A lady who claims to be Pele’s daughter desires the legendary footballer’s physique to be exhumed for a DNA take a look at, in accordance with native media.
Brazilian press experiences Maria do Socorro Azevedo, 60, says she is Pele’s eighth baby and entitled to a part of 60% of his property, which was left to his youngsters.
Pele – whose full title is Edson Arantes do Nascimento – died in December 2022, however it’s believed he acknowledged in his will he may have an eighth baby, a daughter he by no means met.
His youngsters had agreed to a DNA take a look at, which returned a unfavourable consequence, however one other take a look at is claimed to be below manner.
Pele had reportedly agreed to take a paternity take a look at, however died earlier than one could possibly be performed – so Maria’s lawyer has requested his physique be exhumed.
However the lawyer representing the three-time World Cup winner’s widow mentioned the request is “unreasonable” and “unlikely”.
Talking in public for the primary time, Maria informed File TV on Sunday that her mom by no means informed Pele she was pregnant.
Maria had initially sought checks in 2019, however Pele’s well being and the COVID pandemic meant a take a look at was not carried out.
Edinho, one in all Pele’s seven youngsters and the person overseeing his inheritance, beforehand mentioned “we’ve already carried out the checks and it has been confirmed that she will not be our sister”.
“We and she or he did it within the laboratory and it was confirmed that there isn’t any relationship,” he added, experiences O Globo.
Pele’s fortune is reported to be price about £12m, with 30% left to his widow, 60% to his seven youngsters and 10% for 2 grandchildren.