Thank God for Football

DVD Release: July 3, 2013
Thank God for Football


Thousands of elementary, high school and college kids play competitive soccer in the U.S., and the sport continues to gain in popularity here on the professional level. In the UK and the rest of Europe, “football” is wildly popular, but did you know that many of the the English Premiere League teams have roots in the church? Get the scoop on the hidden history of the game and “Thank God for Football” (er…umm…Soccer)!

Dove Review

In England, the game of soccer is called football. In “Thank God for Football!” Narrator Peter Lupson takes the viewer into the history of this English national sport. He explains how it started, how the sport was faith-based, and how the league helped the men of the area stay out of trouble, with the encouragement from the church. The football clubs, as they are called, combined religion and sports to help players gain confidence and pride.

This documentary is an educational tale of the great game and shows how the combination of belief in God and sports turned football into a sport of national pride. Hear about the great games over the years that have inspired players and leaders, past and present. If you are a fan of this game, you will learn a lot about how it has encouraged players to be their best throughout its history. We award this film the Dove Faith Friendly Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: none
Language: none
Violence: none
Drugs: Discussion about keeping men out of pubs and away from alcohol
Nudity: none
Other: none


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Writer: Peter Lupson
Director: Crawford Telfer
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 157 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Peter Lupson
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe