Trace the extraordinary journey of football prodigy Nicklas, as he rises to a premier club at 16 but grapples with personal demons that shadow his career. With unprecedented access, witness his highs and lows.

BENDTNER is a three-part series which tells the story of one of Denmark's most renowned but highly criticized football players in recent history. A story about a talented boy from Copenhagen who aims for the stars with the World at his feet, but goes astray amidst glamour in the fast lane, betrayed by the people closest to him. With unprecedented access to Nicklas and his family, managers, and teammates, we intimately explore the defining moments in his life. The film cuts between the present day, following his struggle to retire from football (2019-2022), and the past with flashbacks to decisive moments from his life (1988-2018). Past and present are seamlessly interwoven, providing a profound insight into Nicklas Bendtner's personality.

BENDTNER is directed by Andreas Koefoed and created in collaboration with the author of Bendtner's biography, Rune Skyum-Nielsen.


Biography, Sport, MIPTV Line-up


3 x 42'


Danish, English


Nicklas Bendtner

Production Company

ITV, United Production

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Viaplay Group

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