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Pelé net worth:
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Pelé information

Birth date: 23 October 1940
Birth place: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Profession:Football Player
Nationality:Brazilian
Partner:Xuxa (1981 - 1986)
Spouse:Assíria Lemos Seixas (m. 1994 - 2008), Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi (m. 1966 - 1982), Marcia Aoki
Parents:Dondinho Nascimento
Awards:FIFA 100 (2004), World Team of the 20th Century, South American Footballer of the Year,

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Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born on 23 October 1940, in Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is a retired footballer regarded as the greatest player of all time. According to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, he is the most successful league scorer of all time, holding the Guinness World Record for most goals in a football career. The success he had playing professionally propelled him to his current net worth.

How rich is Pele? Sources inform us of a net worth that is at $100 million as of early 2016, mostly acquired through his highly successful football career. After his retirement, he went on to do ambassadorial work for various organizations. He’s released documentaries and autobiographies which have also helped raise his finances.

Pele Net Worth $100 Million

Pele is the son of Fluminese footballer Dondinho; the name Edson was taken from inventor Thomas Edison. The name Pele came from a mispronunciation of Vasco de Gama goalkeeper Bile, and the nickname stuck with him despite having no real meaning. Living in poverty, Pele was not able to afford his own football, but he was taught by his father while he served at local tea shops to help with money. He played for local clubs during his youth and helped all of his clubs to reach championships. He even dominated the indoor football competition, Futebol de Salao.

In 1956, Pele was brought to industrial port city Santos, where he would try out for the professional club Santos FC. During try-outs, he impressed the coach and was given a professional contract at the young age of 15. He was highly promoted by the local media as a future superstar, and even then some called him the “greatest football player in the world”. He made an impressive performance in his debut match and by the following year he was put in a starting position. He went on to become the league’s top scorer, and was called to play for the Brazilian National Team.

Santos would win their first major tournament in 1958 at the Campeonato Paulista, a tournament in which Pele scored a record 58 goals. They were not able to defend in the following year, but in 1960 Pele helped them regain the title. In 1961, along with a successful Paulista defence, the club would also go on to win the Taca Brasil thanks largely to Pele’s performance. This allowed Santos to participate in the prestigious Copa Libertadores. His most successful year was 1962, where Pele and his club would win the Campeonato Paulista, Brasiliero, and the 1962 International Cup.

Pele’s international career was marked especially by Brazil winning the 1958 and 1962 World Cups, with Pele outstanding in both, the first at the age of 18 which really brought him to fame around the world. After the 1962 World Cup, many international clubs opted to sign him but the government declared him an “official national treasure” so that no one could take him away. Although literally fouled-out of the 1966 World Cup, the Brazilians and Pele were again on top form in Mexico in 1970, and won for a third time, thereby getting to keep the Jules Rimet trophy permanently.

Pele continued to play at the top of his form, and Santos took advantage of that, travelling around the world. Pele had become so popular that a civil war in Nigeria even agreed to a ceasefire so that they could watch him play. He had developed a following thanks to his extraordinary play and spectacular goals. In 1974, at his 19th season, Pele decided to retire from Brasilian football, only playing from time to time in competitive matches. Way past his prime, he signed with the New York Cosmos and helped develop awareness for the sport. In 1977, an exhibition match was played between Pele’s two teams, with him playing for the Cosmos in the first half and then the Santos for the second half.

Pele was married in 1966, and had two children from that marriage. It eventually ended in divorce in 1982, and he was linked with model Xuxa from 1981 to 1986. In 1994, he married gospel singer Assiria Lemos Seixas and they had twins, but they divorced in 2008. Aside from these relationships, Pele also has two other children from former affairs. He is now married to Marcia Aoki.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pelé: Birth of a Legend 2016 Man Sitting in Hotel Lobby
Solidão, Uma Linda História de Amor 1989
Hotshot 1987 Santos
Os Trapalhões e o Rei do Futebol 1986 Nascimento
Pedro Mico 1985
A Minor Miracle 1983 Pelé
Victory 1981 Cpl. Luis Fernandez - Allied Soccer Player - The Players: Brazil
Os Trombadinhas 1979
A Marcha 1972 Chico Bondade
O Barão Otelo no Barato dos Bilhões 1971 Dr. Arantes / Himself (as Edson Arantes do Nascimento)
Os Estranhos 1969 TV Series Plínio Pompeu

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Os Trapalhões e o Rei do Futebol 1986 story
Os Trombadinhas 1979 story

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pelé: Birth of a Legend 2016 executive producer
Os Trombadinhas 1979 producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Victory 1981 consultant: soccer - uncredited / designer: soccer plays

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pelé: Birth of a Legend 2016 very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bobby 2016/I Documentary Himself
Domingão do Faustão 2015 TV Series Himself
Fußball - Ein Leben: Franz Beckenbauer 2015 Documentary Himself
The Real Pelé 2014 TV Series Himself
30 for 30: Soccer Stories 2014 TV Series Himself
Pele: King of Football 2014 Video Game Himself
The Daily Show 2014 TV Series Himself
O Acre Existe 2014 Documentary Pelé
FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 2014 TV Movie Himself - FIFA Ballon d'or Prix d'Honneur
Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil 2013 TV Movie Himself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar 2008-2013 TV Series Himself
Espíritu de triunfo 2012 Himself
Fantástico 2009-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Gomorron 2008-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Brasiliens lag 1958
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music 2012 TV Movie Himself
Santos 100 Anos de Futebol Arte 2012 Documentary Himself
Programa do Jô 2011 TV Series Himself
Bahêa Minha Vida: O Filme 2011 Documentary Himself
Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil 2011 TV Movie Himself
Nascemos para Cantar 2010 TV Movie Himself
Football's Greatest 2010 TV Series Himself
Go' aften Danmark 2009 TV Series Himself
Simonal - Ninguém Sabe o Duro que Dei 2009 Documentary Himself
Puskás Hungary 2009 Documentary Himself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series
2006 FIFA World Cup 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Art of Football from A to Z 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Breakfast 2006 TV Series Himself
More Than a Game: The Story of the World Cup 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
FIFA World Cup 2006: Final Draw 2005 TV Movie Himself
Mañanas informales 2005 TV Series Himself
La noche del 10 2005 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2004 TV Series Himself
Die Martins-Passion 2004 Documentary Himself
SportsCentury: The Century's Greatest Athletes 2004 TV Series Himself
Pelé Eterno 2004 Documentary Himself
Celebridade 2004 TV Series Himself
Først & sist 2004 TV Series Himself
A Pessoa É Para o Que Nasce 2003 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
ESPN SportsCentury 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Sport Relief 2002 TV Special Himself
Pelé, Garrincha, Dieux du Brésil 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hero: The Bobby Moore Story 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Caiga quien caiga - CQC 2001 TV Series Himself
Mike Bassett: England Manager 2001 Himself
Panorama 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Golden Boots 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Futebol 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
La peau du foot 1997 TV Movie documentary
Fantasy Football League 1996 TV Series Himself
História de Amor 1995 TV Series Himself
The Ball Is Round 1994 TV Movie documentary
Fotbolls-VM krönikan 1994 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
De tú a tú 1992 TV Series Himself
Show Business 1992 TV Series Himself
TVLeezão 1991 TV Series Himself
The Late Show 1986 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston 1983 TV Special Himself
Aranycsapat 1982 Documentary Himself (as Edson Arantes dos Nascimento - Pelé)
Stars 1981 TV Series Himself
Greatest Sports Legends 1980 TV Series Himself
Roberto Carlos Especial 1977 TV Series Himself
Il profeta del gol 1976 Documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973-1975 TV Series Himself
Futebol Total 1974 Documentary Himself
Passe Livre 1974 Documentary Himself
Isto É Pelé 1974 Documentary Himself
Top à... 1974 TV Series Himself
IX FIFA World Cup 1970 1970 TV Mini-Series Himself
Tostão - A Fera de Ouro 1970 Documentary Himself
Brasil Verdade 1968 Documentary Himself (segment "Subterrâneos do Futebol, Os")
VIII FIFA World Cup 1966 1966 TV Mini-Series Himself
Il mondo di notte numero 3 1964 Documentary Himself
O Rei Pelé 1962 Himself
O Preço da Vitória 1959 Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wimbledon 2014 TV Series Himself
Ilusión Nacional 2014 Documentary Himself
1002 Momentos de la tele 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
Las tragedias de los famosos 2011 TV Series Himself
Football Focus 2011 TV Series Himself
Rättskiparen 2010 Documentary short Himself
50 años de 2010 TV Series Himself
Por Toda Minha Vida 2008 TV Series Himself
Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team 2007 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Cartola - Música Para os Olhos 2007 Video documentary Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias 2006 Himself
World Cup Goals Galore 2006 TV Movie Himself
Legenden 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos 2006 Documentary Himself
Fantástico 30 Anos - Grandes Reportagens 2004 Video documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Soccer Player (segment "Freddy Adu")
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Jim McKay: My World in My Words 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Story of Football 2002 Video documentary Himself - 1970 World Cup Final
Match of the Seventies 1995-1996 TV Series Himself
Kicking & Screaming 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Pelé! 1993 Video Game Himself
Fame in the Twentieth Century 1993 TV Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Who's the Greatest? 1990 Video documentary Himself
20 Jahre Fußball WM 1990 Video documentary Himself
Greatest Goals 1987 Video Himself - Brasil Player
Summer of '66 1986 TV Series Himself
Goal! The World Cup 1966 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Bambi Bambi Awards Millenium · Franz Beckenbauer
1983 Honorary Camera '30 Years of TV' Golden Camera, Germany


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#Fact
1 (1997-) Sports Minister for Brazil
2 His first name was given as Edison on his birth certificate, with a date of birth of October 21, 1940. However, Pelé has publicly claimed that he was born October 23, 1940, and the October 23 date is the most often journalistically cited date. Both Edison and Edson have been variously reported as his given first name.
3 On August 1, 2010, it was publicly announced that Pelé was appointed Honorary President of the reincarnated New York Cosmos, who hoped to field a team in Major League Soccer for 2011 or 2012, but who instead will field their inaugural team in the second-tier North American Soccer League beginning with the 2013 season.
4 In June 2006, Pelé appeared at the opening of the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals, alongside supermodel Claudia Schiffer.
5 Pelé produced an international advertising campaign to promote Viagra and raise worldwide awareness of erectile dysfunction on behalf of drug company Pfizer.
6 In 1995, Pelé was awarded Brazil's Gold Medal for outstanding services to sport; Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso appointed him to the position of "Extraordinary Minister for Sport." During his time as Minister for Sport, he proposed legislation to reduce corruption in Brazilian football, which when passed, became known as the "Pelé law." Pelé left government in 2001 after being accused of involvement in a corruption scandal, although nothing was proven, and the charges were further denied by UNICEF. In 1997, Pelé was honored by Queen Elizabeth II as an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 2005, the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) bestowed their award for lifetime achievement on Pelé. In 2012, Pelé was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh for "significant contribution to humanitarian and environmental causes, as well as his sporting achievements," his first such honorary degree from a European university.
7 Since his retirement from active professional football play, one of his most notable roles has been as an ambassador for the United Nations. Beginning in 1992, Pelé has served as a UN ambassador for ecology and the environment. He was later appointed a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Goodwill Ambassador.
8 His last professional playing appearance, which took place on October 1, 1977, was played in front of a capacity crowd at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In that match, most unusually, he wore the jerseys of, and played for, both teams. He wore the jersey of his then present team, the New York Cosmos (1975-1977), for the first half of the game, and his original team, Santos (Brazil, 1956-1974) for the second half of the game. At halftime, the Cosmos retired Pelé's number 10. Pelé presented the Cosmos retirement jersey to his father, who was escorted from the stands to the field by Cosmos Captain Werner Roth.
9 Pelé had a variety of public nick names during and after his professional playing days. His most frequently cited nick name, both inside and outside of Brazil, was "The Black Pearl," but he was also referred to as "The King of Football" (O Rei do Futebol), "The King Pelé" (O Rei Pelé), or simply "The King" (O Rei).
10 In his native Brazil, Pelé continues to be hailed as a national hero, even though his retirement from professional play was in 1977 (over 35 years as of 2012). He is further known for his contributions to the game of football after his retirement, and is also acknowledged as an advocate for improving the the lot of the poor (after scoring his 1,000th goal, he dedicated it to the poor children of Brazil).
11 Pelé has been, and continues to be, regarded by many experts, players, and fans as the best player of all time, with numerous awards and proclamations supporting this. In 1999, he was voted Football Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). In the same year French weekly magazine France Football consulted their former Ballon D'Or winners to elect the Football Player of the Century, with Pelé coming in first place. He was selected "Athlete of the Century" by both the International Olympic Committee and the Reuters News Wire Service in 1999, and before that by French newspaper L'Équipe in 1981. For a brief period during his playing days, Pelé was the highest paid athlete in the world.
12 Dutch artist Dick Brynestein made a drawing of him and called him Pietje Pele.
13 Father, with 'Assíria', of twins named Joshua and Celeste.
14 Brother of Maria Lúcia and Jair (called Zoca).
15 Son of Celeste and João Ramos do Nascimento (died in 1996).
16 Father, with journalist Lenita Kurtz, of Flávia Christina Kurtz.
17 Had a daughter, with Anisia Machado, named Sandra Regina Machado do Nascimento (died of cancer in 2006). She was married to Oseás Felinto and had two sons named Otávio and Gabriel.
18 Father, with Rosemary Cholbi, of a boy named Edson Cholbi Nascimento and two girls named Kelly Cristina and Jennifer.
19 His jersey number, 10, has since been worn by many of soccer's top stars such as Ronaldinho Gaúcho, 'Zinedine Zidane' and Diego Maradona.
20 During his professional career, he won two Intercontinental Cups and two Liberatadores Cups (both in 1962 and 1963) with Santos FC, his club from 1956 to 1974.
21 Was named after Thomas A. Edison but was originally nicknamed "Dico" by his family.
22 MMA legend Jose Landi-Jons was nicknamed "Pelé" after him. Landi-Jons never missed a Pelé soccer game and remembers every field action of his hero.
23 Had a video game named after him back in the 1980s called "Pelé's Soccer".
24 Over his entire career, he officially scored 1,284 goals in 1,363 matches. He played one game as a goalkeeper.
25 Played for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League from 1975-1977.
26 He is the only player to have won three FIFA World Cup titles (1958, 1962, 1970).
27 Played in 92 matches for Brazil and scored a remarkable 77 goals.
28 Known as "Pérola Negra" (The black pearl).
29 Pelé is by most people recognized as the world's greatest footballer ever and was named "Footballer of the Century" in 2000. He combined skill with great flair and understanding of the game, and he was invaluable to Brazil's national team.

#Quote
1 They don't love the game, they don't love the team" - on players who bring football into disrepute
2 I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players.


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