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Football icon Pele ties the knot for the third time

DEFINITIVE LOVE: Pele with his new wife, Cibele Aoki

RETIRED BRAZILIAN footballer Pele wed his girlfriend of six years in a private ceremony over the weekend (July 9).

The legendary sportsman and businesswoman Marcia Cibele Aoki, 50, first met in 1980 in New York but only sparked up a romantic relationship in 2010.

This will be the 75-year-old’s third marriage.

He has three children with his first wife Rosimeri Cholbi who he was married to for 12 years and two with his second wife, gospel singer Assiria Nascimento, who he was with for 14 years.

Pele and his new wife exchanged vows at the resort of Guaruja, near Sao Paulo.

The icon shared an image of him and his new wife on social media, describing Aoki as his "definitive love".

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

At the closing ceremony of 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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