Now Casting for the Role of Pelé:
15-21 yrs old. Handsome, thin, muscular build. Small in stature but huge in heart,
this teenaged Afro-Brazilian youth comes from modest circumstances, but has been
imbued with a love of futbol from an early age. However, Dico's father, once a pro
player, was sidelined by injury and now struggles to make ends meet as a janitor.
Despite the reservations of his mother, who considers futbol a dead end, Dico is
eventually recruited for the Santos Futebol Clube, an elite youth team where he
begins his arduous training. Initially, Dico is carefully schooled to the European
style of futbol, but it is only after he embraces the "ginga" style of his Afro-Brazilian
roots that he is able to lead his ragtag team in an upset victory in the 1958 World's
Cup in Sweden. He's barely 17 at the time of his triumph -- just the beginning of
a legendary career that will span decades, and renew the national pride of his native
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This is the amazing story of DICO, nicknamed PELE, the poor Afro-Brazilian boy who
rises from poverty in his native Brazil and leads his ragtag teammates to an unprecedented
victory in the 1958 World Cup. That triumph -- the first ever for a non-European
team -- galvanizes the entire country, which will continue to dominate the sport
for years to come...
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