Average rating:

out of 927 ratings.

Bring it BACK

by Tis Real on
Rating: ★★★★★

This show is awesome. It got me into listening to podcasts. It’s good. Bring it back for the next World Cup. 6/5 stars

Bring it back!

by Maya Holmes on
Rating: ★★★★★

This does not have to be just about the world cup. There is so much more to explore here. Please do more episodes. Really love this and my 6th grade son does as well. It's a great bonding experience for us.

Great storytelling!

by MKLouis on
Rating: ★★★★★

Not a huge soccer fan, but am glad this podcast was recommended by my sister-in-law. It’s World Cup and geopolitics and culture and biography and so much more all rolled into one. Great work!


by Spherofan13 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent. For both soccer and non-soccer fans. Really exhibits the beauty of soccer. Any chance this will ever become a full time show, not just a seasonal one?

A Must

by karla marla on
Rating: ★★★★★

If you’re a World Cup fan, this podcast is a must!

Beyond soccer

by comegetpapabear on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great podcast. It’s not about soccer but rather the stories of people behind the game. It’s fantastic whether you are a soccer fan or just a sports fan.

great pod

by xincpoe on
Rating: ★★★★★

downloaded the season for a long flight and wasn’t disappointed! great stories, great quality—as exciting as being in the stadium

Absolute stunner

by RaphDS112 on
Rating: ★★★★★

We Came To Win is now my favorite football show and the team nails how to capture the human drama of the beautiful game. Every story easily fits into the canon of global sporting Great Moments and gives us the best fresh (American, which is rare!) take on the moment. Love it, can’t wait for a new season to kick off.

Love it!

by Bookshelves91 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I absolutely love this podcast! I really enjoyed the episode on Maradona!

Great World Cup Stories

by spkane on
Rating: ★★★★★

I only wish there were many more episodes.

The greatest pod.

by Jrob274 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is like a favorite book, difficult to put down, easy to return to over the and over again, and with each revisit, something new is revealed. I binged this in one day and have already recommended this to all my football loving friends and to those friends who I wish would love football.

Great listening

by EnigmaAM on
Rating: ★★★★★

For soccer fans and non fans alike, these stories are fantastic. If you are a soccer fan, you may know some of the stories. They are told well, and even if you know the outcome, you are still riveted. I also really enjoy the variety— not just men’s soccer, but women’s soccer and refs are also covered.

Soccer mom gives two thumbs up!

by Spradlin on
Rating: ★★★★★

This soccer mom barely knows the difference between a goal kick and a corner kick, and I love this podcast! It’s great storytelling! It’s well produced! Each podcast contains all of the character development, the villains, the victors, and the engrossing story that you want in any great tale. Seriously, listen to this. Mom says so.

Great to listen to during World Cup

by flyingdics on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great to listen to during World Cup. I didn't know most of these stories as a very casual fan, so these well produced ones were awesome.


by The savior 2000 on
Rating: ★★★★★

During his commentary on some of the soccer games I felt I was there.

A Goalazo of a podcast!!

by lmlineberry4 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Stories behind the sport, the players, and the fans of the most popular worldwide sport.... Soccer, Fútbol. A Goalazo of a podcast!!

Please make more!!!

by Um supppp on
Rating: ★★★★★

Loved this series, I binged listened to the entire series. Loved hearing about these amazing insights

Well Said

by jschweps on
Rating: ★★★★★

I don’t like soccer. I have tried in the past to get into the hype of the World Cup but I couldn’t ever muster any real enthusiasm. These guys have helped me understand a bigger story about what it takes to win and how teams and players get to the World Cup. I’m definitely much more curious about the most popular sport in the world.

Simply Amazing!

by Arinze A. on
Rating: ★★★★★

I LOVE this podcast. I can’t stop listening to it. Favorite episode hands down is the one on Zaire. Keep it up! 🙏🏾🙌🏾


by Inkscribble on
Rating: ★★★★★

Absolutely ignites my love of international soccer! Would be absolutely thrilled if it were continued!!!

Not a Sports Person, But...

by Luinmirel on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast drew me in! The stories and politics are so interesting. I really enjoy stories about people, and that's what this podcast is about.

Excellent storytelling about the best Known and Unknown World Cup Stories

by Dugdgsgsgshshshssgdvdvdg on
Rating: ★★★★★

The Zaire episode is so good. These stories need to be told!

Love it!

by Empress ChaChanna on
Rating: ★★★★★

I enjoy the World Cup but admit I don't know much about the game or the history. We Came to Win was an amazing collection soccer moments and the stories of the players who lived them. I especially enjoyed the stories of Zaire's and the Spanish women's national soccer team. I would love it if they continued, epecially for the Women's World Cup.

Great for soccer newbies and pros alike!

by Faith Kathryn on
Rating: ★★★★★

What a fantastic show! I’m only a casual soccer watcher (Olympics & World Cup) and I absolutely loved this show. It was so fascinating to hear all of these stories from soccer history, most of which I had never heard of before. I was very impressed by how many of the principal players they were able to get interviews with. I loved that they included a few episodes about women’s soccer (really wish there had been more) and was in particular really surprised by Hope Solo’s early-career story. All in all, this is a fantastic pod and I really hope they come back to make more episodes. I would love to hear stories like this year round and not just before the World Cup. Great job!

Great listen!

by wecametobinge on
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent stories to help build my soccer history knowledge. Very entertaining and got me even more excited for the World Cup. Hope they bring it back for the women’s World Cup next year!

Soccer Mom from Montana

by BZN Mama on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is the bomb! I love the stories, the personalities, the story telling ... all layered in history of one of the greatest sports of our time. My kids also love it. Gives them a greater sense of the game and how much passion surrounds the sport. You will enjoy this even if you are not a soccer fan.

True Soccer Fans

by Podcaster5 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is excellent! Love the stories, love the enthusiasm. Too bad you made an episode about Hope Solo. She doesn't deserve to be apart of this, she's selfish and ruined women's soccer in the US.

No thanks.

by Fellacopter on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Soccer is dumb and boring.


by werrcvb on
Rating: ★★★★★

It’s really brought out the soccer in me #wecametowin for LIFE


by Kyleo08 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Bravo Gimlet! One of the most intriguing and entertaining podcasts I have ever listened to! Well done!

Soccer savvy podcast

by RLCpunk on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this show so much and it definitely succeeded in getting me pumped up for the World Cup. Hoping for more episodes, perhaps leading up to the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Loved the inclusion of Hope Solo and Vero Boquete. This podcast is such a fun, well researched and tightly edited gem. Plz give us more!!

Gimlet you wonderful people you!

by Lb Amigo on
Rating: ★★★★★

The kind of stories that transport you, inform you, and leave you wanting MORE!

Great World Cup Stories!

by Pdxhen on
Rating: ★★★★★

As a newer World Cup fan I loved the interesting stories and background. Was especially great to hear stories about both World Cups - Men and Women.

Whether you like soccer or not, awesome storytelling

by nsmontoya on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is by far my favorite Gimlet podcast. The stories they've chosen to tell are so interesting and cover many other subjects than just soccer. Good mix of history, humor, reporting and overall storytelling.

A non soccer lovers intro into a beautiful sport

by Drbe4t on
Rating: ★★★★☆

As a lover of soccer this has been pretty sweet way to learn about old World Cups and how they have changed the game before I even become a soccer lover. If your someone who has struggled to understand soccer this is a great show to get started. The stories will spark the interest in the game.


by Alexminiswole on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great story's to get you ready for the 2018 World Cup

Too long boring

by IronArt on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

These should b mins long. Trying to make a deep story out of small occurrences

Wish this was more than a mini series!

by Rachiewins on
Rating: ★★★★★

This show is so great, I loved the historical approach. I would definitely keep listening after the World Cup. I hope they make more episodes!


by SeanKD on
Rating: ★★★★★

Very well done podcast and very entertaining. Thanks for creating this!

Best Soccer Podcast ever !!!

by Carlos TOR on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is definitely the best soccer podcast that was ever made!!! The stories that are reported here are so interesting and amazing !!!! I hope you continue this great work for a long time !!!

Great, but...

Rating: ★★★★★

Fantastic job on this podcast, but Vila should take it easy on the over-dramatic pronunciations. He sounds very pretentious when he chews the scenery in those instances.

Awesome storytelling

by Tcc0128 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love that they give an inside look to some major events in soccer history.

Just in time for the World Cup

by the5kfamily on
Rating: ★★★★★

Key moments from the global game. Don’t miss it!

Another goal for Gimlet

by DannyRed 17 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I recently started following soccer and when I heard about this new podcast through Startup, I had to give it a listen and I was not disappointed. The way the narrative lays the backdrop of the each story and sets up the listener to be lured into a roller coaster of emotions that are to follow as the stories are being retold by those who lived them is a work of art as the beautiful game itself.

Incredible podcast !

by Pedro Henrique Amaral on
Rating: ★★★★★

Hey guys, keep up with the amazing work. Only one thing: To be talking about soccer for so long and yet not mentioning Brazil, is a sin. I expect very soon an episode about Pele, or Garrincha, or Ronaldo, or 1970, or 1982, or ..... Just please, skip the 7x1....

Never stop

by hallycoco on
Rating: ★★★★★

I sure do hope you continue to record this podcast past the World Cup. It is fantastic! Thank you

First Class Podcast

by BlueOvalBrat on
Rating: ★★★★★

I don’t know or watch soccer but seriously love this podcast. May be my favorite in the Gimlet Media stable. I dearly hope I’ll be listening for years to come.

excellent soccer pod

by Rankin' Rob on
Rating: ★★★★★

All of these have been really good. I've only followed soccer/football closely for about a decade, and these are some great stories re-told. Glad to see them being told by a diverse group. Great archival sound usage and re-creation.

Awesome podcast

by Raibman on
Rating: ★★★★★

This review relives glorious moments of futbol. Love it!!!!

Where is Season 2, we want more!

by MassRox on
Rating: ★★★★★

Keep this delicious podcast going please!