The most incredible untold story in soccer history.
In the 1980s and 90s, Brazil was the world’s most glamorous soccer team. Players like Zico, Socrates, Romario, and Ronaldo turned a team sport into performance art. Yet one of their biggest stars never set foot on the pitch.
Carlos Henrique Raposo, known to all as Kaiser, grew up in a Rio slum with one dream: to become a pro soccer player. He lacked the talent to do so by conventional means, so he constructed an elaborate alternate reality that enabled him to join some of the world’s most iconic clubs, enjoying all the trappings of high society that came with it. Kaiser was a self-made VIP.
Kaiser was immune to embarrassment and afraid of nothing. He duped superstar players, coaches and even the most dangerous gangsters in Brazil to become a soccer star. It was sporting fraud on an unprecedented scale. His scams and lies brought such notoriety, he was dubbed the King of Rio. Only now, in this documentary, can the full story can be told.