The 9 Best Soccer Movies For Search Engine Optimization

There are lots of soccer movies, but only a handful show up at the top of the page when you google "soccer movies".
Shaolin Soccer

Putting "soccer" in the "title" ("headline") was a masterstroke from the producers, who managed to achieve the number one spot on Google for "soccer movies", a nearly impossible feat.

Bend It Like Beckham

David Beckham is one of the most famous soccer players ever, so of course a movie with his name in the "title" ("headline") is going to be ranked highly by Google.

The Damned United

This movie portrays a fictional account of Brian Clough's ill-fated 44 days in charge of Leeds United. Michael Sheen plays Brian Clough. 

Escape to Victory

Would almost certainly be ranked much lower if Sly Stallone hadn't saved that penalty.


Santiago Munez's dad saw him play. That is the only thing that matters.

Green Street Hooligans

Google almost certainly knows that Elijah Wood bears a slight resemblance to soccer star "Chicharito" Hernandez, which probably led to Green Street Hooligans' lofty ranking.

The Game of Their Lives

The real "game of our lives" is manipulating search engine page rankings.

Looking for Eric

I am going to be honest, I do not know who Eric is, or why folks might be looking for him. Perhaps Google knows.

Kicking & Screaming

"Kicking" is one of the things you do in soccer, so Google probably gave this Will Ferrell family comedy (also starring Mike Ditka, Robert Duvall and the kid who played "Beans" in Even Stevens) some kind of bump in the rankings.

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