Anyone who has a very remote understanding of football knows who Pele is. Chances are you may know about him even if you do not follow football. He still holds many accolades to his name and is revered in his homeland of Brazil.
Netflix’s Pele tells us the story of the legendary footballer who became the only person to win 3 world cups. Apart from access to unseen interviews of Pele, one can also take a look at archive footage and interviews with some of his other legendary teammates like Zagallo, Jairzinho, and Rivellino.
Pele has to be one of the biggest superstars of the footballing era and many of the players from the golden generation of football in Brazil look up to him as a role model and idol. Netflix’s Pele looks back at a 12-year period in which Pele won more honours than people ever thought possible.
Pele is a sensation not only in the football world but everywhere around the world for his determination and grit. His love for the game goes unprecedented though critics may point out the unreliability of some of his records. Netflix’s Pele is not here to contest any of those points but simply to give you a better understanding of what it takes to become one of the biggest sporting phenomena in the world.
Netflix’s Pele is directed by Ben Nicholas and David Tryhorn and produced by award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald.
Netflix’s Pele will be streaming globally on Netflix on 23rd February.