Pelé left 30% of his estate to his widow and mentioned a woman who could be his daughter
The wife of “King” Pelé, who died in December at the age of 82, will inherit 30% of his estate according to his will which also mentions a woman who could be his daughter, has the lawyer for the widow of the former footballer told AFP on Tuesday.
The triple world champion specified in his donation that his third and last wife, Marcia Cibele Aoki, had to keep 30% of his property, among which “compulsorily” the house where they lived in Guaruja, a seaside resort in Sao Paulo, said forensic expert Luiz Kignel.
His inheritance includes this residence, other real estate and a stake in the Pelé brand, explained Me Kignel, who specified that the complete inventory has not yet been carried out and that consequently the total amount of the estate is not known.
The lawyer added that the will mentions the possibility that Pelé had an unrecognized daughter who would be entitled to part of the remaining 70% of the estate, which was reserved for the seven other children of the legendary ex-player.
“He indicated the possibility of the existence of another daughter, whose recognition will depend on a DNA test which could not be carried out (on Pelé) due to the pandemic and his state of health” , he explained.
It is a Brazilian, according to Me Kignel, who asks to be recognized as her daughter and of whom we do not know much except that she has taken legal action. Brazilian for paternity research.
In September 2022, a court in Sao Paulo ordered Pelé to submit to a DNA test, according to the G1 website. The latter will now have to be carried out on one of his recognized children.
This woman would be the eighth child of the Brazilian football legend, who died of cancer in Sao Paulo on December 29.
Married three times, he officially recognized seven children.
From his first marriage in 1966 three children were born: two girls and a boy.
During During this period, Pelé also had a daughter, the result of an extra-marital affair in 1968, whom he admitted in 2002.
From his second union in 1994, two twins were born.
< p>He is also the father of a daughter born in 1964 from an affair with a housekeeper whom he did not recognize at first. But after five years of legal battle, the courts ruled in favor of the young woman in 1996 who demanded recognition of paternity. She died of cancer in 2006.
He remarried in 2016 to Marcia Cibele Aoki, a businesswoman, but no children were born of this union.