Benjamin Turner, who also presented the ‘Laurie Cunningham Story’ documentary at Thinking Football, directed this successful documentary with his brother Gabe, in 2013. It portrays the legendary generation of Manchester United, who won the 1999 European Cup thanks to an incredible and unforgettable comeback against Bayern Munich during the discount game. A generation led by six players trained there, at English club’s youth teams and who star in this film we are recommending today: Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes. Interestingly enough, almost thirteen years after that historic Champions League triumph, the first and last of this group of players, Giggs and Scholes, were still playing for Manchester United who Athletic Club dropped out in a historic 2012 play-off.
The film recalls a seven-year period beginning in 1992, when five of the group won the FA Youth Cup together. In addition to the testimonies of the players involved, the documentary includes interviews with other personalities who help to contextualise the success of this generation of humble origins in the England of the time. These include former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, the United filmmaker and supporter Danny Boyle, Stone Roses and Primal Scream, Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield, and other football stars such as Zinedine Zidane, Eric Cantona and Eric Harrison. For the announcement of the film at Thinking Football, we were visited by the former player of the Manchester United, David May.
The film is available at:
Ten years from the laying of the first stone at San Mamés
On May 26, 2010, there was an emotional act that included the presence of authorities, Athletic Club footballers, former players and fans
Reopening of the shop in Max Center
The hours will be from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Digital questionnaire for the Club’ s Statute reform
Athletic Club opens a participative process for its members through the website’s Txoko of members to gather their contributions and suggestions
New official Athletic Club app
The Athleticket app will be incorporated from today into the renewed athleticzale app, which will offer soon new versions
The legend of Aduriz illuminates San Mamés
The Cathedral was illuminated last night on the occasion of the announcement of the retirement of the legend of the red and white club
Rivals by country: SCOTLAND AND WALES
Athletic Club has faced five Scottish clubs and two Welsh clubs throughout its history, the first of them was Dundee FC, today , 97 years ago
San Mamés lit up in rainbow colours
On the occasion of the International Day against LGBTIQ-phobia, our stadium was lit up the night of May 17
Athletic Club Museoa, on the International Museum Day
Bizkaia Regional Government is staging a virtual exhibition on Monday to which Athletic Club’s museum is contributing with the Copa de la Coronación won in 1902
New shop in the tourist heart of Bilbao
Athletic Club is opening a new venue in Mazarredo 65 and joints the ones of San Mamés, Alameda Rekalde and Bidebarrieta
San Mamés, lit up in blue on the International Nurses Day
The stadium will be lit up to support and raise awareness about the role of these professionals within the healthcare system