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Saturday 27 May 2017

Football legend Pele marries 'definitive love'

Pele has married for the third time
Pele has married for the third time

Brazilian football legend Pele has married for a third time in a private ceremony.

The 75-year-old married businesswoman Marcia Cibele Aoki, 50, in a ceremony in the resort of Guaruja, near Sao Paulo, on Saturday.

The couple have been in a relationship for six years.

The announcement was made on Pele's social media channels, and Brazilian television showed parts of the ceremony.

In Pele's words on a social media page, Ms Aoki is his "definitive love".

In Brazil, Pele is tipped to light the cauldron on August 5 at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.

At the closing ceremony of the London Games in 2012, the three-time World Cup winner appeared in Rio's presentation to promise to welcome the world at the next Games.

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