Edson Cholbi Nascimento
|Full name||Edson Cholbi Nascimento|
|Date of birth||August 27, 1970|
|Place of birth||Santos, Brazil|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Edson Cholbi Nascimento, usually known simply as Edinho (born August 27, 1970 in Santos, São Paulo state), is a former Brazilian football (soccer) goalkeeper. He is the son of football legend Pelé with his first wife Rosemeri Cholbi Nascimento, who is of Brazilian-Argentinian background.
Pelé's second son and Edson's brother Joshua is also a footballer, playing under Edson at Santos.
Edson was convicted of murder in 1999 - replacing the earlier charge of manslaughter, for killing Pedro Simoes Neto in Santos in October 1992, as a result of reckless car racing.
Since retiring from football, he has had numerous legal troubles. In the early 1990s, Edinho was convicted to six years in jail due to his involvement in a street race in Santos that ended with one death. That conviction, however, was later was annulled. In July 2005, he was absolved of this crime.
Edinho, along with 50 other people, was arrested on June 6, 2005 in a police operation to dismantle a gang of drug traffickers, after an 8-month investigation in the city of Santos. Edinho said that he was innocent, but addicted to marijuana.
Edinho was hired as Santos' goalkeeping coach on February 9, 2007. As of 2010 he is Santos' Assistant Coach.
- Much of the content of this article comes from the equivalent Portuguese-language Wikipedia article (retrieved December 27, 2005).
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
- (Portuguese) Yahoo! News - Edinho é inocentado da acusação de atropelamento em racha (Link dead as of 21:07, January 14, 2007 (UTC))
- (Portuguese) Folha de São Paulo - Em depoimento, Edinho nega envolvimento com tráfico de drogas
- (Portuguese) Último Segundo - Edinho está de volta à Vila Belmiro