A documentary on the controversial career of Nicolas Anelka is coming to Netflix
One of the most interesting characters to ever play the beautiful game.
Nicolas Anelka's career was one that football fans couldn't help but keep an eye on.
The Frenchman played for some of the biggest clubs in the world, as well as some slightly more surprising sides (with the greatest of respect to Bolton and West Brom), and his talent was undeniable.
But his time as a professional footballer was also filled with legal trouble and controversies to beat the band.
All will be examined in an upcoming Netflix documentary to be released next month, titled Anelka: Misunderstood.
Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba, Emmanuel Petit and Paul Pogba are amongst the high-profile figures to feature in the documentary, as well as interviews with Nicolas himself about the highs and lows of his career.
The documentary will take a look at his dramatic exit from the French squad, his legal issues, as well as his achievements on the pitch.
The official Netflix synopsis reads: "Bad boy or football genius? Famed French footballer Nicolas Anelka's controversial legacy is examined in an unflinching documentary."
Anelka: Misunderstood will land on Netflix on 5 August. Check out the trailer here:
Wenger, Henry, Drogba, Petit, Pogba and – *of course* – Nicolas Anelka, talking about Nicolas Anelka? Oui. Très bon. Anelka: Misunderstood arrives on Netflix on 5 August. pic.twitter.com/dg1xXIbBbT
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 22, 2020