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UEFA launches Extraordinary Stories documentary series on UEFA.tv

See how Turbine Potsdam rose from the factory floor to the top of the women's game in the first episode of a new UEFA.tv series.

Extraordinary Stories episode one: Queens of the Underground

A new documentary series on UEFA.tv, Extraordinary Stories is telling some heroic tales from the footballing annals.

In the first episode, Queens Of The Underground, the focus is on Turbine Potsdam, the works team from the former East Germany who came through adversity to be UEFA Women's Cup/UEFA Women’s Champion League winners in 2005 and 2010.

The team came about after an anonymous message was left on a factory noticeboard: "Establishing women’s football team. Please get in contact. March 3, 1971." It was to be a watershed moment in German football history, and Queens Of The Underground shows how the club's tenacious coach Bernd Schröder led the team from the factory floor to the pinnacle of the European game in the course of a 45-year spell in charge.

Watch Queens of the Underground
Extraordinary Stories episode two: One-Armed Wonder

To be released later this month, the next episode, One-Armed Wonder: The Extraordinary Story of Jimmy Hasty, looks back at a local hero. Despite having lost his arm at the age of 14 in a machine accident (on his first day at work), Hasty went on to become a first-team regular at Dundalk. He scored 19 goals in 1962/63 as the club won their first Irish title in 30 years, then went on to turn heads in the European Cup.

The third episode will feature Miodrag Belodedici, who defected from the country of his birth and headed for Belgrade, en route to becoming the first man to star and win the European Cup with two clubs. The fourth feature is on SC Bastia, focusing on the story of football in Corsica. It’s a tale of identity, pride and conflict told through the lens of the Lions of Furiani’s memorable run to the to 1978 UEFA Cup final.

UEFA.tv is available on PlayStation (PS4 and PS5), Hisense VIDAA Smart TVs, Android and iOS (mobile and tablet), Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV as well as on web (www.uefa.tv).

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