12/04/2024

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Who was Pele’s wife Marcia Cibele Aoki and did they have children together?

Who was Pele’s wife Marcia Cibele Aoki and did they have children together?

MARCIA CIBELE AOKI was married to arguably one of the best footballers of all time – Brazilian legend Pele.

But she enters a period of grieving along with the footballing world as the legend has sadly passed away after severe health issues.

Pele and Marcia confirmed their relationship in 2016

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Pele and Marcia confirmed their relationship in 2016Credit: Reuters

She supported him both on and off the pitch, including during his final days.

Find out more about who Marcia Aoki is below…

Who is Pele’s wife Marcia Aoki?

Born to parents Paulo Aoki and Isaura Aoki, Marcia is of Japanese descent.

Pele’s wife was born in Sao, Paulo, Brazil, and has a brother named Carlos Alberto Aoki.

Marcia attended her local school in Brazil before heading off to high school to secure a bachelor’s degree, and that led to Aoki starting a business in the medical supplies sector.

Aoki reportedly met Pele in the 1980s at a New York Party but they were rumors never surfaced of a relationship until 2010.

And despite being pictured together often, the lovers never confirmed their relationship until July 2016 when they announced their marriage.

Marcia is now Pele’s third wife.

Pele – all you need to know about Brazil icon

PELE was widely regarded as the greatest footballer ever.

Here is all the info you need on the soccer titan, who has passed away aged 82.

Have they got any children together?

The lovebirds do not have any children together but Pele has seven children from previous marriages and reported affairs.

Pele had three kids from his first marriage with Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi – Kelly, Jennifer and Edinho.

He then had twins Joshua and Celeste with second wife Assiria Nascimento.

And he also has two more children named Flavia and Sandra Regina Machado.