ABOUT THE SHOW
Go behind-the-scenes and discover the passion driving some of the world’s most acclaimed soccer stars, including Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata and Marcelo Ramires and legends such as Ronaldinho, Gennaro Gattuso and Hernan Crespo while visiting the greatest soccer cities around the world. Travel from Rio to Barcelona, Rome to Manchester and explore the Beautiful Game like never before.
Rio de Janeiro
Hosted from Rio De Janeiro, host Jonny Nelson meets Manchester United and Spain star, Juan Mata to find out about his charity Common Goal and Brazil star Ramires reveals what makes him tick on and off the pitch. Layla Anna-Lee calls in on Brazil's Rafinha and the legendary Ronaldinho opens up about his career and life without his father.
Hosted from Buenos Aires, we discover true passion for football, Argentinian style. We “meat” up with Argentina star Pablo Zabaleta as he hosts a traditional Gaucho barbeque. Argentina star Javier Zanetti treats us to a traditional Argentine snack and Legend Hernan Crespo talks us through his incredible career before introducing us to his new passion for horses.
Hosted from Barcelona, we meet Carles Puyol, the Barcelona superstar playing his new favourite sport, Padel Tennis. Real Madrid's Marcelo talks about his unique charity helping children via football and legendary Spanish manager Rafa Benitez meets up with The Football Show’s Christian Martin to discuss football tactics over a game of Chess.
From Rome - the eternal city - our guests include former Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso who invites us to his fabulous seafood restaurant and Edinson Cavani as he takes time out in Paris to teach us how to make a Uruguayan speciality. Later on, Troy Deeney opens up about his troubled past and Ezekiel Schelotto shows us around his new home town of Brighton.
In the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, we catch up with Portuguese football legend Deco as he talks about his tattoo collection and love of coffee, Christian Atsu on the incredible changes he’s helped bring about in Ghana, England’s Tammy Abraham talks football and fashion and Bosnia Herzegovina goalkeeper Asmir Begovic introduces us to his new passion for sports podcasting.
In the soccer city of Manchester, we meet with United’s Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo for a bowling challenge and the legendary Michael Owen shows us around his incredible horse racing stables. Liverpool and England star, Jamie Carragher, takes us on a tour of the streets that made him and Nicola Hobbs navigates two male dominated lines of work as a firefighter and professional footballer.