Storyville, Gods of Brazil

Published on 21st March 2016 by

This one hour long BBC documentary from 2009 focuses on the emergence of two of the greatest players the world has ever seen and how their arrival coincided with a new dawn for Brazilian football following the Selecao’s defeat at home in the 1950 World Cup final.

Both players were considered equal during that time and the documentary showcases how the pair helped Brazil to numerous titles. As it happened, one man (Pele), went on to become the most fearsome striker to have ever graced the football field and is still talked about as one of the few greatest players in history, while the other (Garrincha) wasted away his talent and gave away to the whims of alcoholism and died poor at the age of 49.

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