There are many reasons why football is the most popular sport in the world. The adrenaline, the action, the fame, money and the superstars turned celebrities that play the game are just some of the reasons why this game is watched and played in all corners of the globe.
Football is a source of inspiration to both fans and aspiring players worldwide and throughout the years football has successfully transformed ordinary people into world-class athletes. In fact, some of football’s biggest stars have had their success stories made into documentary films.
Below, you’ll find a short list of the top 3 documentaries about football and the athletes who made a name for themselves in the beautiful game of football.
1. Puskas Hungary (2009)
First on the list is the Puskas Hungary documentary, which was released in 2009. This tells the story of Ferenc Puskas, a young player born in Kispest who initially played for the Golden Team and went on to become a huge star in the world of football.
After fleeing his hometown in 1956, Ferenc became internationally recognized for his impressive football skills and spent the next 20 years of his life dedicated to the pitch.
After retiring from his spectacular career on the field, he became a coach and ended up bringing the Athens based professional football club Panathinaikos all the way to the European Cup Final.
To this day, Ference is still admired by football fans around the world for his work on and off the field and even has a stadium named after him (Ference Puskás Stadium) in Budapest, Hungary.
This biographical documentary puts a spotlight on Pelé, the world famous Brazilian football player who became the most recognized football player in the history of the game due to his many achievements during his 22 year career.
In June of 1958, Pelé became the youngest player in history to play in a World Cup final and scored two incredible goals which led to the defeat of Sweden at their home field in Stockholm.
The documentary goes on to show how Pelé led Brazil to three World Cup Championships throughout the course of his career in 1958, 1962 and 1970 becoming the only player in history to win three world cup titles.
At the end of the day If you’re a fan of football, you’re a fan of Pelé and this documentary will give you an insider’s look at the life and tribulations of the most famous soccer player on the planet.
3. The Class of ’92
The Class of ‘92 was released in 2013 and depicts the dominance of Manchester United during the Premier League era. It tells the story of the team in 1992 and how they exerted their best efforts to reach the top of the football industry.
This documentary highlights the top players on the team, namely Roy Keane, who overhyped their impact and Paul Scholes, who was known as a good guy. Moving towards the United, this football team and their journey were among one of the best as portrayed in the documentary. If you love football, you’ll enjoy this documentary from start to finish, as aspiring professional football players can learn a lot from it.
The three documentaries mentioned above are absolute classics for football fans around the world. Each documentary offers an amazing behind the scenes story about some of the most famous players to ever step foot on the field. If you’re an avid football fan, do yourself a favor and watch one of the aforementioned documentaries today.