Pele is a retired Brazilian footballer with a net worth of hundred million. Of all time, Pele has earned the net worth of his as among the best soccer players. The IFFHS International Federation of Statistics and football History named him Football Player of the Century, right after a vote in 1999. Also in 1999 Pele was named the "Athlete of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee, the career statics of his are 760 recognized goals, 541 in league championships, in total he scored 1281 goals in 1363 games. Pele was born Tres Coracoes, Brazil, the child of Fluminense footballer Dondinho, he grew up in poverty. From the native home of his of Brazil he's considered a national hero, he's well-known for his efforts and accomplishments to the game of football. In addition he's a vocal supporter of policies to improve the public problems of the poor, AKA "The King of Football" (O Rei do Futebol), "The King Pele" (O Rei Pele) or simply "The King" (O Rei). At the early age of 14 Pele joined the Bauru Athletic Club juniors in Bauru, São Paulo, the season was 1954. Then at fifteen he soon began playing for the Santos, just after he caught the eye of football star Waldemar de Brito. He joined the national team at sixteen & won his first World Cup as he was only seventeen. Santos won the most impressive club competition in South American football the Copa Libertadores within 1962 and 1963. Pele retired from Brazilian club football in 1972 soon after finishing seventeen months with Santos, later on in 1975 he came out of semi retirement to sign with the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League (NASL). In 1966 he married Rosemeri dos Reis Cholby the couple divorced in 1978, they've 2 daughters and one son. He's currently separated from the second wife psychologist of his and gospel singer Assíria Lemos Seixas, they've one set of twins, one boy and one girl.
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