Video Of The Week: Football, Fussball, Voetbal – Part One

5 By Ian  |   The Ball  |   December 6, 2010  |     2

This week’s Video Of The Week is a very special find from YouTube, the first part of the BBC’s 1995 documentary series on the history of European football, “Fussball, Football, Voetbal”. Recorded as part of the build-up to the 1996 European Championships, this two-parter, narrated by John Motson, traces the history of European club football, with the first episode coming at the subject from the point of view of British clubs, and the second from the point of view of some of the major continental powers. If you can get past the slightly oversentimental tone of some of it, it features one of the finest collections of archive footage of European football that can be seen in any single place. Our thanks go to the original uploader of this wonderful documentary series.

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Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  • December 7, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Tim Vickerman

    Thanks so much for this! I remember its original run in 95. As a 13 year old just discovering football beyond out shores, it was the first time I’d seen much of the European club competition footage and it left a lasting impression. Though I’m sure I remember it being narrated by James Bolam…for some reason.

  • December 7, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Gervillian Swike

    Tim, there was another excellent series on the history of football on the BBC at about the same time called “Kicking and Screaming”, and that was narrated by James Bolam. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find it on YouTube, mainly I suspect due to the Will Ferrell film dominating the search engine, but I live in hope that I’ll stumble across it.

  • December 8, 2010 at 12:46 am

    admin

    Kevin, I have a copy of that here. It’s not a very good copy, but it does exist. Drop me a line if you want a copy.

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