Brazilian soccer legend Pele has received an enormous fan following to date and the many younger followers of the sport aspire to be like him. However, the three-time World Cup winner’s off-field life has presently been the discuss of the city.
The footballer made a sensational admission that though he was married three occasions, he had a number of affairs. Pele went on to admit that he fathered so many kids that he isn’t even aware of their existence.
According to the British tabloid, The Sun, Pele within the new Netflix documentary stated: “In all honesty, I’ve had a few affairs, some of which resulted in children, but I’ve only learned about them later.”
Among all his identified kids, Pele fathered seven together with daughter Sandra Machado whom the star did not recognise as his baby regardless of courts ruling in 1996.
Pele fathered 5 kids from his first two marriages — wives Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi and Assiria Lemos Seixas — and the kids have been specifically Kelly (50 years previous), Edinho (50), Jennifer (42), and twins Joshua and Celeste (24).
Pele in his documentary additional claimed that all his wives and girlfriends have been aware of his infidelity. He stated: “My first wife, first girlfriend, knew about it. I never lied.”
Sandra, who died from most cancers in 2006, was the outcome of a bootleg romance with housemaid Anisia Machado. He even had an affair in 1968 with journalist Lenita Kurtz and produced daughter Flavia, 52.
Maria da Graca Xuxa — a 57-year-old former mannequin who began seeing Pele when she was simply 17 — revealed final month: “He said it was an open relationship, but open only to him.”
In the Netflix movie, entitled ‘Pele’, the South American confirmed a scarcity of ego usually related to preening footballers.