Pelé already has his documentary on Netflix: football, politics and sex to reopen the debate of the best in history. The Brazilian makes the leap to the great VOD platform with a new documentary of his own production. Pelé was recently surpassed by Cristiano Ronaldo as the top scorer in professional soccer .
This February 23, the documentary ‘ Pelé ‘ will be released on Netflix , a new blow on the table to enter sports productions , after the unappealable success of ‘The Last Dance’ about Michael Jordan . This new documentary will bring the younger generations closer to one of the best footballers of all time.
The feature film will cover the career of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, passing through his three World Cups , two Libertadores Cups and his 1,284 goals , which earned him the nickname O’Rei. Unfortunately, the images of Pelé’s mischief in Sweden 1958 and Chile 1962 are scarce and his World Cup participation is based on Mexico 1970 with Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao, Rivelino or Carlos Alberto, one of the best generations in history.
The report also discusses his figure in Brazil, being the great idol of a country that was going through a harsh military dictatorship that accentuated social differences. In this sense, it stands out how in a situation as polarized as the one that was lived in the South American country, a superstar who came from the bottom, did not fall into the bad influences that he brings with him either.
Dream team. Pelé, in the best eleven in history with Xavi, Messi and Maradona. In the same way, the little influence that a person as admired as Pelé had on the social framework is questioned . A silence that was reproached years later for considering that it legitimized the dictatorship.
In the non-football field, the documentary directed by Ben Nicholas and David Tryhorn will also review the sexual life of the Brazilian , who throughout his life has known different children he had with various women without knowing it.
From the hand of a splendid companion such as Pelé, Netflix is fully involved in football as it did with Jordan and the NBA and, if Maradona’s death reignited the flame of the debate on the best player in history , this documentary aims to it will do the same.