What age is Pelé’s wife, Marcia Aoki? A documentary about football legend Pelé debuts on Netflix on 23 February, casting a look back at his career and personal life – and featuring an exclusive interview from the man himself. So, as a result of the documentary premiering, people are wondering about the former footballer’s personal life.

Let’s dig a little deeper.

Who is Pelé?

Now 80 years old, Pelé is regarded as the greatest footballer of all time.

He started playing for Brazilian club Santos when he was 15. Then, a year later, he began playing for the Brazilian national football team.

He’s the all-time leading goal scorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games. At a club level, he’s Santos’ all-time top goal scorer too, with a whopping 643 goals from 659 games.

Interestingly, Pelé’s real name is Edson Arantes – his parents named him after the American inventor Thomas Edison.

Arantes always hated the nickname Pelé, saying a classmate gave it to him because he wanted to anger him. The footballer says he punched his classmate for it and, as a result, was suspended from school for two days.

Netflix’s newest documentary about Pelé provides an interesting look back at the footballer’s life and career, and at the deeply flawed human being behind the legend.


What age is Pelé’s wife?

One interesting tidbit that came up in the new documentary (spoilers!) is Pelé admitted he’s been unfaithful to all three of his wives and isn’t aware of how many kids he has.

However, he further claimed that his wives and girlfriends all knew of his infidelity.

Still, it’s known that five of Pelé’s children came from his first two marriages.

Pelé married his third wife – businesswoman Marcia Aoki – in 2016, in a private ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Not much is known about Pele’s wife, Marcia Aoki. It’s believed she works in the medical supplies sector, and that she’s known her husband since 1980.

However, we do know that the age gap between Pele and his wife is 25 years. Marcia Aoki was 50 at the time of their wedding, and Pele was 75. Therefore, as of 2021, Pelé’s wife is 55 years of age, while he is 80 years old.

Pele has said that Aoki is his “definitive love.”

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