Who Is Assiria Nascimento? Ex-Wife Of Pele

by Pragya Tue Dec 06 2022 Updated On Fri Sep 15 2023
Who Is Assiria Nascimento? Ex-Wife Of Pele

Assiria Nascimento is the ex-wife of former professional football player Pele

She was born in the year 1960 in Londrina, State of Parana, Brazil.

Her birth name is Assiria Seixas Lemos. Assiria herself is a psychologist and gospel singer by profession. She is a Brazilian citizen.

Assiria Nascimento with her ex-husband, Pele.
Assiria Nascimento with her ex-husband, Pele. Source: Pinterest

Married Life Of Assiria 

Assiria was married to Pele, a well-known legendary football player. She got married to Pele back in 1994

After two years of marriage, the couple welcomed twins Joshua Nascimento and Celeste Nascimento.

Pele also has four other kids from a different woman. They are Edinho, Flavia Christina Kurtz Nascimento, Kelly Cristina Nascimento, and Jennifer Nascimento.

He also had a daughter named Sandra Regina Arantes do Nascimento, whom he had with his maid but refused to claim as his own.

Assiria went under fertility treatment to have babies. After staying fourteen years as husband and wife, they got divorced in 2008.

Children of Assiria Nascimento.
Children of Assiria Nascimento. Source: Instagram

Pele Hated The Name Pele

Pele is a late legendary footballer who created his own legacy in the football world. 

His birth name was Edson Arantes de Nascimento, and Pele is the nickname that he got when he was young. 

A few years back, he gave an interview to Sky Sports Retro where he talked about how he got the name Pele. 

He had been well known by the name Pele since he started playing football, and he carried that name to his death.

However, many people might not be aware of the fact that Pele hated the name Pele when he got it. 

He opened up that his father told him the story about how he got his real name, Edson. 

He was born in the small town of interland Brazil called Three Heart. At the time of his birth, lightning occurred, and because of that, his dad named him Edson after the amazing lightning scientist Thomas Edison

He liked the name very much because it was the name of an engineer, and he was proud of it. 

His father was also a soccer player, and because of that, they had to move to another city. 

He started playing with other kids in the city, and he used to play barefoot. 

The kids with whom he played football started calling him Pele, and he used to get really furious because he had no idea why they called him Pele. 

He got into a fight, telling them that his name was Edson, not Pele, and it took him some time to realize that Pe meant foot, and as he was playing barefoot, they named him Pele. 

He hated that name, but slowly, he started liking it. That name started becoming very important to him, and he loved being called Pele. 

Age And Net Worth 

Assiria is 62 years old. Her net worth is unknown. 

However, her ex-husband Pele, who is 82 years old, has a net worth of $100 Million.

Assiria’s Ex-Husband Stopped His Chemotherapy

Assiria’s ex-husband Pele was suffering from colon cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy for a long time.

But he started having respiratory problems, so he was admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo

He was having a hard time, and many people thought he would not be fine, but he reported that he was all right and was feeling stronger after some time in the hospital. 

The doctors reported that he no longer needed chemotherapy and was in stable condition. 

He does have some respiratory problems, but those are being cared my medications. 

So, there was nothing to worry about. Still, many wished for his health, including the famous player Kylian Mbappe.

There Cannot Be Another Pele.

Pele is stated as the greatest player in the history of football ever to be born. 

Any player has ever inherited his title, and he remained the God of football. 

But when asked if there could be another Pele born in the World, he said no. 

He revealed that wherever he goes, people claim their country’s best player to be the new Pele

Argentina claims Maradonna, Germany claims Franz, and England claims George Best to be the new Pele

But from Pele’s point of view, no one is born like him. He also said that his mother and father had stopped making babies, so there was no chance there could be another Pele in this World.

Pele Was Criticized For Not Speaking Out

Pele won the World Cup in 1970, and he expressed the finals to be a relief. His expression showed that he was not happy about winning but was happy about not playing another match. 

At that time period, Brazil was under a military dictatorship. So, players were also under great pressure. 

They felt like dealing with death in every match. But Pele was a world-known player, and people thought that if he spoke out, he could change the country's political state. 

The citizens of Brazil criticized him for not speaking out. But Pele revealed that he had never encountered any of the bad things that the dictatorship brought. 

He only heard the stories but had never faced such things. 

Pele Was Not The Greatest Scorer As People Say

Pele scored 1283 goals in his career, the highest goal ever in football history.

But it was found out that he didn’t score that number of goals officially. 

He played many tour matches and matches with the military. So, counting all the goals, he told the number 1289. 

But in reality, he has 757 goals scored in 812 matches. It is indeed one of the highest goals ever scored, but about the highest scorer, he isn’t at the top. 

As he is the greatest player of all time, he is behind a few players in the number of goals scored.

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