Is there a void in your life now that live football across the world has been postponed indefinitely? Not to worry – we’ve got you covered.
Almost everyone reading this will be be seriously craving for some football to watch right now – especially as a lot of you might be in self-isolation, working from home or staying away from vulnerable friends and family – so we’re going to try and serve up some assists to help you through this rather weird time.
In addition to reloading some of the most iconic games of all-time, or checking in on our 50-track playlist featuring the best football-inspired bars from grime, drill and UK rap, we're now hooking you up with a definitive list of the best football docs you can stream right now.
From Netflix to Amazon Prime, and YouTube to iPlayer – here's 10 football films to get you through isolation.
1. Keane and Vieira – Best of Enemies
Originally released in 2013, this hour-long doc is an intense deep dive into the Man United and Arsenal rivalry that defined the Premier League at the turn of the Millennium, via a face-to-face discussion between club captains Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira.
2. Football’s Most Dangerous Rivalry
Produced by VICE, this doc examines the Old Firm Derby between Rangers and Celtic. The film looks at the the political, religious, and national identity clashes that have shaped the rivalry, speak to fanzine editors on both sides of the divide and travel with the Bhoys’ away support to a match at Tannadice.
3. Life on Loan: Conor Gallagher
Chelsea’s long list of loanees has always been a point of fascination for fans, and this innovative series gives us an inside look at what it’s like for a player to be on loan for the first time.
4. Shame In The Game: Racism in Football
How: BBC iPlayer
Featuring interviews from top level players including Andre Gray, this doc drops after last season saw a 66% rise in hate crime. The film shows the devastating impact that the abuse can have on the players and their families, and asks what can be done to stop this.
5. All or Nothing: Manchester City
How: Amazon Prime
Amazon’s landmark documentary took viewers inside the workings of an elite Premier League club for the first time, including insightful scenes in the dressing room and training ground of a record-breaking Manchester City season.
6. Inside Borussia Dortmund
How: Amazon Prime
This four-part series is another entry in the sub-genre of going inside the world’s biggest clubs, and this edition relives Dortmund’s 2018/19 season. Among the key storylines is the emergence of Jadon Sancho as an elite-level baller, which makes it of extra interest to any English football fan.
7. Sunderland Til’ I Die
In stark contrast to the the docs on Man City and Dortmund, this series catches a club at absolute rock bottom – as Sunderland suffer successive relegations from the Premier League and the Championship. It’s brutally honest and a brilliant insight into how difficult clubs have it outside of the top flight.
8. Le K Benzema
This feature-length film focusses on Karim Benzema’s controversial relationship with the French national team, with the baller opening up about his career and the accusations that destroyed his international career.
9. Wayne Rooney: The Man Behind the Goals
Released as Wayne Rooney became England’s all-time record scorer, this film sees the striker gives cameras access to his home and personal life for the first time. It’s probably the best portrait of the most iconic England player of a generation.
10. Concrete Football
Released as part of the ‘Ballon Sur Bitume’ series that celebrates street football in France, this hour-long special documents the importance football plays in French suburbs and how it’s birthed some of the most iconic players of our time including Ousmane Dembélé, Riyad Mahrez and Kylian Mbappé.