Pelé on November 26, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro.


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A dive into the legend.

Pelé and Netflix announced Thursday the release in February of a new documentary evoking the journey of the Brazilian player, from revelation of the 1958 World Cup to "national hero during a radical and turbulent period in the history of Brazil".

This film will be available on the famous video content platform from February 23.

“I will soon have the opportunity to relive my memories.

I can't wait to watch this film, ”Pelé said on social media, in Portuguese and English.

Rare archive footage

This film consists in particular "of certain rare archive images and testimonies of former teammates of Pelé at FC Santos and within the Seleçao, in addition to unpublished statements from relatives, journalists, artists and others. personalities of that time, ”according to a statement from Netflix.

Its directors David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas had recently produced another documentary entitled "All or nothing: the Brazilian selection" recounting the conquest of the Copa América by the Seleçao in 2019.

20th century player

Pelé remains to this day the only footballer to have lifted three World Cups (Sweden-1958, Chile-1962, Mexico-1970).

The latter had been conquered during the long period of military dictatorship in Brazil (1964-1985).

In 2000 he was named player of the 20th century by FIFA experts as the public, in another vote, chose Argentinian Diego Maradona.

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