennifer Nascimento (Daughter)
Siblings: Zoca (Brother), Maria Lúcia Nascimento (Sister)
Others: Ambrosina Rosa da Conceição (Grandparent), Jorge Lino Arantes (Maternal Grandfather), Maria Naves (Maternal Grandmother), Gabriel Felinto (Grandson), Otávio Felinto (Grandson), Sophia Nascimento (Granddaughter), Arthur Spies (Grandson), Stephany Nascimento (Granddaughter)

Pelé Education:
Metropolitan University of Santos (1974)
University of Edinburgh (2012)

Pelé Facts:
*He was born on October 23, 1940 in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
*He began playing for Santos at age 15.
*He made his international debut at age 16 in 1957 and the following year played his first game in the World Cup finals in Sweden.
*He played for Santos, had 605 appearances, and scored 589 goals (1956 to 1974).
*He played for New York Cosmos, when he had 64 appearances, and scored 37 goals (1975 to 1977).
*From 1978 to 1980, Pelé played for XI Classic till he retired.
*He was the recipient of the International Peace Award in 1978.
*He was given the title “Football Player of the Century” by FIFA.