India’s leading aggregated real-life entertainment streaming app, discovery+ has announced 2 new legendary additions to its sports documentaries streaming list. Indian sports fans and enthusiasts can now stream ‘Pelé: The Last Show’ and ‘Ferrari 312B: Where the Revolution Begins’ on the discovery+ app which already has a plethora of sports content ranging across football, cricket, boxing and motorsports genre.
The 51-minute, 2018 released documentary, ‘Pelé: The Last Show’ traces the story of the world’s youngest player to have won the FIFA World Cup. The documentary is set on the backdrop of the Brazilian football legend’s final competitive game for the New York Cosmos team. The captivating story of Edson Arantes do Nascimento (known as Pelé) is brought alive through the documentary, which includes testimonies from people who know him.
Pelé, one of the greatest legends in football history, during his international career with the Brazilian national football team has won three FIFA World Cups: 1958, 1962 and 1970, and is the only player to do so. Pele’ still holds the title as the World’s youngest player to score twice in a World Cup, who was 17 when he scored in 1958. The only player who has come close to this title is French football player Kylian Mbappé who scored twice in the most recent 2018 France vs Croatia FIFA World Cup final.
Pelé played for the New York Cosmos team which was famed as the “team of Gods,” dominating the golden age of US Football in the 70s and early 80s. The team included other popular professional players like Carlos Alberto and Franz Beckenbauer making Cosmos one of the strongest football teams backed by Warner Communications at the time.
The second addition to the discovery+ sports documentaries list is “Ferrari 312B: Where the Revolution Begins.” The 1-hour-25- minute, 2017 released documentary includes testimony from Mauro Forghieri, former Technical Director, Ferrari Racing Division; who explains how the flat engine which was designed for private planes was used to make “the most elegant girl in Formula One,” the Ferrari 312B. The documentary also includes testimonies from Formula 1 racers Paolo Barilla, Jacky Ickx, Damon Hill and Niki Lauda.
The racing car made history as Ferrari racer Clay Regazzoni triumphed at the Italian Grand Prix, which took place over the Monza circuit in 1970. The legendary Formula 1 racers take us through the amazing story of getting the Ferrari model restored on the iconic Monza circuit in Italy after a gap of 46 years. The documentary is a tribute to legendary Mauro Forghieri the original designer in the 70s, under whom the restoration also took wings.
Commenting on Discovery’s constant strive to offer audiences a wide range of real-life and engaging sports content from across the globe; Issac John, Head, Direct-to-Consumer- APAC, Discovery, said, “By bringing documentaries like ‘Pelé: The Last Show’ and ‘Ferrari 312B’, we are constantly striving to give them the best sporting entertainment experience.”