Santiago Munez is a poor Mexican-American immigrant who seems destined to follow his father into menial jobs to support the family. But with his exceptional talent for soccer, Santiago is given the chance of a lifetime to live his dream and make it as a professional footballer. This means leaving his family, his life and everything he knows in Los Angeles to travel halfway around the world to England for a trial with top club, Newcastle United. Alone in the exciting, glamorous and completely foreign world of professional football, Santiago must choose between his father's fate and his own destiny to prove he has the talent and determination to play amongst the best. With some of the worlds biggest footballing stars on show, including England captain David Beckham, Spanish superstar Raul and former world player of the year Zinedine Zidane, Goal! provides the most exciting and authentic football action ever to be seen on film. An ideal gift for anyone in love with the beautiful game, Goal! arrives packed full of goalmouth action, comedy, camaraderie and unmissable extras. If you share Shankley's view that football is more important than life or death, then don't miss out on Goal!, the greatest football film ever.
When ten-year-old Santiago Munez crossed the Mexican border into America, he had two things with him - his football and a ragged picture of the FIFA World Cup. This rags-to-riches story of trial and tribulation, love and loss, tragedy and triumph is the most realistic football movie ever made.
From real superstars, to real games in real stadiums, to unprecedented access at Newcastle United, GOAL! will have you out of your chair and on your feet, cheering for the gifted footballer as he makes his way from the barrios of Los Angeles to the majestic fields of St. James' Park.
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