International

Pele's son gets prison sentence

2014-06-03 13:13
undefined
Pele (File)
Cape Town - According to KickOff.com website, Pele's son, Edinho, has been given a 33-year prison sentence after being accused of laundering money earned from drug trafficking.

The 43-year-old, whose real name is Edson Cholbi Edinho, is currently working as a goalkeeper coach at his father's former club Santos, where he too played as a keeper a couple of years ago.

Edinho is expected to appeal the decision dispensed by a judge on Friday in the city of Praia Grande. Four other co-accused received similar sentences.

Brazilian legend, Pele, is regarded by many as the greatest football player of all time. He helped Brazil to three World Cup victories with some of the most spectacular moves ever seen.


Read more on:    brazil  |  international  |  pele  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.