This is Football

A six-part premium documentary event series exploring the emotions, stories, passions and triumphs at the heart of the world’s most loved sport.

Filmed across the globe from Iceland to Argentina,  Spain to Rwanda, China to the United States, and including a glittering cast of characters from legendary players to presidents, poets to priests, managers to mathematicians – This is Football creates a unique and timeless portrait of the game and humanity itself.


This is Football

The series unpacks the unique phenomenon that grips and unifies billions of people from every corner of the globe.  Across the episodes universal themes of the human experience are explored: Redemption – football’s uplifting role in rebuilding the soul of Rwanda after the genocide, Belief – the inspirational rise of women’s football and two teams who gave everything to make it happen, Chance – the agony and the ecstasy of the fates that humble champions and keep every fan believing in the impossible, Love - four stories from every corner of the earth where the love of the game transcends adversity, Pride - how Iceland’s football Vikings take on the world and give every underdog hope, and Wonder – unlocking the secrets of Lionel Messi’s genius and the global delight of watching him play. Each story unfolds dramatically through the experience of men and women of different races, cultures and creeds, all of them remarkable, all of them united in their passion for football and chosen from every continent on Earth.


The series will launch August 2 2019 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Production Detail

Broadcaster: Amazon Prime Video

Year: 2019

Duration: 6 x 60 minutes