As the global appeal for sport grows, there are many ways in which you can share the message and reach out to people, be that be through an individual or a team, and we are finding more cases of sports star turning to films as they look to enhance both their profile and their story. Films involving sports stars is something of a new trend, in the past we have seen the likes of Senna, a brilliant film about legendary Formula One Champion Ayrton Senna, but now they are more frequent with the like of Cristiano Ronaldo releasing a film, and even Jamie Vardy having one in the pipeline.
Of course, there will always be a financial incentive for sports stars to do such a thing, however there is a reason that some of them prove to be so popular. Take Ronaldo, he is clearly one of the top two players in the world, an inspiration to many and an idol. He has over 43 million Twitter followers and his influence cannot be underestimated, so when there’s a chance to give an insight into his life and how he reached the top from humble beginnings it is obvious that fans would be interested. It may also give you a different perspective of the player, and instead of viewing him as arrogant, you could respect his talents and achievements. Another pleasing aspect about the Ronaldo film is that it didn’t come at the end of his career, he is still capable and performing at the highest level which gives you an insight into the life as an elite athlete. No doubt, he will carry on delivering next season as he seeks another Champions League triumph with Real Madrid, you can follow all the latest odds and news regarding all the European football with Betway who have all the markets covered.
When it comes to British sports films, a standout is ‘The Class of ‘92’, documenting the rise of the unique Manchester United youth team that contained excellent players including Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers among others. Again, this was a special moment for English football, a lot of teams introduce youth players, but for Sir Alex Ferguson to throw them all into the mix at once was a testament to their ability and temperament, and of course they went on to conquer Europe. The film again provides insight for Manchester United fans in particular, but also inspiration that hard work and dedication can take you a long way and to never lose sight of your dreams.
Overall, we will see sports and films combine more as people enjoy the rags to riches element that a lot of players go through, evident with the upcoming Jamie Vardy film, who went from non-league to Premier League champion in a few years. There will always be a market for sports films because of the passionate and large audience it has, and providing they continue to deliver the story in a manner like the Ronaldo film and the Class of ’92 then they will always be popular.