Not long ago, HBO released its highly-anticipated documentary chronicling the life of soccer star Diego Maradona. Now, Netflix is firing back with a soccer documentary of their own. The stream service’s latest project will highlight the life of one of the greatest soccer players of all-time, Pelé.
“This documentary feature tells the story of iconic footballer Pelé, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he attained. The story looks back at the extraordinary 12-year period in which Pelé, the only man to win three World Cup titles, went from superstar in 1958 to saviour in 1970; a radical yet turbulent era in Brazil’s history,” Netflix writes.
“As well as unprecedented interview access to Pelé, the film includes astounding archive footage and interviews with legendary former team-mates including Zagallo, Jairzinho and Rivellino.”
This effort is led by Academy Award winner Kevin MacDonald. He is joined by directors Ben Nicholas and David Tryhorn as well as Pitch Productions.
Pelé will debut on Netflix on February 23. Check out the trailer above.