7 Reasons Why 'Mike Bassett: England Manager' Is The Best Football Film Ever Made

7 Reasons Why 'Mike Bassett: England Manager' Is The Best Football Film Ever Made

'Mike Bassett: England Manager' is an absolute classic that was released in 2001 and has been quoted consistently for the 16 years since.

It wonderfully took the piss out of the World of football, and most enjoyably, the English football team, as a spoof documentary crew followed the Three Lions on their journey to a World Cup in Brazil.

It features split second cameos from Ronaldo and Pele, and the guy who played Carl Fletcher in Dream Team plays a leading role, but from start to finish it's just an enjoyable a football film as you'll ever find.

Here's why it's the best football film ever made.

The victorious Norwich City parade that went wrong:


A cracking start.

The inclusion of 'Benson and Hedges' in his first squad:

A simply brilliant parody of one of the great cliches of an old school English manager.

This magnificent exchange with angry England fans:


A look into what the managers really think when their sides are under-performing.

Training without a ball:


Guaranteed somebody has referenced this when there's no ball to use at 5-a-side.

The half-time team talk vs Mexico:


Three Cheers For Ramirez!


Easily the most used quote and the most memorable moment from the film. So good.

Pele saying 'Oh Christ! It's the English..'

"Por favour.. two pints of larger and a pair of flamin' sambuchas."

A work of art.

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