Best soccer documentaries: These streams are worth it for fans

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At least since the Bastian Schweinsteiger documentary aired on Amazon Prime, football documentaries have been hugely popular. Streaming services Prime, Netflix, and DAZN have increased their offerings lately.

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Amazon Prime It now has a well-ordered collection of free documentation for football fans – no matter if it’s a famous club, the sport itself, or the biggest personalities in international sport.

  • SCHW31NS7EIGER Memories – From Beginning to Legend (2020): The documentary about Bastian Schweinsteiger accompanies the professional through the most important stages of his life and lets both familiar and unknown faces have their say. A must have for every soccer fan who uses every laughing muscle and rarely gets dry eyes. The film has a rating of 5 stars on the platform and 7.7/10 on IMDb.

  • All or nothing: Manchester City (2018): An entire season of English football has been re-watched in the All or Nothing docu series, featuring breathtaking moments from the pitch. Additionally, ManCity behind-the-scenes materials will be released during the 2017/18 Premier League and will be accompanied by personalized Fingers. IMDb gives the 8-part string 8.3/10.

  • FIFA Golden Stars: The Story of the FIFA World Cup (2018): Germany does not feel as excited in any other sporting event as in the World Championships. This 10-part documentation on Amazon Prime sums up the special feeling conveyed these weeks. The focus is not only on the history of the World Cup, but also on women’s football, extraordinary goals, young talents, biographies and country-specific focal points. This amount of content deserves IMDb 7.3/10 points.

  • Cross (2019): Another pro who doesn’t just come in front of the camera on the field is Toni Kroos. The German football god became famous before he turned 30 – as the world champion and the only German four-time winner of the Champions League, and rightly so. The documentary offers a glimpse into his life on and off the field, with comments from family, friends and well-known stars. IMDb recognizes performance with a score of 6.7/10.

  • This is Football (2019): For those who do not wish to be associated with a single player or club, this 6-part documentary series will show you how football is embraced around the world, inspiring and uniting it generation after generation. Emotionally charged images of the sport combined with incredible stories from the football field to the stadium give IMDb a score of 8.3/10.

  • Diego Maradona (2019): The Hand of God should be familiar to every sports enthusiast. In the documentary, which ran for more than two hours, Academy Award-winning director Capadia showed previously unpublished footage from the life of Argentine football legend Maradona. The rise and fall of the professional and coach are not neglected, and the most difficult times in his life are examined. IMDb gives 7.7/10 strong points.

  • Make Us Dream (2018): Even if the title doesn’t suggest it, this movie is about one of Liverpool FC’s greatest footballing gods – Steven Gerrard. The autobiography, which is about two hours for the book, tells of Gerrard’s career, which wasn’t always rosy and captures the unrestrained love of traditional club and football with pictures. Very noteworthy according to IMDb with a score of 8.1/10 points.

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Moreover Netflix Keeping pace with its biggest competitor with powerful documentaries and putting international clubs, managers and personalities in the spotlight.

  • Antoine Griezmann – A legend is born (2019): This documentary accompanies footballer Griezmann on his path from football hero to professional footballer, which despite his apparent physical incapacity took him and made him into the French national team. Archives clips and interviews summarize how the young man managed to convince his critics of his talent. It deserves a steady 6.5/10 on IMDb.

  • On the way to Champ10n (2018): Eight countries have managed to win the World Cup since the first trophy was awarded. It is precisely these winners, their personal memories and moments of success that are examined in the documentary series. IMDb gives the 9-part series a 6.8/10.

  • Sunderland ‘Till I Die (2018-2020): The Netflix series about Sunderland AFC, which currently has a total of 14 episodes, offers two seasons for all English leather lovers. Loyalty to the club is very important here, because players, fans and managers stick together, especially in difficult times – as was the case in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. So much love for the club it deserves a score of 8.2/10 according to IMDb.

  • Bobby Robson: More Than a Director (2018): A change from biographies of players on the field, this is a biography of England coach Bobby Robson, who died in 2009. A journey through time through the life of the influencer shows not only his technical understanding of the game, but also his personal understanding of the players. This documentary was also rewarded with 8.2/10 points on IMDb.

  • Juventus Turin – Record Champion (2018): The six episodes, each lasting about 40 minutes, focus on the hoped-for victory in the Italian league, as well as Juventus’ sporting encounters during the 2016/17 Champions League. Behind the scenes of the football club, unexpected visions and emotional moments await sports fans. IMDb recognizes the potential of the series and awards 7.4/10 points.

  • Forever Chape (2018): Brazilian football club Associação Chapecoense de Futebol experienced a serious crisis in 2016 after a plane crash killed 71 people, including members of the club. How the team dealt with this extraordinary situation and how it went after that is what the hour-long documentary tries to tell in a moving way. This story of tragedy and adaptation gets a score of 7.1/10 from IMDb.

  • Alex Vieira – A Survival Story (2019): On the other hand, this documentary presents a somewhat different football story, as it shows that the heart still beats for football even when life on the field seems impossible. After a robbery, Uruguayan goalkeeper Vieira is paralyzed and his career appears to have come to an abrupt end. However, the former player is again finding his way into the sport – his fighting image is rated 7.7 / 10 by IMDb.

The football documentary “Forever Chape” can be found on the stream along with many other films

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Documentaries instead of live sports: Show at DAZN

Although the streaming platform daznFocuses on live TV, where the provider wants to catch up with other services.

  • Being Mario Gotze (2018): In the exclusive four-part series, director Aljoscha Pause sheds light on Götze’s life on and off the field. The portrait of the young player features comments from great football personalities and discusses the best and most difficult moments in Goetze’s career, especially his medical history. Anyone who has built near water won’t leave a dry eye here either. IMDb gives 7.0/10 points for a sensitive resume.

  • 24/7 FC (2019): The documentary about 1. FC Köln, which was filmed during the 2019/2020 season and published on DAZN during the same time, is a little different. This allows viewers to view behind-the-scenes footage that would otherwise have been hidden from them. This project has not yet received a review from any criticism site.

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