King Otto is a brand-new critically acclaimed feature documentary that tells the inspiring story of one of football’s most surprising victories, that caused one of the greatest upsets in sporting history. This moving new film takes us back to this historic football moment where we relive the miracle first hand as told by those who lived it. It’s available now on DVD and digital and we have 10 copies to win thanks to 101 Films.
In the summer of 2004, the world looked on in disbelief as Greece’s National Football Team, a country that had never won a single match or even scored a goal in a major tournament, took down the giants of world football to become the unlikeliest of European Champions. The architect behind this unprecedented triumph was legendary German football coach ‘King’ Otto Rehhagel.
After accomplishing every major success in Germany, he made the bold decision to leave all he knew behind and work in a foreign country with the underachieving Greek National Team. This is the story of how these two contrasting cultures came together to speak the same language and write a new chapter of Greek mythology.
A rousing, emotional tale of passion, hope and the power of football to unite.