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Unleash your football spirit with these six documentaries, before Captains of the World’s release

Witness the untold stories of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé, Harry Kane in Netflix's Captains of the World on December 30, 2023

Unleash your football spirit with these six documentaries, before Captains of the World’s release

David Beckham, Diego Maradona

Last Updated: 06.40 AM, Dec 26, 2023


Netflix is releasing a new sports documentary – Captains of the World, which is all about the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. You will get to witness various striking interviews with famous players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, both during the games and in their everyday lives. It will also exhibit the sports arena, players’ achievements, them sharing about their goals, and more. The series has six episodes and releases on December 30, 2023.

The trailer has masterfully evoked the raw emotion of the game. From the electrifying atmosphere of the stadium to the unwavering dedication of the fans, it's a powerful reminder of what makes football so captivating.


However, before Captains of the World sets your pulse racing, explore these five football docu-series that will ignite your soul with passion:

Diego Maradona

In 1984, Naples, a city shimmering with both passion and danger, welcomed Diego Maradona, the world's most celebrated footballer. He arrived for a record-breaking fee, his arrival electrifying the city like a bolt of lightning. Naples, yearning for glory, and Maradona, a maestro of the beautiful game, were a match made in footballing heaven. The docu-series is a collection of exclusive footage from five-hundred hours of the late player’s achievements.

Watch Diego Maradona only on Amazon Prime Video.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

Shaken but not defeated by a cerebral haemorrhage, this docu-series tells the story of Sir Alex Ferguson, the man who transformed Manchester United, finds strength in sharing his life story with his son Jason. This poignant memoir, a look back from a Glasgow boy turned global icon, reveals the grit, passion, and unwavering belief that fueled his legendary career.

Watch Six Alex Ferguson: Never Give In only on Amazon Prime Video.

Welcome to Wrexham

It tells the story about how two Hollywood stars – Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, bought a tiny football team in Wales, and everyone was shocked. Some folks in Wales and other soccer fans were not sure it was a good idea. But these two are working super hard to make this little team incredible, both on the field and off. It also shows some sweet stories with funny bits from behind-the-scenes.

Watch Welcome to Wrexham only on Hulu.

Women's Football in India

Deutsche Welle's this documentary takes a surprising turn in Mapusa, Goa, where football becomes a bridge between three women facing diverse challenges. This heartwarming documentary challenges prejudiced notions about India and football, showcasing the beautiful story of how these women find solace, support, and a sense of belonging on the field, despite the hurdles they face off it.

Watch Women’s Football In India on DW’s YouTube Channel.


After the excitement of the 1998 World Cup, things got tough for David Beckham. He felt down and scared because of nasty comments and threats. But good things happened too, like becoming a dad to Brooklyn with his wife Victoria. The documentary looks back at all the ups and downs of David's football career, from Spain to America and France, and exhibits his life now. It's a story of challenges and triumphs, family and fame of David Beckham.

Watch Beckham only on Netflix.


This documentary shows football legend Pelé’s life story. From growing up in a humble community in Brazil to facing economic hardships, it shows his discovering immense love for football. He diligently balanced work with his passion, relentlessly refining his skills on improvised pitches. This firm dedication and quintessential talent eventually catapulted him to national prominence, cementing his place as a beloved icon who captivated hearts with his magical artistry on the field.

Watch Pelé only on Netflix.

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