10 Best football documentaries of all time
Over the years, the world has witnessed many stories related to the beautiful game on and off the football ground, and inspired by those stories and incidents, many movies and documentaries were made. Some of the works have really caught the eyes of the public, whereas some others have become a tribute to the illustrious past. Here are the best football documentaries ever made.
10. George Best: The legacy (2009)
George Best enthralled a generation with his performances on the pitch and this documentary serves as a fitting tribute to the Northern Ireland man, and was released in 2009, a few years after his death. It covers the interviews with Best’s former teammates, friends and family, giving an insight into Best’s personal and professional life.
A hero of Manchester United’s European Cup win at Belfast in 1968, Best’s life outside the pitch was of luxury, girlfriends and drugs. Equally likeable for his mavericks on and off the field, this documentary is a good watch for those who need to know what Best was like in the eyes of the people who were closer to him. Best may have bid his time to the world, but he had already left a legacy behind him, evident in this documentary.
9. Puskas Hungary (2009)
A tribute to the late Hungarian football legend Ferenc Puskas and his exploits with the national team, this documentary directed by Tamas Almasi released in 2009 contains very nice archived footage of the player who was famous for his left foot with which he scored the majority of his goals.
Apart from the plaudits he received for his lasting legacy with the Magical Magyars during the 1950s, this documentary also examines Puskas’ personal life, management career and his controversial decision to change nationality. Narrated by Jozsef Gyabronka, this video features Franz Beckenbauer, Alfredo Di Stefano, Ramon Calderon and many other esteemed personalities during the playing days of Puskas, and won a few awards.