In line with this week’s picks for Music and Hero, our movie recommendation is this inspiring biographical film of Pelé’s early life and journey to win his first World Cup in 1958.
The trademark style of football play by Pelé was the Ginga, an art of maneuvering across the playing field that set new standards for the soccer game as a whole. Watch where it originated and see why this young man—and later, “Athlete of the Century”—was able to excite whole nations.
Pelé – Birth of a Legend can be streamed or viewed on a number of platforms.
A medium-resolution full version with foreign subtitles is available on YouTube.