Brazil’s football legend and three-time World Cup winner Pele admitted that he is not aware of how many kids he has, biologically.
Pele admitted that despite being married three times, he had many affairs than he could count
According to the UK’s the sun, he says: “In all honesty I’ve had a few affairs, some of which resulted in children, but I’ve only learned about them later.”
Pele has seven known offspring, including Sandra Machado — who he refused to acknowledge even after the courts ruled in 1996 that she was his daughter.
Five of his children — Kelly, 54, Edinho, 50, Jennifer, 42, and twins Joshua and Celeste, 24 — came from his first two marriages to Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi and Assiria Lemos Seixas.
Sandra, who died from cancer in 2006, was the result of an illicit romance with housemaid Anisia Machado. An affair in 1968 with journalist Lenita Kurtz produced daughter Flavia, 52.
In the documentary ‘Pelé’, Brazilian says: “My first wife, first girlfriend, knew about it. I never lied.” The documentary starts streaming on Netflix on Tuesday 23rd of February.
Pele started playing football professionally from 15 and was an international footballer at 16.
He has scored 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, which also includes friendlies.