Sports Documentaries About Soccer Icons Are Reaching Fever Pitch

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Lionel Messi in "Messi Meets America"

Sports documentaries have been going strong for quite some time, and some of the very best coming our way this fall have one thing in common. Iconic soccer players inspired some pretty amazing documentaries that everyone’s buzzing about right now, and here are three you should put on your watch list.


Before finding success with his business endeavors, David Beckham made a name for himself as one of the greatest football players of his generation. This Netflix documentary chronicles his meteoric rise from humble beginnings to global football stardom and sheds light on some of the most turbulent moments of his professional and personal life.

Messi Meets America

Argentine football legend Lionel Messi made a pretty unconventional decision to join Major League Soccer club Inter Miami earlier this year, shortly after winning the FIFA World Cup. This Apple TV+ will see him usher in a new era of his career in North America alongside his Inter Miami teammates.

Higuita: The Way of the Scorpion

If you’re in the mood for a nostalgic documentary that pays homage to one of the all-time greats, this Netflix series about René Higuita will be your cup of tea. The Colombian player went down in history as one of the highest-scoring goalkeepers of all time, and this series will chronicle both his iconic career and personal controversies.