Pelé
2021
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Director: Ben Nichols, David Tryhorn
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Pelé is one of the most highly rated footballers in the history of the game. This informative matter-of-fact documentary focuses on the four World Cups in which he played for Brazil, winning three of them. The story starts in 1958, when a 17-year-old boy became a global football star, and ends in 1970, when Brazil were at their freescoring best. Outside the football pitch, Pelé provided little controversy or dissent, especially compared to Diego Maradona, but he did get some criticism for not using his power and position to speak against the dictatorship in Brazil.