1h 20min · Documentary, Biography, Drama · 1 January 2015
Street Soccer has been around from the beginning of the game of soccer. But in 2000 a group of young boys in Amsterdam introduced a new form of the game, focusing on flair, style and trickery. It was a new culture of street football and freestyle football played in streets and backlots across the world. They took it to another level and Main Stream media picked it up. Legendary football star Edgar Davids goes back to the streets and talks about his passion for the game while traveling to London, Paris and Africa with a group of street soccer players. Davids is a former Dutch professional footballer. After beginning his career with Ajax, he subsequently played in Italy for Milan and Juventus before a loan spell with Barcelona. He went on to play for Internazionale and Tottenham Hotspur before returning to Ajax. Having struggled with injuries for two years, Davids returned to competitive football during a brief spell with Crystal Palace before retiring at the age of 37. In 2012, he was appointed player-manager at English League Two club Barnet. He resigned by mutual agreement as manager in January 2014. He was capped 74 times by the Netherlands at international level, scoring six goals, and represented his country at the FIFA World Cup (once) and the UEFA European Football Championship (three times). He was one of the players chosen by Pelé to feature in the FIFA 100, his list of the world's greatest living footballers. AKKA is a film about 'Poetry in Motion'.