Brazil’s Brown Jewel…Netflix To Start Showing King Pelé Next Week

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In the 1980s, Edson Arantes de Nascimento sits in a single-seat, carrying a wooden shoe polish box on his knees, in front of a huge projection screen that cuts through the wall, while a cinema projector displays recorded images of his life in which he has been active for over 20 years.

It is the Brazilian Pelé “king of football”. The shoeshine box was the first way to make money, and the big screen showed aspects of his huge, winning career in which the neck wore him in and out the outside of the green rectangle.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, these scenes are taken from the new Netflix documentary on the life of Pelé, the most influential player in football history.

Netflix has announced the release date of its movie “The King” on February 23. In the film, and as seen in the teaser, Pele taps his fingers on the box as he speaks and answers his interlocutor’s questions and comments on scenes from his football and political career recorded by television cameras since the television show in black. and white.

The documentary examines the extraordinary period in the life of Pelé, 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.

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As a teenager, Pelé used to play ball in closed courts and is credited with helping him make decisions quickly, as futsal presented difficult challenges, as it was much faster than football on the pitch, which makes players think faster because everyone else is close to each other at the stadium, which made him quick on both fronts, movement, and decision-making, qualified him to become the top scorer in the home league when he was not yet sixteen.

In 1956 Pelé joined the “Santos” team to start a professional career, and 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 it, attract attention before you turn seventeen. And he became a key member of the national samba team he would play with for 21 years.

During the 1958 World Cup, Pelé achieved a number of records, as he was the youngest player in the tournament, and at that time he was the youngest player in the history of the World Cup, 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

Pelé 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 government of the United States, which has had an impact on life in general in Brazil, not Mainly spherical situations.

Brazil had their worst performance at the next World Cup in 1966, and were eliminated from the first round of that tournament for the first time since the 1934 FIFA World Cup when Pelé said he did not want to play in the world. Cut again.

But when Pelé was called up to the national team in 1969, he initially refused, but for reasons not mentioned until now, before playing 6 games in the World Cup qualifiers, scoring 6 goals and the Cup. of the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico is Pelé’s last. The Samba team put in a solid performance and won the final match with 4 goals against one scored by the Italian national team. Pelé scored one goal and scored two goals to become a joy for the Brazilian people’s turbulent political atmosphere.

Over the course of his long football career, Pelé has scored 1,281 goals in the 1,363 matches he has played, including informal friendlies, becoming more of a goalscorer in football history, and that number has been included in the Guinness Book of Records.

Live testimony in 108 minutes

In 108 minutes, the film traces Pelé’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 Pelé himself, the film shows the star reflecting his career.

The documentary also includes a rare archive of Pelé’s television recordings and interviews with legendary former Santos Football and Brazil teammates, including Zagallo, Amarildo, and Jairzinho, as well as extraordinary testimonials from his family, journalists, and artists who witnessed the golden age of Brazilian football.

Perhaps we will know from the film the reasons for Pelé’s overthrow of his decision to refuse to play the 1970 World Cup. Maybe he would prefer not to disclose the reasons for his return. Still, from Wednesday, February 23, we will certainly see live testimony from that time and scenes of celebration and celebration of the Brazilians about their black jewel during the World Cup tournaments he fought in, especially the last FIFA World Cup. World, which he brought in the midst of a period of political and social confusion in the 1970s.