Alex Sami - Boot Dreams: Now or Never

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Alex Sami

23, Manchester

Striker Alex moved to Manchester from Iran at the age of 15. He quickly moved up the teams at Curzon Ashton FC and within a few months was playing for the first team. He was scouted by Manchester City and put into the Academy team. He subsequently went to Bolton Wanderers where he seemed destined for success, until he was arrested on suspicion of an immigration offence. Though he was subsequently cleared, his career has never recovered.


Boot Dreams: Now or Never is a six-part documentary series which sees 16 footballers, aged 18 to 26, all rejected by top clubs, arrive at a unique training camp which aims to get them a new pro contract by helping them with their struggles, both on and off the pitch.

Can they get back in the game, and the dream job they love?

Throughout the four-week process, they’ll also be visited at regular intervals by presenter Roman Kemp, who once dreamed of becoming pro himself, and wants to find out more about the experiences that have led them there.

The new six-part documentary series is on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer from Sunday 20 August.

Source BBC Three

August 16, 2023 3:00am ET by Pressparty  


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