The best sport documentaries to watch now

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A certain Portuguese manager has been the subject of much debate recently, thanks to the Amazon series All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur. But when you’ve had your fill of ‘The Special One’ and the ‘nice guys’ he coaches, what sporting fare will you watch next?

Fear not, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best sport documentaries.

Diego Maradona
Staying with football, we kick off with this fantastic examination of troubled genius, malcontent and possessor of deified hands, Diego Maradona. This documentary focuses primarily on the highs and lows of Maradona’s spell at Napoli and is a must for any football fan.

The Edge
After a catastrophic fall from grace, England’s cricket team set about redressing their faults and transforming themselves into the world’s best Test side. Insightful, funny and emotional in equal measure, this behind-the-scenes look at the intense pressures of first-class cricket is an absolute ripper.

When We Were Kings
The famous boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali in 1974 will live forever as one of the most iconic moments in sporting history. This examination of the historical and cultural significance of ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’ is incredibly absorbing and well worth a watch whether you’re a fan of boxing or not.

The Last Dance
Every once in a while, a talent so brilliant comes along that they transcend their sport and become a part of the cultural make-up of that era. No, we’re not talking about Luke Chadwick, we’re referring to Michael Jordan – a man whose talent and determination led to him becoming one of the world’s most famous stars, not to mention a movie star thanks to Space Jam. Find out more about his story in this amazing 10-part series.

Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance
Lots of us think of horseracing as an elite sport where the participants need an endless supply of money to bankroll the life of a thoroughbred. And we wouldn’t be far wrong. But it’s not always the case, as shown in this heart-warming tale of Dream Alliance – a horse who was bred by a barmaid in a Welsh village and went on to great success…

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