First Team: Juventus Is Now Available To Watch On Netflix
First Team: Juventus follows the legendary Turin club, the players and the staff as they go for glory in The Champions League.
Netflix have seemingly gone from strength to strength with their documentaries and exclusives, and now they have produced something pretty special for all the football fans out there with their latest miniseries. Juventus are one of the most nostalgic and popular football clubs in the entire world and they have teamed up with Netflix for a behind the scenes look at what makes them tick day to day. The series focuses on the clubs ultimate ambition to win the Champions League after two seasons of disappointment where they reached the final on both occasions, as well as juggling their domestic duties in Serie A. The Docuseries features star players both past and present, with legends such as Alessandro Del Piero and Pavel Nedved talking about their playing days as well as the pressures of playing for a team who expect to win every game.
Juventus are the best supported team in Italy and have many more fans around the world so this is a great opportunity for those fans to get an exclusive inside look into the club. It also features quite intimate moments with the current Biaconeri players like Gonzalo Higuain, Gigi Buffon, Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala who talk about life away from the football pitch. The club have bounced back amazingly well from the match fixing scandal that rocked the club in the mid 2000s which saw them demoted to Serie B for the first time in their illustrious history. The have since gone on to reclaim their place at the top of Italian football including spending the whole of the 2011-2012 season unbeaten under Antonio Conte. Juve have always tried to blend a mixture of experienced world class players as well as bringing youth players through, although only Claudio Marchisio is a first team regular at the moment.
A running theme through the 3 part series is the fact that Juventus want to shape their future as a club by drawing on their rich heritage and football history, hence their nickname ‘the old lady’ and their quest to evolve the club to keep up with their rivals on the European stage.
While there have been documentaries about football clubs in the past, what Netflix tries to capture is the spirit of the club and with access all areas permission, it is a series like no other where football clubs have been concerned. It will not be a surprise if more clubs in the future offer a glimpse into what goes into a full season at the very top of European football as they look to gain more exposure and a greater worldwide fan base. There is definitely a few clubs who would garner an extremely high amount of interest if they were to produce something similar. However, there would be some doubt as to whether it would be done as nostalgic and stylish as this one.