The Best Sports Documentary Series

Updated August 10, 2021 0 votes 114 voters 5.5k views58 items

List RulesVote up the best documentary shows about sports that have aired on television.

The best documentaries about sports can be fascinating even for viewers who aren't sports fans. The best sports documentary series ever shown on television range from biographies of athletes to the history of a sport. If you’ve been looking for the best sports documentaries to add some fun to your TV nights, this list of the best sports documentary series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.

ESPN has several sports documentary shows, including 30 For 30 and Nine For IX, two series of documentary films that take in-depth looks at important people and events in the sports world and in sports history. Many sports documentaries are blends of traditional documentary series and investigative or interview shows, profiling athletes and teams that have made their mark in sports history. From American football to soccer and cricket, and even bull-riding, there are documentaries following just about every sport out there.

Which shows do the best job sharing the stories of sports? Vote up the best sports documentary shows and add any documentary series about sports and athletes that are missing.

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