A survivor of the Munich air disaster, a Manchester United record goalscorer, a team mate of the late, great Stanley Matthews and two-time Football League First Division title winner. There is no surprise that Rachel, the daughter of Dennis Viollet is producing a documentary showcasing the life of her father who sadly passed away back in 1999.
The feature piece entitled “The Dennis Viollet Story” will take a look into how a “young boy growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of post-war England signs for Manchester United at the age of fifteen. Ten years later, he becomes one of the greatest players in the club’s history, only to see United through its darkest hour, the Munich air crash, where tragically many of Dennis’ teammates lost their lives.”
As well as telling the story of a truly world class player the film will also document Viollet’s involvement in the sport off the pitch. Dennis was at the forefront of a movement that saw the maximum wage for footballers abolished. It can be argued that if it wasn’t for the efforts of the former United and Stoke player then football would not be as we know it today.
Finally, the film depicts his work in helping cultivate football in the United States. Viollet worked from grass roots to the professional game helping bring the sport to the fore for both boys and girls.
“The Dennis Viollet Story is about a man who became a trailblazer, helping the game he loved to reach new levels of prestige and popularity while touching the lives of so many along the way,” his daughter Rachel said.
The film will be released Feb/March 2015 give a great insight into the life of Dennis Viollet.
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