Pelé on Netflix: Documentary on the life of football icon

Netflix has dropped the trailer for ‘Pelé’, a documentary based on the life of the legendary Brazilian footballer. It is releasing on February 23 on the platform globally.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento well-known as Pelé, played as a forward and was labelled “the greatest” by FIFA. He was regarded among the most successful and famous sports figures. Pelé was also the best-paid athlete in the world during his prime.

The Documentary is directed by David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas and it is expected to feature exclusive highlights from the 80-year-old ‘s life and career in football.

The official synopsis of the project says:

“Pelé, the new Netflix documentary, chronicles the life of the Brazilian football player, Edson Arantes do Nascimento – better known as Pelé. The documentary looks back at the extraordinary period when Pelé, the only player to win three World Cup titles, went from a young superstar in 1958 to a national hero, amidst a radical and turbulent era in Brazilian history.”

The documentary chronicles his journey to become the ‘King of Football’ and leading his nation’s team to their historic win at the 1970 World Cup.  Showcasing rare and exclusive filmed access to Pelé himself, the documentary highlights the football legend reflecting upon his brilliant career.

It also includes rare archival footage and interviews from former legendary team-mates at Santos Futebol Clube and the Brazilian national team, including Zagallo, Amarildo and Jairzinho, as well as exceptional testimonials from family members, journalists, artists and other personalities who witnessed the golden age of Brazilian football.

In the trailer, the interviewee shares how the Brazilian transpired at the time of his country’s emergence as a modern nation and provided a gripping overview of the project.

Watch the trailer here:

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