With the World Cup set to begin soon, it’s an exciting time to be a sports fan right now, and Disney+ offers a wide range of content, whether you’re a football fanatic, or if you want to get away from all the match madness!
Disney+ will be launching a new ‘Football Stories’ collection in the UK from 20th November, featuring:
Save Our Squad
Following David Beckham as he returns to the East London football pitches where he played as a child. He will mentor a young grassroots side, struggling to survive in the league.
Welcome To Wrexham
In “Welcome to Wrexham,” Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds learn to run the third oldest professional football club in the world. In 2020, Rob and Ryan teamed up to purchase the fifth tier Red Dragons in the hope of turning Wrexham AFC into an underdog story the whole world can root for, but the concern is that neither have any experience in football or working with each other. From Hollywood to Wales, from the pitch to the locker room, and the front office to the pub, the docuseries will track Rob and Ryan’s crash course in football club ownership and the inextricably connected fates of a team and a town counting on two actors to bring some serious hope and change to a community that could use it.
There are men who have become myths, true icons of our time; but an icon, by definition, is surrounded by mystery, unattainable and indefinable. Maradona Confidential tells the story of Diego Armando Maradona, the greatest soccer player of all time.
That One Word – Feyenoord
Legendary Dutch football club Feyenoord showcases how its players, managers, and fans deal with the 2020-2021 season and the pandemic’s impact.
Documenting Florentino Pérez’ first term as president of Real Madrid and the Galáctico revolution he oversaw to make Real Madrid the most glamorous and successful football club the world has ever seen.The three-part documentary includes fascinating insights from a stellar cast of Real Madrid legends, including Iker Casillas, Roberto Carlos, Fernando Hierro, Claude Makélélé, Fernando Morientes, Steve McManaman and Manager Vicente del Bosque, alongside individuals closest to Perez.
Goal! The Big Dream Begins
The amazingly gifted Santiago Munez, a young immigrant living in the barrios of Los Angeles, has an impossible dream — to play soccer for a world class team. Unexpectedly getting a tryout with one of England’s premier soccer clubs, Newcastle United, Santiago finds himself totally alone in a world where soccer is a religion and the players are gods. Now he not only has to prove he has the passion, talent, and determination to make it alongside the best in the world, but he has to overcome his own demons and those of others. Filled with memorable characters, great heart, and real-life soccer legends, GOAL! THE DREAM BEGINS is a triumphant story about believing in your dreams.
You’ll find lots of other sports-related entertainment on Disney+ in the United Kingdom too: follow the triumphant real-life story of basketball legends the Antetokounmpo brothers with Rise, or track the journey of The Mighty Ducks from underdogs to an ultra-competitive youth hockey powerhouse. Certified classics such as Chariots of Fire and Cool Runnings are also available to stream now.
And if you don’t want to watch the football and need something else to enjoy for 90 minutes to keep you entertained, here’s some alternatives:
The Old Man
Pam & Tommy
What are you going to be streaming on Disney+ this football season?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.