Birth Name: Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Date of Birth: 23 October, 1940
Place of Birth: Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Date of Death: 29 December, 2022
Place of Death: Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil
Pelé was a Brazilian professional footballer, and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time. He played as a forward.
Pelé was the son of Celeste Arantes and Dondinho (João Ramos do Nascimento), a professional footballer, who played as a centre forward. He was named Edson after American inventor Thomas Edison. He was nicknamed “Dico” by his family, and later nicknamed “Pelé” at school, because of his pronunciation of the name of local footballer Bilé. Pelé was raised in Bauru, São Paulo, in poverty.
Pelé was married to Marcia Aoki, until his death. She is a Japanese-Brazilian importer of medical equipment. He had a daughter with Anizia Machado; a daughter with journalist Lenita Kurtz; three children, including professional footballer and football coach Edinho, with his former wife Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi; and two children with his former wife, psychologist and gospel singer Assíria Lemos Seixas.
Pelé’s paternal grandfather was named Jonas De Aquino Ribeiro. Jonas was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Pelé’s paternal grandmother was named Ambrosina Rosa Da Conceição. Ambrosina was born in Minas Gerais.
Pelé’s maternal grandfather was named Jorge Lino Arantes (the son of Custódio Arantes and Jacinta).
Pele’s maternal grandmother was Maria Naves (the daughter of Jeremia Ferreira Naves and Maria da Conceição).
Source: Genealogy of Pelé – http://www.geni.com
what a player, what a life… The younger generations(including i Brazil) dont have much of an idea of just how big he was all over the world, his death is the single biggest news in major media national and iternational. Also, since this is a site made to explore heritage, i suspect his mother had some euro mix, given her fairly light brown skin and nose shape, wich was pass on to Pelé himself
*sorry, his mother HAS some euro mix, she is still alive, she’s 100 years old