Today, a good team and talented players are not enough to be world champions. In soccer, the victory is defined by the perfect combination of talent and science. Behind each triumphant team there's an army of technicians, scientists, medical doctors, nutritionists, physiologists biomechanics and psychologists that take players into the verge of what is humanly possible.
To win has become a real science. From the role played by genes in determining who becomes an elite footballer, to the latest genetic and physical tests used for the early detection of future stars; from the minimum number of hours of specialized training a player needs to become the very best in the world, to the latest laboratory search for how players acquire and develop the necessary game intelligence skills present in players like Messi and Ronaldo, THE SCIENCE OF THE CHAMPIONis a one - hour documentary commissioned by Discovery Channel that explores deep down how science and technology create soccer champions in Spain, Mexico, England and the United States.