‘Pure lies’: an exclusive look at Kaiser! The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football – video

For 26 years, Carlos Kaiser was one of the most famous footballers in Brazil – even though he had zero intention of ever kicking a ball.

The story of his stunning fraud has now been told in the film Kaiser! The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football. In this exclusive clip, the conman explains how he was able to fool his coaches, teammates and the media for more than two decades.

The film, which will be released on DVD and video-on-demand in the UK and Ireland this week, features interviews with legends of Brazilian football such as Carlos Alberto, Zico, Júnior, Bebeto and Renato Gaúcho. An accompanying book by Guardian writer Rob Smyth is also available to purchase here.

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