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Everyone loved the Johnny Giles documentary that aired last night on RTÉ

Ah lads, the singing at the end.

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LAST NIGHT THE greatly anticipated documentary GILES was aired on RTÉ One. The documentary, which revealed the highs and lows in the legendary career of Johnny Giles, showed how he always aimed to be a great player rather than a big star.

Soccer - Football League Division One - Leeds United Photocall Source: EMPICS Sport

The documentary was definitely worth a watch, regardless of whether you’re a sports fan or not. Rather than your typical highlight reel, GILES is a lesson on having the confidence to realise and appreciate when you have a talent or a gift.

It’s a tear-jerkingly sentimental look at how Johnny Giles managed to make the most of his life and career as a footballer.  From inner city Dublin where he began his career in Dalymount Park, playing for Stella Maris to Old Trafford where he later signed for Man United, to Leeds United, to thirty years working with RTÉ.

Soccer - Football League Division One - Leeds United Photocall Source: S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport

He’s had an outstanding career and has widely been regarded as one of the greatest football players to come out of Ireland.

GILES shows the honest and passionate side of Johnny Giles and serves as a reminder of his talents not only as a brilliant football player, but also as a beloved broadcaster.

Soccer - Football League Division One - Liverpool v Leeds United Source: EMPICS Sport

People turned to Twitter to applaud the lovely documentary.

It highlighted the generational bond people have with football.

Tweet by @Grace Kealy Source: Grace Kealy/Twitter

If you missed it, it’s on the RTÉ player and definitely worth catching up with.

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Written by Kelly Earley and posted on

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