10 Football Documentary Tips for Netflix’s Juventus: First Team Documentary Lovers

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Considered the pioneer of the developing digital broadcasting industry in recent years, Netflix enables users to have an enjoyable time with movies and series broadcasted in different categories such as Action, Mystery, and History. Of course, there are football productions among these categories.

Although the leagues will end in the coming days, it is possible to find many football-themed productions from movies to series and documentaries on Netflix. Moreover, these productions, just like other popular Netflix productions, come from all over the world, not just a few countries.

In other words, while watching these football-themed productions, it is possible to find yourself in the dusty side streets of Buenos Aires one day, the hopeful stands of Sunderland the other day, or the lives of the legendary football players who have devoted their lives to football that they are passionate about. In this context, we have compiled for you Juventus: First Team, one of the first productions that come to mind when it comes to football production on Netflix. Let’s see what’s going on together.

Netflix’s Juventus: First Team-like football-themed movies and documentaries:

  • Sunderland ‘Til I Die
  • The English Game
  • Barça Dream
  • Boca Juniors Confidential 
  • Antoine Griezmann: The Birth of a Legend
  • Pele
  • Anelka: Misunderstood
  • Maradona in Mexico
  • Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez
  • Ultras

The story of Sunderland’s football club: Sunderland ‘Til I Die

  • Release Date: December 14, 2018
  • Cast: Aiden McGeady, Chris Coleman, Mark Chapman, Charlotte Jackson
  • Genre: Sports, British Made, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Documentary Series
  • IMDb: 8.2

It is possible to find everything about football in this production, which takes its name from a cheer belonging to the Sunderland tribunes. The first season of the documentary follows the difficult days of the team and the fans after the relegation of the English club from the Premier League, dating back to 1879, throughout the 2017-2018 season as it tries to recover. The second season, which started airing on April 1, 2020, focuses on the 2018-2019 season.

A British football classic based on real events: The English Game

  • Release Date: March 20, 2020
  • Cast: Edward Holcroft, Kevin Guthrie, Charlotte Hope, Niamh Walsh
  • Genre: Sports, British Made, Historical Drama
  • IMDb: 7.6

This Netflix original series by Julian Fellowes, consisting of 6 episodes, takes viewers to the late 19th century when the foundations of modern football in England were laid. The series, whose script is based on real events, reveals not only the history of football but also its power to overcome personal and social differences.

We are going to Spain: The Barça Dream

  • Release Date: 2015
  • Cast: Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Johan Cruyff
  • Genre: Sports, Documentary Film
  • IMDb: 7.3

Much has been written, drawn, and said about FC Barcelona. This 2-hour documentary raises the bar because it sheds light on the history of one of the world’s most beloved teams, accompanied by legends such as Johan Cruyff, Andres Iniesta, and Gary Lineker:

A little bit of South America foam … Boca Juniors Confidential:

  • Release Date: 2018
  • Cast: Juan Pablo Varsky, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Lisandro Magallán, Carlos Tevez
  • Genre: Sports, Documentary
  • IMDb Point: 6.4

An insider look at Boca Juniors, an Argentinian club with a considerable fan base in Turkey. In this 4-episode documentary series, which is a Netflix original production, the footballers, fans, and staff of the yellow and navy team describe what happened behind the scenes of the club.

Needless to say more … Antoine Griezmann: The Birth of a Legend

  • Release Date: March 21, 2019
  • Cast: Paul Pogba, Diego Godin, Antoine Griezmann, Lucas Hernandez
  • Genre: Sports, Documentary Film
  • IMDb: 6.5

An inspiring sports documentary focusing on the life of the French actor who, thanks to his courage and determination, overcame all the difficulties he faced and lifted the World Cup. It is our recommendation for those who want to get to know the ‘Little Prince’ better.

Pele:

  • Release Date: February 23, 2021
  • Cast: Amarildo, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Benedita da Silva
  • Genre: Sports, Documentary Film, Biography
  • IMDb: 7.0

The documentary, which focuses on the life of the legendary football player Pele, focuses on the events of football in the complex period of Brazil, what the extraordinary actor did and lived through.

Anelka, whose path goes through Fenerbahçe: Misunderstood

  • Release Date: August 5, 2020
  • Cast: Omar Sy, Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba, Arsene Wenger
  • Genre: Sports, Documentary Film, Biography
  • IMDb Point: 6.4

Nicolas Anelka is a name that never falls off the headlines with his controversial behavior as well as his great skills throughout his career. The French actor, who also wore a Fenerbahçe jersey for a period, describes all the unknown in this documentary, from his childhood to his beliefs and regrets of his transfers.

Argentina’s vicious child: Apache: La Vida de Carlos Tevez (Apache: The Life of Carlos Tevez)

  • Release Date: August 16, 2019
  • Cast: Balthazar Murillo, Matias Recalt, Vanesa Gonzalez, Alberto Ajaka
  • Genre: Sports, Documentary Series, Biography
  • IMDb Score: 6.6

The production, which dramatizes the life of Carlos Tevez, who also has a large fan base in Turkey, with harsh realism, describes the actor’s becoming a star despite growing up in the Fuerte Apache neighborhood, which is known for high crime rates in Argentina.

About Italian football fans: Ultras

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Cast: Aniello Arena, Antonia Truppo, Daniele Vicorito, Simone Borrelli
  • Genre: Sports, Documentary Film, Tribune Life, Tribune Culture
  • IMDb: 5.9

Focusing on the lives of fanatical football fans in Italy, an aging fan confronts his past as he tries to build a brand new future for himself and a young follower. It is an ideal product for those who want to see the good, bad, and sometimes extreme aspects of the grandstand culture.

A football legend with all his sensations: Maradona in Mexico

  • Release Date: November 13, 2019
  • Cast: Diego Armando Maradona, Gilli Messer, Jarrod Pistilli
  • Genre: Sports, Documentary, Biography
  • IMDb: 7.2

Football’s sensational name Diego Maradona arrives as the coach of Mexican club Dorados and perhaps to save himself in Culiacan, the home of the Sinaloa cartel, in this mini-documentary series. It is joyful and full of surprises.