According to his will, the widow of late football icon Pele will inherit 30% of his assets, as well as a woman who could be Pele’s unrecognized daughter, the widow’s lawyer told AFP on Tuesday.
According to her lawyer Luiz Kignel, Pele’s third and final wife, Marcia Cibele Aoki, will inherit his mansion in Guaruja, a beach resort town south of Sao Paulo where the couple lived.
Additional assets owned by Pele, who died in late December following a cancer battle at the age of 82, include more real estate and a stake in the Pele brand, according to Kignel, who added that a full inventory has yet to be made.
The remaining 70 percent is reserved for Pele’s children, including an unrecognized daughter that he may have.
“He indicated the possibility of the existence of another daughter, whose recognition will depend on a DNA test, which could not be carried out (on Pele) due to the pandemic and the state of his health,” said Kignel.
According to Kignel, the woman in question is a Brazilian national who has sought formal recognition as Pele’s daughter.
According to the G1 website, a judge in Sao Paulo ordered Pele to submit to a DNA test in September 2022. The test must now be administered to one of his seven known children.