Kick-off !: The eleven best podcasts for football fans

Kicking off!
The eleven best podcasts for soccer fans

Really something to cheer about: The podcast offer for football fans is huge.

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King football rules the world! This also includes the podcast landscape. These are the best formats.

The list of German-language football podcasts is long, and former professionals in particular keep trying their hand at the talk format. But current footballers also talk about their sport, like the Kroos and Hummels brothers, for example. However, not all contributions can assert themselves in the long term: This is how the podcasts are, for example “Heart of the team” with Lothar Matthäus (60) or “Now comes Scholl” currently not continued with Mehmet Scholl (51). Also on a continuation of Ewald Lienens (67) “The Sixteen” the fans are currently waiting in vain. Others, on the other hand, are very successful.

11 Life – The world of Uli Hoeneß

One of the most polarizing figures in German football is called Uli Hoeneß (69). The maker of FC Bayern Munich has had an eventful career as a player and manager, in the podcast “11 Lives – The World of Uli Hoeneß” he talks about it with the podcaster and sports journalist Max-Jacob Ost. 15 episodes between one and three hours in length are online on Audio Now. The podcast has even received an award, in 2021 it received the German podcast award in the “Best Script / Best Author” category.

Alone is difficult

For two years now, the brothers Jonas (31) and Mats Hummels (33) have been producing her podcast “Alone is difficult”. It’s also about football, but not only. The sports-loving brothers talk about sports in general, especially basketball and the NBA, they both have a soft spot. The podcast appears every 14 days, and individual episodes can be downloaded from the associated homepage.

The Comunio podcast

The online manager game “Comunio” has been very popular for many years. Karol Herrmann and Florian Reinecke accompany you on a weekly basis in “The Comunio Podcast” the happening, meanwhile more than 100 episodes have come together. New episodes appear on Wednesdays, and “Der Comunio-Podcast” lasts on average between one and two hours.

Half-time with – the football podcast

The editorial network Germany (RND) could for his production “One half with – the football podcast” Winning Germany’s best-known soccer voice: Wolff-Christoph Fuss (46), who lends his voice to all the cracker games in national and international business in his everyday work, is teaming up with RND sports director Heiko Ostendorp to talk about soccer speak. They have been on the air since the beginning of September, with new episodes appearing every Thursday.

Just lop

Another pair of brothers: Felix (30) and Toni Kroos (31) get in touch once a week in “Simply Luppen”. One episode of the podcast lasts a good hour, the brothers like to look outside the box of football with refreshing self-irony: At the beginning of November, for example, tennis ace Dominic Thiem (28) was a guest. Of course, there is no shortage of top-class soccer guests either, so David Alaba (29) and Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann (34) made the honor in October.

Heart soul ball

One of the most famous football voices in Germany is that of Ulli Potofski (69). The former sports director of RTL runs the daily podcast “Herz Seele Ball”, there are now more than 800 episodes, each about five minutes long.

Leadertalk – a conversation with soccer coach

Ex-professional Mounir Zitouni (51) has been talking for 27 episodes from “Leadertalk – a conversation with soccer coach” every 14 days with well-known football coaches: Ralf Rangnick (63) and Marco Rose (45) made the start in September last year, in June 2021 multiple world champion Silvia Neid (57) was the only coach at “Sport1” so far -Production as a guest.

Kicker online podcast

Of course, Germany’s largest also maintains Football magazine “Kicker” an online audio offer. The classic podcast is created in cooperation with the streaming provider “DAZN”: Every Monday evening a new edition of “Kicker meets DAZN – the football podcast” appears with the moderators Alex Schlüter and Benni Zander. Together with guests and “kicker” experts, the round will discuss what is happening in the Bundesliga and international football.

Lawn radio

the Podcasts from “Rasenfunk” are among the most successful in the country. Since 2014, Frank Helmschrott and Max-Jacob Ost have been taking care of football and sport in three different formats: In the “final conference” the duo and guests look back on important games, in the “grandstand talk” “Rasenfunk” interviews professionals and speaks in detail on pressing issues of football. The “Rasenfunk Kurzpass”, on the other hand, is quick fare: a moderator discusses a topic with a guest, while the “Kurzpass” appears every day during major tournaments.

Reif is live – football podcast from BILD

Marcel Reif (71) dedicates himself to an average of one half plus stoppage time in the podcast “Reif is live – football podcast from BILD” King football. The podcast has been appearing at irregular intervals since mid-September. Not all listeners like the fact that record champions Bayern Munich seem to be one of Reif’s favorite topics. Finally, BILD with “Bayern Insider” another podcast in which the football boss of “Sport Bild” Christian Falk (43) devotes himself solely to the most successful German football club.

Wild league

Of the “Wild League” podcast from the football culture magazine “11 Freunde” can only be heard on the Amazon offer “Audible”. Every Thursday a new episode appears, the “11 Friends” authors Philipp Köster, Ilja Behnisch, Max Dinkelaker and Jens Kirschneck discuss current football topics with guests. Those who add the podcast to their “Audible” library have access to more than 170 episodes.


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