Here Are 5 Movies Pelé Has Starred In

Pelé (credit: blog.ticketmaster)
Pelé (credit: blog.ticketmaster)

Pelé, who has won the  FIFA World Cup 3-times, is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

However, one thing people do not know about him is that he’s starred in quite a lot of movies.

We have put together 5 movies which he has starred in. Check them out:

Os Trapalhões e o Rei do Futebol (1986)

Os Trapalhões e o Rei do Futebol is a Brazilian comedy film released in 1986, directed by Carlos Manga with the humoristic group Os Trapalhões. It was watched by about 3.6 million people in 1986.

Os Trapalhões e o Rei do Futebol features Pelé

A Minor Miracle (1983)

In A Minor Miracle, a group of orphans led by a devoted priest struggle to overcome poverty and eviction from their home.

Hotshot (1987)

Hotshot is a movie about a soccer player (Jim Youngs) who leaves his rich family and goes to Brazil to learn from a master (Pelé).

Escape to Victory (1981)

In Escape to Victory, the head of a German POW camp, soccer enthusiast Karl von Steiner (Max von Sydow) organizes a match between Nazi players and their Allied captives. Orchestrated as a way to push the Third Reich agenda, the high-profile game is set to feature an international team led by John Colby (Michael Caine), a veteran British player. While the team, which also includes Luis Fernandez (Pelé) of Trinidad, trains for the match, Robert Hatch (Sylvester Stallone) plans a dangerous mass escape from the camp.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)

This movie is about Pelé. Pelé: Birth of a Legend depicts how under the guidance from manager Vicente Feola (Vincent D’Onofrio), young Pelé (Kevin de Paula) utilized his street soccer skills to lead Brazil to the World Cup in 1958.

See Also: They Weren’t Just Good With Their Feet, They Were Great Actors Too! Here Are 5 Football Legends Who Starred In Movies


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