One of the greatest, if not the greatest footballer of all time, is coming to Netflix this month.
The life of Edson Arantes do Nascimento – better known as Pelé – is documented in the latest sporting release from Netflix, chronicling the life of the Brazilian star.
The only player to win three FIFA World Cup titles, Pelé went from a young superstar in 1958, to a national hero and global household name amidst a radical and turbulent era in Brazilian history.
Directed by David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas, Pelé charts the remarkable journey of the Brazilian becoming the ‘King of Football’ and leading his nation’s team to their historic win at the 1970 World Cup.
With rare and exclusive filmed access to Pelé himself, the film emotionally showcases the star reflecting upon his impressive career.
The documentary also includes rare archive and interviews from former legendary team-mates at Santos Futebol Clube and the Brazilian national team, including Zagallo, Amarildo and Jairzinho, as well as extraordinary testimonials from family members, journalists, artists and other personalities who witnessed the golden age of Brazilian football.
Pelé was produced by Academy Award® winner, Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) and launches globally on Tuesday 23 February.