Disney+ is in development on a documentary on Dutch Football Club Feyenoord, Voetbal International reports. Production is underway this week.
Disney+ has full access to all areas of the training complex and can thus record in detail what happens every day at Feyenoord. Voetbal International also reports that the first episodes of the new Feyenoord documentary should be online before the winter break. After that, the series will continue.
Disney+ was present at the clubs match against PEC Zwolle last Saturday and is already working on the recordings. Feyenoord won the game 2-0. According to VI, sports marketer Chris Woerts is ‘the architect’ behind the deal between Feyenoord and Disney+. He already toyed with the idea when he was still director of Sunderland, the weekly said.
Feyenoord is one of the most successful clubs in Dutch football, winning 15 Eredivisie titles, 13 KNVB Cups, and 4 Johan Cruyff Shields. Internationally, it has won one European Cup, two UEFA Cups, and one Intercontinental Cup. The club has played continuously in the top tier of the Dutch football system since gaining promotion to Eerste Klasse (the Eredivisie’s forerunner competition) in 1921, more times than any other club in the country, including the likes of Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.
Feyenoord is known as a people’s club with a huge national and international support. Its most successful period was the 1960s and 1970s, when Coen Moulijn and Ove Kindvall led the club to six league titles, two European trophies, and an Intercontinental Cup, thereby becoming the first Dutch club in history to win both the European Cup and the Intercontinental Cup. In the 21st century, Feyenoord ended an 18-year league title drought in 2017 and won the 2002 UEFA Cup against Borussia Dortmund in its home stadium.
As of now, it is unknown if this documentary will only be released internationally, where football (soccer) is more prominent or if Disney+ plans to release it the U.S.
Source: Voetbal International