Most Controversial Transfer in the History of Sport, ‘The Figo Affair’ Is Turning Heads Left, Right, and Centre

Published 08/25/2022, 10:53 AM EDT

When the best player in the world is your most valuable asset, you must receive the full worth. But what if he decides to leave? The Figo Affair: The Transfer That Changed Football tells the inside story of one of modern football’s most contentious and polarising deals. The movie has been streaming as a Netflix Original on the streamer for mere hours now but is receiving attention from viewers all around the world.

Netflix has no shortage of great documentaries, and it looks like the streaming giant has re-created the magic with its latest film. Want to know if people love the new sports documentary by Netflix? Then keep on reading.


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What do the people have to say about Netflix’s The Figo Affair?

The Figo Affair, a Netflix documentary, chronicles the story of one of football’s most controversial transfer stories: Luis Figo’s move from Barcelona to Real Madrid. The sale of Luis Figo from Barcelona to Real Madrid in 2000 was one of the most contentious in history. The Figo Affair, a true who’s who of celebrities, famous athletes, and agents, uncovers the truth behind the event with unmatched insight from all sides.

Luis Figo, a cornerstone of Spain’s legendary Dream Team, stunned the football world when he chose to join FC Barcelona, their biggest rivals, and go from hero to villain in the eyes of many Barca supporters in one fell swoop. The movie is currently streaming on Netflix and appears to have become a major hit among the fans.


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Many are praising the documentary for its honesty and the blatant truth it delivers. Soon after completing the movie, fans took to Twitter to appreciate the film. Some of the tweets are.

Translation: “I reactivated the fucking Netflix just to see this mambo from Luís figo.”

Translation: “I only have half of the documentary “The Figo Case”. I don’t need to finish it, highly recommended for all lovers of behind-the-scenes football.”


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Translation: “What a pleasure to see excerpts of football from the 90s and early 2000s in the documentary of the transfer of Luis Figo on Netflix.”


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By the looks of the tweets, it appears that fans not only loved watching the documentary for its authenticity but also loved the dose of nostalgia it had.

Have you guys seen the documentary? Let us know if you guys liked it in the comments.



Baheen Qadri

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Baheen Qadri is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. Currently, he is pursuing BA in Mass comm Hons from SCMC Pune. He loves binge-watching films and TV series on Netflix.