In his 80s, Edson Arantes de Nascimento sits on a single seat, carrying in his lap a wooden shoe polish box, in front of a huge projection screen that extends across the wall, while a movie projector displays recorded footage from his life in which he was active for more than 20 years.

Pele is the Brazilian "king of football".

As for the shoe-polishing box, it was the first way to earn money, and the huge screen showed aspects of his huge career full of victories in which he was carried by necks inside and outside the green rectangle.

As for these scenes, they are from the new Netflix documentary about the life of Pele, the most-scored player in football history, according to the Guinness Book of Records.

Netflix announced the date for the release of its movie "The King" on February 23.

In the film, and as we see in the teaser, Pele taps his fingers on the box while he talks and answers questions from his interlocutor, and comments on scenes of his football and political career recorded by television cameras since the television broadcast was in black and white.

The documentary examines the extraordinary period of Pele's life, the only player to win 3 World Cup titles, from a young star in 1958 to a national hero, during a turbulent period in Brazilian history.

Record numbers

In his teens, Pele used to play ball inside closed courts, and he is credited with helping him make decisions quickly, as futsal represented difficult challenges, as it was much faster than football on the lawn, which leads players to think faster because everyone is close to each other in The stadium, which made him fast on both levels, movement and decision-making, qualified him to become the top scorer in the local championship when he was not yet sixteen years old.

In 1956 Pele joined the "Santos" team to start a professional career, and in the same year he participated with his country in an international match against Argentina and scored the only goal for Brazil, which was his first international goal.

And through him, he attracted attention before he was seventeen years old.

And he becomes a key member of the samba national team with which he will play for 21 years.

During the 1958 World Cup, Pele achieved a number of records, as he was the youngest player in the tournament, and at that time he was the youngest player in World Cup history, and after his goal in Wales he became the youngest player to score a goal in the World Cup.

He also became the youngest player in a FIFA World Cup Final before his 18th birthday.

A source of delight

Pele continued his football career during a period of political turmoil, two years after Brazil won the World Cup in 1962, President Joao Gulard was overthrown by members of the armed forces, and with the support of the United States government, which had an impact on life in general in Brazil, no Especially spherical situations.

Brazil made its worst performance in the next World Cup in 1966, and was knocked out of the first round in that tournament for the first time since the 1934 FIFA World Cup, at which time Pele stated that he did not want to play in the World Cup again.

But when Pele was called up to the national team in 1969, he initially refused, but for reasons not yet mentioned, before he played 6 matches in World Cup qualifiers, scored 6 goals, and the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico is Pele's last.

Where the Samba team performed a strong performance and won the final match with 4 goals against one scored by the Italian national team, Pele scored one goal and scored two goals, to become the source of joy for the Brazilian people in a turbulent political atmosphere.

In his extended football career, Pele scored 1281 goals in the 1363 matches he played, including informal friendly matches, thus becoming more than one goal scorer in football history, and the number was included in the Guinness Book of Records.

Live testimony in 108 minutes

In 108 minutes, the film charts Pele's remarkable journey to become "the king of football" and lead his country to a historic victory in the 1970 World Cup. With rare and exclusive graphic content about Pele himself, the film shows the star reflecting his busy career.

The documentary also includes a rare archive of Pele's TV recordings and interviews from legendary former Santos Football and Brazil teammates, including Zagallo, Amarildo and Jerezinho, as well as extraordinary testimonies from his family members, journalists and artists who witnessed the golden age of Brazilian football.

Perhaps we will know from the movie the reasons for Pele's reversal of his decision to refuse to play the 1970 World Cup, and perhaps he would prefer not to disclose the reasons for his return, but we will definitely see, starting from Wednesday February 23, a live testimony about that period, and scenes of celebrations and the celebration of Brazilians about their black jewel over the course The World Cup tournaments that he fought, and specifically the last World Cup, he carried during a period of political and social confusion in the seventies.