Sao Paulo (EFE)
“The part that would be allocated to her, considering the possibility of her being an heir, will necessarily be reserved,” lawyer Augusto Miglioli, who represents three of the six children of the legendary soccer player, said in an interview with the G1 portal of the Globo network. .
In his will, Pelé himself, who died on December 29 at the age of 82, a victim of cancer, admitted the possibility of being the father of Maria do Socorro Azevedo, of whom no further details are available.
The supposed daughter monopolizes the attention
Last year, the woman instituted a paternity recognition process before the Public Defender of the State of Sao Paulo and the regional Court of Justice even notified Pelé, but the worsening of his health prevented a genetic test from being carried out.
However, Pelé included Maria do Socorro in the will and the test to verify her relationship will be carried out with Pelé’s other children.
In the event of the paternity result being negative, the jurist explained, that reserve will be shared among the other heirs.
“What there is is an expectation of law and if it is confirmed, in fact, she will become heir,” said the lawyer for Edson Cholbi Nascimento ‘Edinho’, Kely and Jennifer Nascimento.
Edinho, who is a soccer coach and played as a goalkeeper for Santos, was appointed by the family as executor in the property distribution process, in which Pelé left 30% for his widow, the businesswoman Márcia Aoki, and the rest for their children and two grandchildren.
a large family
The distribution of Pelé’s fortune is kept secret from Justice, but according to the American business magazine Forbes, the assets left could reach 15 million dollars, although local media say that the figure may be even higher.
Pelé was also married to Rosimeri Cholbi, with whom he had three children (Edinho, Jennifer and Kely) and Assiria Nascimento, mother of twins (Joshua and Celeste).
Flávia Nascimento is another daughter from a relationship outside of wedlock and the list of heirs is completed with Otavio and Gabriel Felinto, their grandchildren and sons of Sandra Regina, whom the Justice recognized as Pelé’s daughter and died of cancer in 2006.
Pelé also allocated part of the fortune to his sister Maria Lúcia, who cares for her hundred-year-old mother Celeste Arantes in the city of Santos.