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Three of the Best Sports Documentaries available to stream online today

Streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney Plus have completely revolutionized how we watch TV. Gone are the days of waiting for a program to come on a specific channel and having to sit through commercials when said show airs. Nowadays, we have thousands of top shows from all of our favorite genres right at our fingertips.

If you’re anything like us, one of those favorite genres will be sports, specifically sports documentaries. For years, sports stars have appeared to be overpaid primadonnas, who live a life of luxury while not truly contributing very much to society. Okay, that may be a little bit harsh, but you can’t tell us that when you see Cristiano Ronaldo rolling around the pitch at Old Trafford in ‘agony’ that that isn’t exactly what you think.

There truly is something for everyone, and here are our three best sports documentaries available to stream today…

Formula One: Drive to Survive – Netflix

For years, the powers that be in Formula One have tried to break the American market. For many, the high-octane Motorsport has been considered the highest category of racing in the world, but it appears that those stateside never got the message. Americans have always preferred the likes of NASCAR and IndyCar as opposed to the more finessed F1.

But that has all changed in recent years thanks to the success of Netflix’s Drive To Survive. The show follows the entire roadshow that is Formula One around the world as they compete between March and December to determine who is the best driver on the planet.

If you are a fan of online gaming or poker and use websites such as Slots lv to enjoy your evening, then you are in for a treat. The show gives viewers an inside glimpse around Monte Carlo, which is considered a Mecca for players, with the Monaco Grand Prix being the jewel in Formula One’s crown.

When the show first premiered back in 2019, fans were unsure of what to expect. But the show has done exactly what F1 bosses Legacy Media intended – crack the American market. As a result, next season, there will be no less than three Grand Prix taking place in the US, specifically in Miami, Austin, and Las Vegas.

The Figo Affair: The Transfer That Changed Football – Netflix

Football fans the world over understand that certain bridges should never be crossed. Rangers and Celtic, Boca Juniors and River Plate, Barcelona and Real Madrid. But crossing that latter bridge is exactly what winger Luis Figo did back in the year 2000.

Netflix’s The Figo Affair follows the key protagonists that orchestrated the plot that saw the Portuguese superstar leave the Nou Camp for the Bernabeu some two decades ago. For years, it has been a transfer that was shrouded in mystery, and there have always been more questions than answers. But 22 years on from the shocking deal, the likes of Figo, Florentino Perez, and Pep Guardiola tell all in this gripping movie.

The Figo Affair delves into just how beloved Figo was in Catalonia. After arriving from Portugal at the tender age of just 23, the Almada-native would go on to become the best player on the planet, leading the Blaugrana to two La Liga’s, two Copa Del Reys, a Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Cup Winners Cup and UEFA Super Cup. But after five years of constant success, the Portugal captain’s head was turned by a certain ‘Don Florentino’.

The Redeem Team – Netflix

Basketball has always been considered America’s game. The US – and specifically the NBA – has the finest players in the world and they are pretty much untouchable in comparison to the rest of the world. Or so they thought.

Back in 2004, a team containing the likes of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony was dumped out of the Athens Olympics at the semifinal stage by Argentina. The result was considered a national disgrace and The Redeem Team follows team USA as they go in search of redemption at Beijing 2008.

With interviews from both James and Anthony, as well Dwayne Wade and the late Kobe Bryant, The Redeem Team is a must-watch for all sports fans.

Conclusion

With the streaming services’ recent obsession with sports, the curtain has been peeled back for viewers like never before. Thanks to shows such as Amazon Prime’s All or Nothing – which follows sports teams such as Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City throughout their domestic campaigns – fans have finally been given the behind-the-scenes glimpse that they always craved.

And new shows are cropping up all the time. Netflix has recently announced that they will be releasing a documentary on the FIFA corruption scandal which rocked football at the start of November. Disney Plus has just released Welcome to Wrexham, which follows Ryan Reynolds as he attempts to restore a fifth-tier football club from North Wales back to its former glory. These shows are sure to keep any devoted football fan entertained.

 

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