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Brazilian soccer icon, Pelé, sells East Hampton waterfront home for $2.85M

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The soccer star purchased the Springs retreat in 1979 for $156,000

Photos courtesy of Corcoran

Pelé—a Brazilian soccer player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time—has just sold his East Hampton home for $2.85 million, reports the New York Post.

The athlete has received multiple awards and honors during his career, including World Player of the Century and the FIFA Player of the Century. He started playing on the Brazil national team at age 16 and is the only player to win three World Cups. Pelé still holds the title as the leading goal-scorer for Brazil.

According to the Post, Pelé purchased the Clearwater Beach retreat in Springs for $156,000 back in 1979 and then expanded and renovated the structure.

It now stands 3,400 square feet in size with six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and sliding glass doors that lead out to a deck that spans the length of the house. Interiors include a double-height living room, an open floorplan, a recently renovated kitchen, and a finished lower level with a play area, office, and media room.

Outside, there’s a waterside pool, outdoor shower, and detached garage.

Earlier this year in March, the 1-acre property went on the market for $3.25 million. Corcoran Group Real Estate agent, Deirdre Jowers, represented the listing.

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