Best Soccer Documentaries on Streaming Services
Sports documentaries have become even more popular since streaming services launched. Especially soccer documentaries focused on the English Premier League. Netflix, Prime Video, and other streaming services are now creating their own content, and sports as a category is top of the list.
We’re going to look at some of the best soccer documentaries that are available on streaming services.
All or Nothing: Manchester City
The Citizen’s 2017-18 season was a record-breaking one. They won the Premier League with a record number of points. Also, became the first team to reach 100 points in a single season. The eight-part series follows the squad from Pep Guardiola through the ups and downs of their quest for glory.
You get to see behind-the-scenes footage of how one of the greatest managers speaks to his team during and after matches. In addition to league matches, the series also explores how the club’s fortunes in cup competitions. This includes how the Champions League and FA Cup, unfolded throughout the year. Watch it on Amazon Prime Video now.
When Eagles Dare
When Eagles Dare is a documentary about Crystal Palace’s story of being close to bankruptcy in 2010 to then reaching the Premier League after a successful 2012/13 season.
It follows the ups and downs that the club faced over this season, being managerless in the middle of the season to reaching the Championship Playoffs and going on to beat Brighton and Watford to secure a return to the greatest football league in the world.
It gives a behind-the-scenes look into how Palace operated as a club and business after being on the brink of administration. There are old videos as well as current-day interviews from the Crystal Palace owner and both current and former players. You can see a full review of When Eagles Dare at wesupportthepalace.com or watch it for yourself on Prime Video now.
All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur
Amazon did another series of All or Nothing but this time focused on the North London club Tottenham Hotspur whilst Jose Mourinho was at the club. It was released in 2019 and is great to see how ‘the chosen one’ works behind the scenes.
The documentary goes behind the scenes with players and coaches. It offers an inside look at how things work at the highest level of the world’s most popular sport. You get to know both players and some key figures that run the club. This includes manager Mauricio Pochettino and owner Daniel Levy.
This is a must-watch for any Spurs fan and anyone interested in learning more about one of England’s top clubs. Of course, it also helps to interest this particular squad and its stars. This includes Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.
Sunderland ‘Til I Die
Sunderland ‘Til I Die is a British soccer documentary series that premiered in December 2018 on Netflix. It followed English club Sunderland A.F.C. during their 2017-18 season under managers Simon Grayson, Chris Coleman, and Robbie Stockdale.
The first season follows the club and fans after being relegated from the Premier League during the previous season. It shows how following a football team is a big part of people’s lives.
Season 2 of the documentary premiered on April 1, 2020. This follows Sunderland’s relegation from League One to League Two during the 2018–19 season under manager Jack Ross. It also shows owner Stewart Donald’s search for new investment into the club. There are 14 episodes in total and you can watch them all on Netflix now.
Whether you are a casual fan or a long-time soccer enthusiast, it is always interesting to learn more about teams’ stories and backgrounds. These documentaries offer a unique way to learn about these individual teams and how they operate behind the scenes.
There are countless more documentaries on soccer to watch, but these are some of the most popular that have launched over the last few years on streaming services.