Who Is Pele Father And How old Is Pele Dad?

Pele has been so popular and successful footballer. If you are among the people searching for Who Is Pele Father, and How Old Is Pele Dad? then here is the information.

On 29 DEC 2022, The tragic news of Pelé’s demise was confirmed by Albert Einstein Hospital, São Paulo. As per the statement released by the hospital, the late player passed away at around 03:27 P.M. local time due to multiple organ failures.


After the tragic news of the Brazilian footballer passing away, several football stars took to their social media to pay their tributes to the famous striker, who helped the national Brazil team to win its first-ever World Cup in 1958.

Who Is Pele Father?

Real Name João Ramos do Nascimento
Date of Birth 2 October 1917
Place of  Birth São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death 16 November 1996
Age 79 yrs old
Position(s) Striker

Pelé’s father, Dondinho, was a Brazilian footballer who played as a striker for Fluminense football club. He was a mentor to his young son on the pitch. Dondinho was himself a skilled player who had also played for Brazil’s largest professional club.

In an earlier interview, Pelé openly claimed that his mother wasn’t always in support of his career decision since she didn’t want her son to get injured.

But the football legend also revealed his relationship with his father, saying that he treated him like a friend and always reminded him to stay humble.

He recalled that his father used to teach him that “never think you are the best, never think you know everything.”

How old is Pele Dad?

Dondinho, Pelé’s father, died in 1996 at the age of 79, while Celeste Arantes, Pelé’s mother, is still alive and is currently 100 years old.

Pele’s father Dondinho scored 893 goals in 775 games for Brazil, excluding 19 goals in 6 games, and he once scored five goals with his head in a single game.


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