The Best Football Documentaries on Netflix, Amazon and DAZN

The documentary “Schwarze Adler” shows how black national footballers have faced and continue to face racism – not the only football documentary worth watching on Netflix, Prime Video and Co.

Football is the number one popular sport in Germany. Many kickers are worshiped as heroes. But how do you feel when faced with discrimination and racial hostility amid hymns of praise? In the Amazon documentary “Schwarze Adler” (from April 15), black soccer professionals like Gerald Asamoah and Steffi Jones tell their stories.

Worth a watch, Torsten Körner extends a series of football documentaries available to stream on Netflix, Prime Video and Co. This also includes the documentary series “Inside Borussia Dortmund” (Prime Video), the first format about a German professional club, and the DAZN documentary “Being Mario Götze” about the World Cup final scorer in 2014.

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“Black Eagles” Prime Video

Black German footballers: It seems normal today that our selected teams have become “coloured”. But this was by no means always the case. Who has experienced racism – and how different is it about Germany?

Documentary filmmaker Torsten Körner has been allowing black gamers of six decades to talk about their lives and experiences in his documentary Schwarze Adler. Among others, Erwin Costed, Patrick Omoela, Gerald Asamoah, Otto Addo and Jimmy Hartwig have commented.

“Schw31ns7eiger: Memories – From Beginning to Legend”, Prime Video

World champion, European Champions League winner and eight-time German champion: hardly any German footballer has been more successful in his career than Bastian Schweinsteiger. In the Amazon movie “Schw31ns7eiger: Memories – From Beginning to Legend” no one but Til Schweiger looks at the midfielder’s triumphs. The picture, which is worth watching, does not exclude bitter defeats, and the key word: “the conclusion of the ravages.”

“Being Mario Gotze”, DAZN

He was considered the talent of the century and led Germany to the 2014 World Cup title. But then Mario Gotze’s career was interrupted by a move to Bayern Munich and above all due to a serious metabolic disease. In Being Mario Götze, filmmaker Aljoscha Pause accompanied the midfielder in 2018 in his fight to get back to the football field. Intimate visions guaranteed!

“All or Nothing: Manchester City”, Prime Video

Pep Guardiola is considered by experts as one of the best football coaches in the world – but he’s also very obsessed with detail. “All or nothing: Manchester City” reveals exactly how it works and how the Catalan works with his players. The documentary offers exciting behind-the-scenes insights into Manchester City during the 2017/18 championship season.

Inside Borussia Dortmund Prime Video

In the winter break, Borussia Dortmund was still top of the Bundesliga table with nine points. At the end of the 2018/2019 season, he left black and yellow only in second place after his permanent rival Bayern Munich. The documentary film “Inside Borussia Dortmund” depicted this season of ups and downs in the film and for the first time broke the mechanisms of a professional German club.

“Sunderland Until I Die”, Netflix

Although Sunderland no longer plays in the Premier League, a passion for football is still very important in the English city. Therefore, the Netflix documentary “Sunderland Til I Die” is not just an ode to ball sports. It also shows how closely the coastal city’s culture and history are intertwined with the prosperity and woe of Sunderland: even the local MP prays for the team’s success.

“Real Sergio Ramos”, Prime Video

Football star Sergio Ramos, who is adored by his fans and feared by his opponents, is attracting like no other. The documentary “Real Sergio Ramos” highlights the defender’s difficult journey from his early days in Seville to his great victories with Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. Not neglecting life with his family, the documentary also approaches Sergio Ramos as a person.

“the coach!” Prime video

Ronaldo, Mbabes and Messi stand in this world for the spectacle and shine off the field. But the architects of their success are sitting on the bench, like the documentary “The Coach!” explained. Notable figures such as Hans Mayer, Jürgen Klopp and Frank Schmidt have spoken about their work as tactical foxes. But the production doesn’t skimp on criticism of the football field either, by showing the pressure coaches are under.


source: teleschau – der mediendienst GmbH

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