Football might be the most popular sport in the world, but we are yet to see a blockbuster film based on the game. There is a serious dearth of decent features based on the greatest sport in the world. Maybe, Hollywood producers would take a liking to the sport following the upcoming Jamie Vardy movie.
However, until that happens, there are always some magnificent football documentaries to keep fans occupied. To help you out, we have curated a list of five best football documentaries available on Netflix.
First Team: Juventus
This six-part docu-series chronicles Juventus as they battle for trophies at domestic and international levels during 2017/18. It is an interesting watch for any football fan as Juventus were given a tough challenge by Napoli last season. This documentary was originally distributed by Netflix, and it is the first on-demand series about a club on the platform. This documentary features several behind-the-scene footages, player interviews, and the farewell to club legend Gianluigi Buffon.
89 The Arsenal Documentary
This documentary, based on Arsenal’s historic league success in 1989, is available in limited territories on Netflix. Arguably, the 1988-89 season boasted of one of the best-ever finishes in the league race as Arsenal scored at Anfield in the last minute of the season to leapfrog the Reds to the title. This is a must watch for every Arsenal fan. Not recommended for Liverpool fans.
Premier League Legends
If you are a Premier League fan, then you should give this a watch. This series features ten episodes, with each episode focusing on one of the Premier League legends. Players such as Thierry Henry, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Jamie Carragher, Andrew Cole, Teddy Sheringham, etc. have been featured in the series. So, there is something for fans of almost every major side.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has shifted his base to the United States, but he continues to be one of the biggest brands in the game of football. Filmmakers Fredrik and Magnus Gertten have used game footage’s and never-before-seen interviews to chronicle Ibrahimovic’s journey from being an unknown youngster to becoming one of the most popular names in the game.
Class of ’92: Out of their League
Every football fan knows about Manchester United’s class of 92. Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, and Paul Scholes were all signed by United in 1992 and they went on to form the backbone of a huge successful United side. Years later, all of them try their hands at the club-management by buying non-league side Salford United. This documentary explores how five former football players take on the challenge of owning a football club.