With the actor Nico Ponce giving life to Paolo Guerrero, one of the greatest figures in Peruvian football, Netflix has released “Contigo capitan”, a fiction that will expose the footballer’s version of what happened in the positive doping he gave after his encounter with Argentina , in October 2017.
The six chapters of the series take us through Guerrero’s legal battle to clarify the case, the same one that involved his family, FIFA, the Peruvian Football Federation and the fans.
Who is who in the series “With you captain”?
Nico Ponce plays Paolo Guerrero
The Peruvian actor confirmed in 2021 that he would come to Netflix to bring Paolo Guerrero to life in his series. “I am very grateful and proud to announce the start of filming in Lima for the first Peruvian Netflix series; where I have the great honor and responsibility of playing Paolo in a story so powerful and strong that it shocked Peru, “he wrote on Instagram.
Irene Eyzaguirre as Petronila Gonzales
Guerrero’s mother is also present. Actress Irene Eyzaguirre gives life to Petronila Gonzales, known by fans as ‘Doña Peta’. Only in the first chapters of the fiction can you see how the character and decision of the soccer player’s mother contributed to the fact that the investigations did not fall.
Emilram Cossío as Edwin Oviedo
The Peruvian actor plays the former president of the Peruvian Football Federation. In the first episodes, the series exposes that the manager took Guerrero’s case with tweezers before public opinion. Also, he is rebuked by ‘Doña Peta’ for not openly supporting her son.
Mariano Sabato as Ricardo Gareca
The Argentine actor, known for his participation in “That’s life” and “In the background there is a place”, is the figure chosen to give life to the Peruvian coach who led the team to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The special participation of Juan Pablo Sorín
In chapter 4 of “Contigo capitan”, the Argentine player Juan Pablo Sorín appears as the friend who shakes hands with Paolo Guerrero in his time after the reduction of the sanction by FIFA and appeal to the TAS.
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