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George Best - Best Intentions

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George Best - Best Intentions George Best - Best Intentions is a documentary from 2000 about George Best, the most talented British footballer of modern times. "Best Intentions" features spectacular football action and personal interviews with some of the greatest figures in the game, including Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Jimmy Greaves, and the late Sir Matt Busby.

Unable to cope with the temptations of his celebrity lifestyle, indulged himself to excess in alcohol, late nights and women and as a consequence walked out on top flight football aged just 26.

In this documentary we go back to Bests home town of Belfast and are introduced to his family and friends. Catch a glimpse of Best playing on his local park where he was spotted by a Manchester United talent scout before journeying to Old Trafford for an in-depth profile of his career at the 'Theatre Of Dreams'.

It's Not Black & White

World Sport Presents: It's Not Black & White CNN investigates the problem of racism in football in this 2011 documentary "World Sport Presents: It's Not Black & White.

Is it the heat of the moment? Is it the fact that it's "just a game?" Or is it more? With a history embedded in a hardened working class and an everyman sport, the culture of football has always had its rough edges. It's a sport that emblazes the spirts of players and fans alike to emotional heights. But with this passion has also come a lot of pain for many players.

CNN will explore the newest measures taken to combat this continuing problem, from legal measures, to closed circuit televisions in stadiums, to campaigns like Kick it Out that are gaining support from the entire football community.

Legends Of The Barclays Premier League - Dennis Bergkamp

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Legends Of The Barclays Premier League - Dennis Bergkamp In this ESPN-produced series, ESPN Classic pays tribute to the select group of players who can be classed as Legends of the Barclays Premier League.

Focusing on the very finest players to have graced the English top flight, the series celebrates the goals, the tricks, the crunching tackles and the saves, but it also honours the personalities, the style, and the joie de vivre.

Dennis Bergkamp joined Arsenal in 1995. It was at Arsenal where Bergkamp rejuvenated his career, helping the club to win three Premier League titles, four FA Cup trophies and reach the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final, which marked his last appearance as a player.

The Road Back - True Blue

The Road Back - True Blue Swedish documentary "Vägen tillbaka - Blådårar" (The Road Back - True Blue) from 2002 directed by Stefan Berg, Fredrik Gertten and Magnus Gertten.

This documentary follows Malmö FF on their way back to the Allsvenskan (highest swedish division) from the Superettan, the second highest league in the league system of Swedish football. It concentrates on three individuals; director of sports Hasse Borg, young Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a supporter named Lasse.

For Malmö FF the 1990s ended with relegation from Allsvenskan in 1999. Hans Cavalli-Björkman was succeeded as chairman by Bengt Madsen in 1999, and former player Hasse Borg was contracted as Director of Sport. These operational changes, as well as the emergence of young talent Zlatan Ibrahimović, led to the return to Allsvenskan in 2001. Ibrahimović rose to fame and became an important player in the club's campaign to return to the top league.

David Beckham: A Footballer's Story

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David Beckham A Footballer Story An intimate documentary portrait of David Beckham in the 6 months leading up to the 2006 World Cup tournament in Germany.

The year 2006 was an impressive one for David Beckham. The year gave him the rare opportunity of leading England to winning the FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Before the global tournament which could be Beckham’s greatest sporting achievement, he pours out his mind to Tim Lovejoy in a very exclusive interview clip for ITV1 detailing his incredible rise to the zenith of football.

1994 FIFA World Cup USA

1994 FIFA World Cup USA The BBC's review of USA '94 which aired around Christmas of that year. Barry Davies at his glorious best.

The United States was the setting for a hugely successful 15th FIFA World Cup™ which drew record crowds and ended with Brazil celebrating their first world title since 1970. If the Final itself was a disappointment, Brazil beating Italy on penalties after a goalless draw, there were no complaints about the entertainment that had gone before.

There were plenty of goals – 141 was the highest total since 1982 – and no shortage of drama. Bulgaria, who had never won a FIFA World Cup match in 16 previous attempts, provided the biggest upset by beating Germany en route to the semi-finals.

The Real Madrid Story

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The Real Madrid Story Documentary about the history of Royal Madrid Football Club, commonly known as Real Madrid, founded in 1902 as Madrid Football Club.

Real Madrid's origins go back to when football was introduced to Madrid by the academics and students of the Institución libre de enseñanza, which included several Cambridge and Oxford University graduates.

Real Madrid has undergone sweeping change over its 107 years of history. One of the ways that best reflects the evolution the club has undergone is the kit. Shirts, shorts, socks... all have changed with the times to become an iconic part of the history of Real Madrid.

Creative Football t-shirts at footytees.com - Featuring prints by a range of talented artists

Thierry Henry - Legend

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Thierry Henry - Legend Encapsulating a magical time in Henry's career, this documentary features exclusive interviews with the man himself and fellow Arsenal greats, highlights from stand-out games and every single Arsenal goal scored by the legend, Thierry Henry.

Combining a truthful and reminiscent Henry interview with footage of the great man's best moments this documentary is a must for all Arsenal/Henry fans and is one that can be watched again in 10 years time and still have the same effect.

With added comments and praise from legends such as Tony Adams, Dennis Bergkamp, Bob Wilson, Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn, Martin Keown plus many more including of course - Arsene Wenger.

The Busby Era

The Busby Era This documentary tells the full story of the Busby Babes, the death of the team and the birth of a legend, and the journey they took over the next ten years, still managed by Matt Busby, to finally become the best team in Europe.

On Feb 6 1958 a plane carrying a Manchester United team, on the point of ruling European football, crashed on a runway in Munich killing 22 people including 7 players. Duncan Edwards, perhaps their greatest player, became the 8th player to die of his injuries fifteen days later in a German hospital.

This unique documentary features extensive coverage of the 1948, 57, 58 and 1963 Cup Finals and the 1968 European Cup with action from legends Bill Foulkes, Tommy Taylor and Duncan Edwards, and the holy trinity of Charlton, Best and Law.

George Best - Genius, Maverick, Legend

George Best - Genius, Maverick, Legend An insightful documentary made in 2001 about George Best, perhaps the most talented footballer ever to walk the face of the earth.

This documentary contains amazing footage of some of his most incredible goals including from his very early career with Manchester United. In addition, it includes up close and personal interviews with Best himself, his father, his second wife Alex and some of his fellow players and long-time friends.

The extras include Best's "50 best goals," more interview with Alex Best and George's opinion of the current Manchester United team (as of the time this documentary was made).

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