Real Name/Full Name Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Pele
Birth Place: Tres Coracoes, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 23 October 1940
Age/How Old: 83 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 185.188 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Joao Ramos do Nascimento
Mother – Celeste Arantes
Siblings: Yes (2)
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: Brazilian
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Marcia Aoki
Kids/Children Name: Yes (7)
Profession: Footballer
Net Worth: $110 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

The greatest footballer of all time, Pele, is a name no one can forget. Be it his violent games in the world cups or his excellent skills in club matches, Pele has been in the spotlight throughout his career life in sports. Even after retiring, he has served in various institutions. He has been an integral part of the Sports institution all his life.

Well, how well do you know about Pelé? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Pelé’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Pelé to date.

Biography and Early Life

Pele was brought into this world on the 23rd of October, in the year 1940. He was born in Tres Coracoes, Minas Gerais in the country of Brazil. His father was a footballer named Dondinho, and his mother’s name was Celeste Arantes. Growing up, Pele lived in poverty during his childhood days.

He grew up in Bauru. For extra money, he would work as a servant in some local tea shops. Pele learnt football from his father. Due to their poor living condition, balls made of old socks and newspapers were used for learning the sport. Pele also has a younger brother, and he is the eldest child of his parents.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Pelé in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Pelé’s age is 83 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024 having been born on 23 October 1940. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185.188 lbs in Pound and 84kg in Kilograms.


The educational background of Pele is not entirely transparent. There is no information as to where Pele acquired his high school education. But it is known that the nickname “Pele” was earned by him during his school days. He also learnt football during that time and contested in several junior championships.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Pele With Wife Marcia Aoki
Pele With Wife Marcia Aoki

Pele has been married three times. His first marriage was with Rosemary dos Reis Cholbi. The couple tied the knot in the year 1966. They also had two daughters together. However, the marriage did not work out, and the two ended it in the year 1982. It was a year before their divorce that Pele started dating 17 years old television presenter Xuxa. The couple dated for five years, till the year 1986.

A few years later, Pele remarried his 2nd wife. She was a gospel single and psychologist. The couple took their vows in 1994. They also have twins together. However, this marriage did not work out either, so they divorced in 2008. Pele is now married to Marcia Aoki, who is Japanese-Brazilian in descent. They both got married in July 2016.

Pele has had his fair share of health issues. He had to have both his kidneys removed back in the year 1977. 2012 saw a hip operation of Pele. Pele is also known to have collapsed due to exhaustion in 2018, which followed by surgery to remove kidney stones.

Is Pele Gay?

Pele has been married three times as of yet. His first marriage was to Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi. The name of his 2nd wife is not known. He is currently married to Marcia Aoki. The couple is living a happy life together. Pele has also had several love affairs during his time. He has been connected to women and has always had heterosexual interests. He never showed any signs of having any homosexual attractions, and hence it is pretty conclusive that Pele is not gay.

Professional Career

Pele’s career in football started back when he was just fifteen years of age. He joined a club in the year 1956 named Santos Football Club. There he was a member of the senior team. His first match was against Corinthians Santo Andre, and he also scored his first-ever goal in the exact match.

In one year, he grew a lot as a footballer and was one of the best scorers in the league. A year after joining this club, he was called upon by the team of Brazil, and soon he played in the upcoming World Cups of 1958 and 1962. His outstanding skills made him one of the most sought-after players ever. 1961 saw the declaration of Pele as a national treasure by the Brazilian Government, and this prevented his transfer to any other country. From Santos, Pele retired in 1974.

Two years later, New York Cosmos signed him up. The international career in football started for Pele in 1957 when he was playing against Argentina. He was also present in 1962, 1966 and 1970 world cups. His retirement did not end his career as he was given positions such as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Extraordinary Minister of Sports. Pele also served as the UN ambassador for the environment and ecology in the year 1992.


Pele is one of the greatest sportspeople to have ever walked on this Earth. He has achieved accolades more than any other in the world. Some of the most significant awards that he received are :

  1. Athlete of the Century
  2. World Sports Award
  3. International Peace Award
  4. In 1993, his name was also inducted in the National Soccer Hall of Fame
  5. FIFA Player of the Century
  6. National Order of merit by Brazil Government in 1991

His list of awards and achievements is incomparable, and the list is very long even to keep count.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Pele in 2024

Pele Net Worth
Pele Net Worth

The legendary football player Pele is one of the most amazing sportspeople ever to have been born on Earth. He has been a fantastic sportsperson and has been on top of his games ever since he started his career. Through all his games and all the awards that he has won ever, Pele has a net worth of $110 Million as of 2024.

This whopping net worth is the result of his brilliant skills and presence so top-notch. He has been dedicated to the sports institution for all his life. This considerable net worth is something that Pele deserves for all that he put in in career in football.

This legend being born resulted in the most spectacular matches of football that were ever seen. Pele was awarded the Athlete of the Century in 1999, and this award is something he truly deserves. He was the best-paid Athlete in his time, and he deserved to be so, for he came victorious in most of his matches. He is considered the greatest player of all time.

Though he only learned football from his father, that too without the proper pieces of equipment or a decent football. He did not let his poverty pull him down and showed the world that no matter what, if you have passion, then nothing can ever stop you from achieving your dreams.


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