10 Best TV Shows About Football

9. Anelka: Misunderstood

Ted Lasso

Regarded as one of the finest strikers of his generation, but also as a professional who revelled in breaking the mould and causing internal strife with his antics and attitudes, few modern football players have found themselves with a more divisive record than Nicolas Anelka.

A classy, quick and powerful forward with the eye for netting the most crucial of goals across a campaign, Anelka played for twelve of the biggest clubs in world football ranging from the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, PSG and Sammy Lee's mighty Bolton Wanderers side, though he would only make more than a hundred appearances for one club over the course of his career and was constantly at odds with senior figures for both his clubs and country.

Anelka: Misunderstood is the most telling look at the talismanic striker's life on and off the pitch, putting his traits, actions and attitudes under the microscope and attempting to show viewers the 'real' Nicolas Anelka.

Featuring insights and interviews from those in the game closest to him such as Arsene Wenger and Didier Drogba, it is the ultimate player bio and lifts the lid on revelations and secrets that help make sense of such a complex character.

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