Pele Reportedly Named Secret Daughter In Will. Brazilian football legend Pele acknowledged his secret daughter in his will, despite rejecting her when he was alive. Sandra Regina was the daughter of Anisia Machado, a maid who had had an affair with Pele.
Despite Ms Machado’s DNA test proving Pele was the father of her kid, the football great refused to acknowledge her. After five years of legal wrangling, Sandra was granted permission to use Pele’s surname, Nascimento, in 1996.
Sandra, on the other hand, died in 2006 of cancer, leaving behind two children, Octavio Felinto Neto and Gabriel Arantes do Nascimento. According to the Daily Mail, Pele acknowledged his concealed daughter in his will and even left them a portion of his multi-million-pound wealth, despite just meeting them a day before his death.
One of Sandra’s sons, Gabriel, is quoted as saying: “I spoke to my aunts, and they said that our grandfather wanted to see us.
“We were very excited, it was an opportunity we had been waiting for. Every family has fights and rows, ours is no different, but there are moments when union and love are more important than anything else. We are extremely happy.”
Pele died on Thursday, December 29, 2022, after a protracted fight with colon cancer. Pele, a three-time FIFA World Cup champion, scored over 1000 goals throughout his career and is widely recognized as the greatest footballer of all time.
Football legend Pele denied that, Sandra Regina, was his daughter throughout her life, but it has now been revealed that he left her a share of his millions in his will. Sandra, who was born in 1964, died 17 years ago, heartbroken that her father still refused to acknowledge her pic.twitter.com/EjJnXUA8zp
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Meanwhile, the National Sports Authority (NSA) says it is open to naming a stadium in Ghana in memory of the Brazilian star. Prof. Peter Twumasi, Director-General of the NSA, verified this, saying the Authority is eager to make it happen.
His revelation follows FIFA president Gianni Infantino‘s announcement that the football governing organization will seek that a stadium is named after Pele.