Highlights of Thinking Football (V): ‘Summer of ’92’

Highlights of Thinking Football (V): ‘Summer of ’92’

The documentary ‘Summer of ’92’ recreates the Danish national team that arrived as a last-minute guest at the Euro and ended up winning it

‘Summer ’92’, directed by Kasper Barfoed and presented at the 2017 Thinking event, recreates the challenge achieved by the Danish national team at the 1992 European Championshipin Sweden. The national team of Denmark arrived as a last-minute guest, just ten days before the start of the tournament, after Yugoslavia was dropped out of the championship, and in a way that was as surprising as it was fabulous, they managed to win by beating Germany in the final. One of the main factors of that success was undoubtedly Richard Møller Nielsen, the coach of the team, the true star of the film, who overcame the many difficulties encountered along the way to build a solid and winning group.


The truth is that no one would have given a penny for Denmark that arrived at the European Championship without their top scorer, Michael Laudrup, and which began by drawing their first match against England and losing their second against the Swedish that were hosting the tournament. Perhaps that is why their unexpected final victory is now part of the incredible film of the sporting world. An epic victory that deserves a film like ‘Summer of ’92’, which gives us the keys and tells us the whole story of this triumph from the beginning, and is our last cine recommendation of the week.

? Available on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/es/title/80106989