Football fable Pele recognised his 'secret' girl successful his volition aft denying she was his for his full life, it has been revealed.
The Brazilian shot icon had antecedently refused to admit helium was the begetter of Sandra Regina, leaving her heartbroken erstwhile she died 17 years ago.
Despite this, the 82-year-old requested to conscionable with her 2 sons, speaking to them successful the soma for the archetypal clip connected December 28, conscionable 1 time earlier helium died.
It has present emerged that helium gave a stock of his multi-million lb property to the pair, aft yet naming Sandra arsenic 1 of his 7 children successful his will.
Pele, pictured present successful 2014, died connected December 29 successful Brazil astatine the property of 82 aft aggregate organ failure
Sandra Regina, pictured, was 1 of Pele's 7 children, but helium refused to admit helium was her father
It brought to a adjacent a household play that plagued the three-time World Cup victor for decades, with her children Octavio Felinto Neto and Gabriel Arantes bash Nascimento saying their mother's imagination had travel true.
The Mirror reports Gabriel arsenic saying: 'I spoke to my aunts, and they said that our gramps wanted to spot us.
'We were precise excited, it was an accidental we had been waiting for. Every household has fights and rows, ours is nary different, but determination are moments erstwhile national and emotion are much important than thing else. We are highly happy.'
Sandra, who died successful 2006 of cancer, was calved aft Pele had an matter with his cleaner, Anisia Machado.
Ms Machado fought for years to get him to admit helium was the father, but helium refused to bash so, adjacent aft a DNA trial proved helium was.
Sandra was fixed the close to usage Pele's surname, Nascimento, successful 1996 aft a five-year ineligible battle.
When Pele died past period aft a agelong conflict with crab helium passed connected an property thought to beryllium worthy astir £13million.
The planetary icon had 3 children from his archetypal marriage, twins from his 2nd and 2 children, including Sandra, from affairs.
He joined archetypal woman Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi successful 1966 and they had 2 daughters - Kelly and Jennifer - and a son, Edson.
Pele, pictured present celebrating a extremity successful the 1970 World Cup final, was a planetary footballing icon
A packed Hillsborough watches connected arsenic Sheffield Wednesday instrumentality connected Pele's Santos successful a affable lucifer successful February 1972
Pele's widow Marci Aoki and his lad Edinho are pictured successful a tearful clasp arsenic they accidental farewell to the shot legend
The son, known arsenic Edinho, was sentenced to 33 years imprisonment connected wealth laundering and cause trafficking charges successful 2014 but this was reduced to 12 years and 10 months connected appeal.
His archetypal matrimony ended successful 1982 and Pele was romantically linked with the TV presenter Xuxa, conscionable 17 erstwhile they started dating, for respective years.
But successful April 1994, helium joined the scientist and gospel vocalist Assiria Lemos Seixas, who gave commencement to twins Joshua and Celeste successful 1996.
He recognised his different illegitimate daughter, Flavia Kurtz, who helium had aft an matter with writer Lenita Kutz successful 1968.
He erstwhile said successful an interrogation that helium had had a 'normal younker and had galore adventures' erstwhile asked successful an interview.
He joined his 3rd wife, Marcia Aoki, who was 32 years his junior, successful 2016 aft six years of dating.
He was survived by his sister Maria and his 100-year-old parent Celeste, who was 'unaware' her lad had died in the days after.
Pele's assemblage was enactment successful show successful a 24-hour aftermath wrong Vila Belmiro, the stadium of Brazilian shot nine Santos, wherever helium spent astir of his career.
Thousands of radical lined up to wage their respects to the antheral who became the look of satellite shot implicit the people of the people of 3 decades.
The casket arrived earlier the doors were opened to the public, with Pele's lad Edinho acting arsenic 1 of the pallbearers. Funeral workers draped a veil implicit him and Edinho was pictured resting his manus connected his father's forehead and saying a supplication successful the moments earlier the aftermath began.
Pele's widow Marcia Aoki was pictured placing a transverse pendant connected her husband's body, and she was aboriginal seen embracing Edinho.