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Top 5 Documentaries based on Football

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

There have been a lot of great football documentaries over the years. However, only some have stood the test of time and can be considered the best of all time.

Let’s take a look at the five best football documentaries that have been produced so far.

Football’s Most Dangerous Rivalry (2012)

This VICE produced documentary takes a deep dive into the rivalry between two of the greatest clubs in Scottish football history, Rangers and Celtic.

The movie runs just short of an hour and takes a look at the grim world of violence, racial slurs and the volatile side of football.

Bob Marley Legacy – Rhythm Of The Game (2020)

The Bob Marley Youtube channel released a collection of movies which is a tribute to several sides of the late, great Reggae star Bob Marley’s life. Rhythm Of The Game is one of those films that focuses on Marley’s love for football.

All sports and music enthusiasts should definitely give this a watch.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In (2021)

This documentary produced by Amazon takes a look at the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson’s football journey which saw him serve as the manager of Manchester United for over 26 years.

Former manager of Manchester United, Alex Ferguson (3L) poses with producer John Battsek (L), coach and former player Gordon Strachan (2L), coach and former player Archie Knox, (3R) producer Andrew MacDonald (2R) and son and director Jason Ferguson on arrival to attend the premiere of the documentary ‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In’ at Old Trafford, Manchester on May 20, 2021. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

The movie is available to all Amazon Prime members and sheds light on Sir Alex Ferguson’s great managerial career, highlighting a side of the Scotman’s life that have never been shared on screen before.

Diego Maradona (2019)

Diego Maradona is a collection of films taken from over 500 hours of video from the iconic Diego Armando Maradona’s personal archives. In this popular Amazon Prime documentary, the people who knew the late great Argentina star lend their voice to showcase his incredible journey in the world of football.

All Or Nothing Series (2018-Present)

This Amazon Prime series focuses on what goes on behind the scenes at some of best clubs and countries in world football.

The All Or Nothing series has already highlighted the club dealings and dressing room conversations at Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus and the Brazil national team. It has all the ingredients to be a must watch documentary series for any football fan.

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