The death of Pelewhich occurred on Thursday, December 29 at the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo (Brazil), moved the entire world. the king of football He was undergoing treatment for the colon cancer that had afflicted him in recent months, but the chemotherapy did not work and unfortunately he died at said medical center, according to O Rei’s family.
The news of the Pele’s death It has generated a lot of sadness and shock, it also aroused general interest in learning about his life beyond football. Pelé had a media love lifeHe was married three times and had seven recognized children.
He also had romances with beautiful and famous women, such as Xuxa, who dedicated a moving message to him after his death. In the family sphere, it is known that Pelé had his father as his mentor: Dondinho was his example to follow. Who was the father of the king of soccer? Here we tell you.
WHO WAS DONDINHO, PELÉ’S FATHER?
João Ramos do Nascimento, called Dondinho, was a Brazilian footballer. He is known for being Pele’s father and mentor.
He was born on October 2, 1917 in Campos Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil. During the 1940s, the athlete played in different minor clubs in Brazil, but he had the opportunity to play for Atlético Mineiro for two seasons.
Dondinho also played a few games for the Brazilian National Team and scored several goals. According to some international media, Pelé’s father scored 883 goals in 775 games, but the figure is not official.
João Ramos do Nascimento passed away at the age of 79 on November 16, 1996 in São Paulo, Brazil. Pelé always mentioned it in his interviews and revealed the admiration he had for his mother.
DONDINHO’S PERSONAL DATA
- Birth name: João Ramos do Nascimento.
- Date of birth: October 2, 1917.
- Place of birth: Campos Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
- Vocation: Soccer player.
- Clubs in which he played: Atlético Mineiro, Brazilian National Team and others.
- Goals scored: 883 goals (unofficial figure)
- Date of death: November 16, 1996 in São Paulo, Brazil.
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WHAT IS THE CEMETERY LIKE WHERE THE “KING” PELÉ RESTS?
The Ecumenical Necropolis Memorial is located just 850 meters from the Vila Belmiro stadium, in the city of Santos, the place where Pelé established himself as one of the best soccer players in history. It is considered the tallest vertical cemetery in the world by the Guinness Book of Records, due to its 14 floors.
It is a huge white structure wrapped in vegetation. Currently it has 16,000 tombs, but there are plans to expand it and it could have 25,000 tombs, which would be equivalent to about 30 stories. MORE DETAILS HERE