He’s scored a hat-trick! Football icon Pele, 75, marries for the third time as he ties the knot with businesswoman Marcia Cibele Aoki, 50, in Sao Paulo.
Pele and new bride
75-year-old Brazilian football legend, Pele, who is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, has married for a third time, in a private ceremony on Saturday in the resort of Guaruja, near Sao Paulo.
The football great who in 2013, received the FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur in recognition of his career and achievements as a global icon of football, married 50-year-old businesswoman, Marcia Cibele Aoki, who he has been in a relationship with for six years.
The wedding news was released on Pele’s social media channels and Brazilian television showed parts of the ceremony.
According to Dailymail UK: Pele and Marcia were due to marry two years ago, but they were forced to postpone the ceremony after he suffered a series of health problems.
‘The Brazil all-time leading goalscorer met him at a party in New York in the 1980s. They only began dating when they pair bumped into each other in a lift in a Sao Paulo apartment block that they both lived in.’
Pele was married to first wife Rosimeri Cholbi for 12 years – they share three children together. His second union to singer, Assiria Nascimento lasted for 14 years and they have two children.