ESPN Films documentary looks at World Cup goal scorers

By Ryan Berenz

espn_worldcupSo, finally there’s something actually worth watching on ABC’s ESPN Sports Saturday. The ESPN Films documentary I Scored a Goal premieres on ABC Saturday, July 3 at 5pm ET, following the Paraguay vs. Spain quarterfinal match. Here are the details from ESPN:

The ESPN Films documentary I Scored a Goal will premiere Saturday, July 3, at 5 p.m. ET on ABC during the ESPN Sports Saturday programming block. The one-hour program represents one of ESPN’s most ambitious initiatives surrounding the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. The documentary features interviews with most of the 34 living men who have scored a goal in the title match of the FIFA World Cup, dating back to the first tournament in 1930. Among those interviewed are Uruguay’s Alcides Ghiggia (1950), Brazil’s Pele (1958 and 1970) and Ronaldo (2002), Germany’s Gerd Müller (1974) and Rudi Völler (1986), Holland’s Dick Nanninga (1978),  and Argentina’s Mario Kempes (1978, now an analyst for ESPN Deportes and ESPN International), all of whom represent countries still competing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


  1. This documentary was incredible! Will it air again? Is there a way to view it or get a copy of it? Very moving- Very well done

    • There are a few more “I Scored a Goal” showings: July 7 at 10pm ET on ESPN2, July 8 at 12:30am ET on ESPN2, July 8 at 11pm ET on ESPN Classic, July 10 at 5pm ET on ESPN Classic and July 11 at 9:30pm ET on ESPN Classic.

  2. incredibly moving, awesome footage, great interview tidbits – extremely well done and passionate.

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