If you enjoy sports, there’s never been a better time to watch engrossing sports documentaries. Streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have invested a lot into putting documentaries about star athletes so that millions of viewers from all around the world can get a peak about their favorite sports heroes.
The relative success of these sports documentaries meant that other streaming services are also looking into producing, syndicating and launching shows about towering sports personalities. BT Sport too is getting in on the sports documentary terrain.
Be it about F1 duels, the drama on the basketball courts, or even behind-the-scenes footage chronicling the rise and fall of sports icons, fans are spoilt for choice.
To help sports fans in Australia, we have compiled a list of the best sport documentaries that you can watch on BT Sport if you located in Australia. There is something for everyone here.
Stop the Tour
Sports can serve as powerful catalysts for political movements. Stop the Tour takes a look at how the effect that the 70 Springbok rugby tour of Ireland and Britain ended up influencing anti-apartheid movements 50 years down the road.
This controversial tour was preceded by another racist incident in cricket, when South African authorities raised a hue and cry over England’s decision to select a mixed-race player. England ended up canceling the cricket tour out of protest.
Stop the Tour shows how these events culminated into an international ban on South African sports, which was reversed after more than two decades.
Rocky and Wrighty: From Brockley to the Big Time
This BT Sport-produced documentary gives us a new perspective on two of Arsenal’s most celebrated players – Rocky and Wrighty.
We see how much of a big role David Rocastle played in influencing Ian Wright. This sports documentary also covers other significant events in their lives such as how they went from Arsenal to the England team.
If you are looking for a story of how a young prodigy ends up inspiring a veteran of the game, From Brockley to the Big Time is for you.
Jimmy Greaves, one of the best footballers ever to grace England, is the focus of this well-received documentary from BT Sport Films.
Witness a tale of a boy who came from a poor background, and watch him transform into a goal-scoring machine in football. This is a tale of a legend who was setting similar records as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi back in the day.
You also get to see his battles in life, away from the pitch, as Greavsie gives us a poignant look at the man who defined English football once upon a time.
Here are a couple of sports documentaries that have proven to be a hit on other streaming platforms.
Transferring from Everton when he was only 18, Wayne Rooney went on to become a superstar in English football. His self-titled documentary follows his career from when he was an 18-year old, to his successes in the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
Rooney’s skills with the football, with 253 goals for Manchester City, and 53 for England, were the highest ever as a goal scorer.
Witness Rooney’s story as he started on the streets of Croxteth, right up to the point where he became one of the most recognizable forces in international football in the 2000s.
Rooney is now streaming on Prime Video.
All or Nothing (series)
For fans of football clubs, Amazon’s All or Nothing gives us a peak at the greatest ones. We have gone behind the scenes with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Juventus and the Brazil national team so far. They will be focusing on Arsenal in the upcoming episodes.
What we love about All or Nothing is that it also gives us a fascinating character study regarding some of the greatest managers of the game. Their spotlight on Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho were a treat to watch.
All or Nothing is now streaming on Prime Video.
Who doesn’t know of Pele? But what most people don’t know is how this Brazilian superstar became larger than life, especially given his humble origins.
Watch how stardom changes a person, as we take a look through Pele’s life and his relationship with those around him as he climbed through the ranks. Pele is a legend, and this documentary gives us an intimate look at how he became one.
Pele is now streaming on Netflix.
Another football documentary featuring another football great. What’s not to like?
Diego Maradona needs no introduction. Fans have followed all the ups and downs of his colorful career. Even in his twilight years, the man continued to court controversy after controversy.
Still, there is something very interesting about watching a deeply flawed man weave his magic on the football field. Maradona was quite adept at silencing his staunchest critics with his unorthodox playstyle.
Diego Maradona is now streaming on Netflix.
Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In
Manchester United trounced the competition in the 90s, and the biggest reason was Sir Alex Ferguson. His legendary management skills netted Machester United 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cup wins, and 2 UEFA Champions League cups.
Never Give In captures how he transformed the side, drawing on his love for the game and interviews with family and friends. This film was directed by Fergie’s son Jason while he was recovering from a brain hemorrhage.
Never Give In is streaming now on Prime Video.
How to watch the best sports documentaries on BT Sport in Australia?
One important thing to note is that BT Sport is not available for streaming in every country. It only works in the UK.
However, you can still watch BT Sport in Australia as well as in other countries thanks to the VPNs. Virtual Private Networks are ideal not only for unblocking access to exclusive streaming services, they also deliver a layer of security and privacy that’s essential for today’s netizens.
There are many VPNs to choose from. Our advice is never to go for a free proxy or VPN since those are not secure and robust enough to get the job done. We recommend PureVPN.
Here’s how you can use a VPN to watch sports documentaries on BT Sport:
- Subscribe to a good VPN.
- Download the VPN app for your preferred platform(s).
- Connect to a UK server from your VPN.
- Log in to BT Sport.
- Start streaming your favorite content.
As long as there are sports, filmmakers will continue to draw in on the life experiences of the superstars we see on the field in new ways. There’s just so much we don’t know about some of our favorite sports people. Thanks to these sports documentaries, fans can explore the triumphs, failures, and everything that shaped icons into what they are today.
Got a sports documentary on BT Sport that we missed out on? What’s your favorite one? Let us know in the comments section below.