Futebol (series)

genre Documentary Series
director joao moreira, arthur fontes
producers gnt globosat, videofilmes
cast afonsinho, barbosa, bellini, julio botelho, ademir da guia, domingos da guia, didi, dadá maravilha, joel martins, aymoré moreira, zezé moreira, carlos alberto parreira, pelé, pompéia, telà santana, nilton santos, tostão, vavá, zico, zizinho
country brazil
running time 3 episodes x 80min + bonus disc
year 2006

Futebol (series)

one country, one game


A fascinating, enthralling, and profoundly moving social commentary on Brazil and the national obsession with the beautiful game and its stars.

Since 1958, Brazil has dominated world football through a style based on outrageous skill and amazing ball control. They have won the World Cup a record five times, and with legendary players such as Didi, Zizinho, Garrincha, Pelé, Tostão, Romario, Zico, Ronaldo and Ronaldhino, have taken international football to unequalled heights. When asked why, Pelé explains that after learning to play football barefoot on the rocky slopes of the favelas with an orange as a ball, playing on a proper pitch is easy.