The corruption scandal that engulfed FIFA in 2015 was a very well publicised affair – eventually leading to two of football’s most powerful men losing their jobs.
And now a part of the scandal is the subject of a new eight-episode Amazon Prime Video comedy drama series from Academy Award winner Armando Bo, which focuses on the activity of Chilean football official Sergio Jadue.
El Presidente tells the story of Sergio Jadue, and his unexpected journey from small-time club team president to the head of the Chilean FA.
During his time as President, Jadue was involved in a $150m bribery conspiracy, which also involved Julio Grondona – the head of the Argentine football association – and eventually became an FBI informant.
Despite his role in uncovering the scandal, Jadue didn’t get off too lightly – he was banned from football for like in 2016.
The official synopsis for the series …