Is Finding Jack Charlton on Netflix? A new documentary about the life of the legendary footballer and manager has just been released and fans are wondering where to find it. Keep reading for where to watch this touching documentary.

Who is Jack Charlton?

Brother of Sir Bobby Charlton, Jack Charlton OBE was a highly acclaimed footballer and manager.

He was born on 8 May 1935 in Ashington, Northumberland.

He helped England to win the World Cup in 1966 and also played for Leeds United in the 1960s and 1970s as centre-half for more than 20 years.

The highlight of Charlton’s coaching career came as manager for the Republic of Ireland. He managed the team from 1986 to 1995 and took the side to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Italy in 1990.

Rome , Italy – 30 June 1990; Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton waves to the supporters following his side’s defeat in the FIFA World Cup 1990 Quarter-Final between Italy and Republic of Ireland at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. (Photo By Ray McManus/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

His success earned him legendary status in a nation that had previously struggled on the world stage.

Charlton died at the age of 85 after a long battle with dementia and lymphoma.

What is the documentary about?

The documentary is directed by Gabriel Clarke and Peter Thomas, and paints a picture of a talented man with an impressively long career.


The documentary features key people from his sporting career as well as friends and family members. There’s also a focus on Charlton’s battle with dementia in his later years, which hasn’t been previously documented.

This personal side is enhanced by new, unseen sporting footage and handwritten notes from Charlton himself.

Is Finding Jack Charlton on Netflix?

Unfortunately, Finding Jack Charlton won’t be on Netflix. The documentary is planned to air on BBC Two in 2021.

However, if you can’t wait, the documentary is available as a DVD or through digital download on Amazon, HMV, on Sky Store and on Google Play.

BBC Two controller Patrick Holland said: “I am so delighted this documentary will be coming to BBC Two.

“Jack Charlton was a giant of a man – a footballer of legendary achievements and a manager who helped transform a nation.

“This is a very special film, giving intimate access to Jack and his family in his last year, exploring the journey and impact of his extraordinary life.”

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