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The Best Football Documentaries

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The start of the new football season is well and truly underway so we’re here to help you get your football fix!

What happens if your training is called off due to a waterlogged pitch or you’ve just finished your match but need more football? We have your back. Here’s a list of some of the best football documentaries around. Get your football inspiration and stay inspired by watching some of the best football documentaries to see how some of these great players and those involved with the game see it for themselves.

You can always brush up on your football knowledge and impress your mates with your football history at the same time!

Diego Maradona (2019)

This shows the god-like status Maradona had at the height of his career. No one could come close to him in terms of fame and footballing ability.

Rating:12A. Watch on Prime Video Now

Ronaldo (2015)

A closer look at the life of Ronaldo, his family and his football. Filmed during the height of his Real Madrid career from 2014 through to 2015.

Rating: PG Watch on Netflix Now.

The Figo Affair: The transfer that changed football (2022)

This documentary highlights the career of Luís Figo and his transfer that shocked the entire world when he moved from Barcelona to Real Madrid. He tells his story and shows the internal politics of Spanish football and what it meant for the fans.

Rating: 15 Watch on Netflix Now.

Arsene Wenger: Invincible. (2021)

Arsene Wenger has affected the world of football in many ways other than just being the manager of Arsenal. This documentary highlights his advancements in tactics and attitude to the game back to when he first arrived in the Premier League.

Rating: 12 Watch on Prime Video Now.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In. (2021)

Manchester United dominated the English Premier League and after watching this documentary it becomes crystal clear as to why. The culture he built at the club cemented Manchester United’s winning status again and again.

Rating: 12 Watch on Prime Video Now.

All or Nothing Series (2018 – Present)

The All or Nothing series by Amazon has given a new kind of dressing room access never seen before. Following most recently Arsenal we see the detail that managers and their players put into their preparation before a game. It also shows exactly what the life of everyone involved at a football club is really.

Rating: 15 Watch on Prime Video Now.

Sunderland ‘til I die (2018)

Even if you aren’t a Sunderland fan this documentary is still just as captivating as over two series you watch the club try to bounce back after relegation from the Premier League. Yes, we all know the result. But still just as inspiring to see the journey.

Rating: 12 Watch on Netflix Now.

Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and me. (2021)

Football isn’t all good and the negatives are laid out plain to see in former professional footballer Anton Ferdinand’s accounts of his playing days. He also shed light on the progress that still needs to be made in the game.

Rating: 15 Watch on BBC iPlayer Now.

Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League. (2021)

Watch and discover how football went from hooliganism and rotten stadiums to the beautiful billion-pound business with all the goals, the glamour and the glory.

Rating: 15 Watch on BBC iPlayer Now.

Neymar: The Perfect Chaos (2022)

Neymar shares the highs and lows of his career and life. The divisive figure shares how he went from growing up in Brazil to being one of the best in the world.

Rating: 15 Watch on Netflix Now.

Robbie Savage: Making Macclesfield FC (2021)

The home of our partners at the Savage Foundation. With no players, no staff, and no league to play in, this documentary watches the transformation of Macclesfield FC into a club the community can be proud of.

Rating: 15 Watch on BBC iPlayer Now.

Now that you’ve watched the best football documentaries and seen your favourite players on the TV, it’s time to get outside and get practising! Here are the best training products to help you stay ahead of the opposition.

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