Among the most famous football stars in the globe, Pele’s contribution to the beloved sport football is unquestionable. The talented Brazilian star is the most successful league goal scorer in the world, with 541 league goals according to International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). Better known as “The Black Pearl” for his prowess on the field, Pele inspired a generation of footballers and was the only player to win 3 FIFA World Cups. With a slew of accolades to his name including Athlete of the Century and listed on Time’s “100 most influential people of the 20th century” the only thing he lacked was a movie depicting his life.
With such success, it was only a matter of time that a movie inspired by his life was made. If you love football and value the contribution of Pele to the game, there is now a chance to see the life of the sporting great.
The world-premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival has already created a buzz and has many in anticipation. Legendary Pele, also known as Edson Arantes do Nascimento is still idolized by many masterful footballers like Christiano Ronaldo and so on. The movie is due to show in a theatre near you on May 6th. Until then, watch the preview as it spurs your imagination on the details of the life of the sporting great.