His talent was compared to that of the legendary Pele, and by the age of 20 he had firmly won the fame of one of the best players in the history of football and the love of fans throughout the country. Today on the TV channel “Russia 1” – a festive TV premiere, film by Ilya Uchitel about the fate of the brilliant Soviet football player Eduard Streltsov, the forward of the Moscow “Torpedo”, and then the USSR national team.
For the first time on television! On Defender of the Fatherland Day – a big movie about the legendary striker. Real action, dramatic plot and real story of an outstanding person.
Already at 18 he was the top scorer of “Torpedo” and the USSR national team. At 19, together with him, our team won the Olympics. He was called “Russian Pele”, and everything went to the fact that Streltsov had to fight on the field with the titled Brazilian.
But fate decreed otherwise – before sending the national team to the World Cup in Sweden, Streltsov was arrested. Five years in a colony. Anyone would break, but not Streltsov.
“What really happened there? This is not only an era, but a person who, in spite of everything, withstood all these tests. After he was released from prison, he still became the best football player in the Union,” said Alexander Petrov , actor, performer of the role of Streltsov.
How to return not just to the field – to the football Olympus? In 1965, Streltsov again with his own “Torpedo” – the champion of the USSR, in 1968 – the winner of the country’s cup. This is a film about immense talent and true friendship, about loyalty and betrayal.
“This is a story about a great man, a story of his love. It will resonate in any heart,” – said the Honored Artist of Russia Viktor Dobronravov.
How through pain not only from injuries did he go to the goal of his whole life?
In the fall, the film was a huge success in cinemas and received the Golden Eagle for Best Editing. So football and the signature Streltsovka heel pass have never been shown. But even this is not the main thing in the picture.
“Today Streltsov is again, as once, at the top of the pedestal. On Defender of the Fatherland Day, Streltsov is the main festive TV premiere. The starting whistle will sound exactly at 21:00 on the Russia 1 TV channel.