‘Unbreakable’ – The Steve Zakuani Story (Review)

Kingdom Hope in association with Stepping Stonez has recently released a brand new documentary exclusively on Amazon Prime detailing the Steve Zakuani story.

‘Unbreakable’ follows the story of the former Seattle Saunders winger from his early life growing up in London through to being  becoming the Number 1 pick in the MLS draft system in 2009 and lighting up the league. In between it showcases the young footballer being released from Arsenal Football Club’s Youth System as well as detailing an horrific moped accident.

Looking at the state of football right now with the success of Jaden Sancho at Dortmund, Callum Hudson-Odoi gaining interest from Bayern Munich, it was very rare that young British players left their homeland and even more rare at a young age due to a lack of game-time. Steve Zakuani in some ways was a pioneer and an example of how British talent can thrive abroad.

It would almost seem like this story was written out of a fairy-tale with a young man plucked from Tottenham now plying his trade in the United States, however an MLS career that held so much potential came crashing down on April 22nd 2011. Steve broke his Tibia and Fibula within the opening minutes in a game against the Colorado Rapids. Many fans still believe that the tackle by Brian Mullan was the worst tackle in MLS history and despite returning onto the pitch Steve would never be the same player again.

‘Unbreakable’ features the likes of Lando Donovan, Caleb Porter, the late Sigi Schmid and many more. This documentary directed by Serge Rashidi-Zakuani gives viewers a great insight into not only Steve Zakuani as a player but one as a person in this truly inspiration comeback story.

You can see ‘Unbreakable’ on Amazon Prime right here.

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