Real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé is a name carved in stone in the world of professional football. Remember that he made history not only with his amazing dribbling, but above all with all his achievements. King Pelé has no fewer than 767 goals to his name. He is also the only player in football history to hold three World Cups with Brazil. If his name is unavoidable, he was still tainted by some of his choices in his personal life.

The soccer genius has a long list of official and unofficial companions, according to Aufeminin. Married no less than three times in his life, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, 82, also recognized seven children. Of course, there are children who proclaimed loud and clear that they were Pelé’s. One of these illegitimate children was nevertheless recognized although Pelé never admitted to being his father.

Sandra Macedo: Pelé never recognized him until his death

Sandra Macedo is this illegitimate daughter of Pelé whom he had during a short affair with a maid, Anizia Macedo. Only, Pelé does not have it and has never recognized it. Reason why Sandra Macedo decided to fight a legal battle against her father in order to be recognized. Although Pelé refused to submit to DNA testing, the courts recognized Sandra Macedo as Pelé’s daughter. Despite all this, Pelé never admitted he was her father until his death in 2006, aged 42.

Moreover, Sandra Macedo is not the only member of Pelé’s family to file a complaint against him. Indeed, in 2013, the children of his deceased daughter, Gabriel and Octavio filed a complaint against their grandfather for “having abandoned them intellectually, morally and materially”. They requested alimony of 4600 euros each as a result.

Pelé: who was Sandra, his illegitimate daughter?

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