Netflix’s new Pelé documentary arrives tomorrow

Netflix’s highly-anticipated documentary about football legend Pelé drops on the platform globally tomorrow.

The film plans to tell the incredible story of the Brazilian’s rise up through the ranks of the beautiful game. The doc will include a lot of unseen footage and interviews charting one of the sport’s most remarkable figures.

Ben Nicholas and David Tryhorn will serve as directors of the project which is being produced by Pitch Productions.

One of the best

Pelé, who turns 81 later this year, is often viewed as the greatest of all time alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the late Diego Maradona.

Netflix released the following preview trailer in anticipation of its launch.

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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.”

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Football’s king

“The film charts Pelé’s remarkable journey to 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.”

The documentary follows on from many successful productions to hit the platform in the last year including The Last Dance.

Featured image credit: Getty

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