'It was an honour to play for this club' | Full Documentary | Nigel Winterburn | Arsenal Legends

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🏆3 League titles, 2 FA Cups, 1 League Cup and 1 European Cup Winners' Cup.
We've been blessed with quality, consistent left-backs for decades. Many would argue that the best of those was Nigel Winterburn.
The Midlander served the club for 13 years, holding down a permanent spot in 'The Back Four' during the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. His professionalism and appetite for the game commanded the respect of fans throughout his Highbury career until his departure in the early months of the 21st century.
At the age of 36, Winterburn left for West Ham with his desire as strong as ever. It was testament to the player's attitude that he sought a club which allowed him to continue plying his trade at the highest level.
Winterburn was originally signed with a view to replacing the aging Kenny Sansom but spent the majority of his debut season in the reserves. He duly impressed and earned the right to fight for a starting berth. It was no easy task, replacing a stalwart like Sansom, yet Nigel met it with distinction.
Although predominantly a defender in a water-tight team, Winterburn was not adverse to bombing forward on the left flank. He did just that, and could finish too. Stunning strikes against Chelsea and Norwich live long in the memory, as does one with his weaker right foot against former club Wimbledon in the closing stages of the 1988/89 championship race.
But his return of 12 goals is dwarfed by the mountain of assists that Winterburn supplied. He was superbly accurate from the byline and had a cute knack of prising open defences with incisive back-to-front passes. His set-piece delivery was perhaps most in evidence when he crossed for Alan Smith to head the first goal on that famous night at Anfield in May 1989.
On the back-foot the twice-capped Englishman was a fierce tackler and had an engine and tactical nous that ensured opposing forwards rarely stole a yard on him.
Winterburn's presence in the 'Double' side of 1998 was well merited and testament to his longevity. He spent the season seemingly defying his increasing years, eliminating signs of vulnerability which had started to creep into his game before the arrival of Arsene Wenger.
Winterburn left north London with three league titles, two FA Cups, a League Cup and a European Cup Winners Cup - and continues to work for the Club in a broadcasting capacity.
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  1. Gooner Ali
    Gooner Ali
    Acum 29 Zile

    Good old Arsenal.

  2. Christopher Barclay
    Christopher Barclay
    Acum lună

    Winterburn not sure about the reception he'd get when he came back with West Ham? He clearly doesn't understand how great a player he was for the club. Legend. Also funny how the applause he got made him forget the toss up for ends.

  3. Angus Wheaton
    Angus Wheaton
    Acum lună

    24:12 "He's lobbed Seaman superbly!". Oh, it just never gets old.

  4. vanessa scott
    vanessa scott
    Acum lună

    All time favourite of mine - loved to watch him - so quick and committed

  5. Peter Wickendon
    Peter Wickendon
    Acum lună

    Good to watch especially now given the current state the team is in.

  6. Digger 87
    Digger 87
    Acum lună

    As a Liverpool fan and John Barnes obsessive I have a begrudging respect for Arsenal of this era. Had to skip the painful 1989 bit. But Adams Dixon Winterburn Bould Keown stoic tough competitive and all loyal - legends indeed!

  7. Me Only
    Me Only
    Acum lună

    Nigel Rigsby Winterburn

  8. Chiggsy
    Acum 2 luni

    Look, these docos come up every time I wake up with ROfree on .... and I love ROfree for it. But we need one for Viera. Please!

  9. Dominic Clarke
    Dominic Clarke
    Acum 2 luni


  10. James Goldie
    James Goldie
    Acum 2 luni

    Di canio

  11. Matthew Handley
    Matthew Handley
    Acum 2 luni

    This is why our great club is where it is now. We sack staff members so we can pay players millions per month to play for us. That's after begging them to stay. We need more Nigel's and less Willian's

  12. Pony Boy
    Pony Boy
    Acum 2 luni

    So dependable and consistent. Would have been an England mainstay if it wasn't for Pearce and was, IMO, just as good. That whole back 5 should have been the first names on the England team sheet.

  13. Mohau Twala
    Mohau Twala
    Acum 2 luni

    I'd love to see a Alan Smith documentary

  14. Channel Wanderer
    Channel Wanderer
    Acum 2 luni

    Dixon Winterburn were right up there with best FB partnerships. Robertson TAA are better going forward but not defensively. Man U had a few pairings to compete. Neville Heinze were close. Neville Irwin were perhaps the two I would put above them. McKimmie and D Robertson were good at Aberdeen but I never watched them compete at same level. The best I watched though was still Danny McGrain. If he had more speed nobody could have matched him. One of Celtics most undervalued players

  15. brendan clarke
    brendan clarke
    Acum 2 luni

    Great loyalty to arsenal

  16. Zohaib Chaudhri
    Zohaib Chaudhri
    Acum 2 luni

    Anyone watching this is a real one. It’s sad that the Documentaries about this clubs legends get such little views in comparison to the rest. Sad really

  17. Lee Bush
    Lee Bush
    Acum 3 luni

    Winterburn was a top level player. In international terms he was sandwiched between Sansom and Pearce who were better suited to international football. I would agree he should have been in more squads as the no. 2 LB. A true great of Arsenal Football Club.

  18. phantomsixthman
    Acum 3 luni

    I havent been born yet when Winterburn started to play for Arsenal, but looking at this documentary now, I think and believe Kieran Tierney can turn out to be another great legend at left back for this amazing football club just like Nigel Winterburn!

  19. Matt devereux
    Matt devereux
    Acum 6 luni

    on that golden sunny day at highbury in 98 against everton, one of my favourite memories of the day was being in the lower east at highbury when we won the title. And nigel winterburn tearing away like a 18 year old not a 35 year old down the touchline to celebrate in front of us. He felt like one of us, he was a fantastic player and a proper arsenal legend. Humble kind and deserving his status as a all time great at this club. thanks nutty.

  20. CrazyInsanelikeafox
    Acum 6 luni

    I love Nigel. He always makes me think of Holly from Red Dwarf.

  21. o0musique0o
    Acum 8 luni

    2.5mil for Wrighty !! Let that sink in...

  22. Ben Williams
    Ben Williams
    Acum 8 luni

    I absolutely hated the back four at Arsenal with Winterburn, Dixon, Bould and Adams (and then Keown later), but they were some kind of players. Winterburn was superb and as a unit that back four was unreal. Arsenal were lucky to have them. Edit: Even as a Man United fan, this was a great documentary.

  23. Leo 985
    Leo 985
    Acum 9 luni

    Il never forget that goal against Chelsea

  24. Costas Orphanos
    Costas Orphanos
    Acum 9 luni

    Another great legend, that played during the glory years!!!

  25. Goatcommando
    Acum 9 luni

    Is Wright having a go at Cambell after he's put it on a plate for him at 32:35 ?

    1. Me Only
      Me Only
      Acum lună

      No they are saying your the man your the man

  26. Luke
    Acum 9 luni

    The plastic fans from other countries probably barely know who this is

    1. Beats Not Beets
      Beats Not Beets
      Acum 29 Zile

      Increase Support and Knowledge. Only Real Fans In London? Plastic Fans Reside In UK Too. Such A Blanket Statement Is Ridic. Just Sayin...Access To Gunner News In Other Countries Is Limited Given Their Current State And Previous Coverage. It's Only Been The Last 15 Years, Premier League Has Traction Globally. The Rest Of The World Plays The Game. When Has England Accomplish A Title...40 Years or More. A Forgotten Memory For Most That Are Alive. This Doc Is A Great Tool For Obtaining History Of A Player, Club, And League...Such As A Doc About Any Other Topic.

  27. Jon Crowe
    Jon Crowe
    Acum 10 luni

    You should do a Parlour documentary. I imagine it would be pretty funny.

  28. Bikramajit Mallick
    Bikramajit Mallick
    Acum 10 luni

    Another great documentary. 💚💚

  29. Roy
    Acum 10 luni

    Legend of the rarest kind - honest, reliable and trustworthy. What a player he was for us. COYG !!

  30. marco t
    marco t
    Acum 10 luni

    When did i click to listen to a fkin piano ..

  31. Elliott Dorey
    Elliott Dorey
    Acum 10 luni

    Hope they keep releasing these

  32. Simon Cooper
    Simon Cooper
    Acum 10 luni

    What a player.

  33. Lionel Thornicroft
    Lionel Thornicroft
    Acum 10 luni

    Like seriously when is the Pires one coming out

  34. Liiban Manlii
    Liiban Manlii
    Acum 10 luni

    Emotional watching this mini series! When you compare those era of earlier 90s 2000s to today of football, I lose the passion I had for a football. But we still watch no matter where we stand in the table! We are gunners from a miles away!

  35. KIRK
    Acum 10 luni

    If only Liverpool didnt get us all banned from Europe play we def coulda won it then!!.DIRTY LIVERPOOL!!!!

  36. KIRK
    Acum 10 luni

    Id give a testicle or kidney for that Arsenal Adidas away shirt. That home shirt is what Adidas is making next seasons to look like.

  37. KIRK
    Acum 10 luni

    Man like NIGEL!!

  38. gilwillia
    Acum 10 luni

    Pearce was fabulous, but who was the reserve England left back from 88-92? Must have been a hell of a player.

  39. Spitfire Callum
    Spitfire Callum
    Acum 10 luni


  40. Batman Martin
    Batman Martin
    Acum 10 luni

    Met Nigel at an Arsenal match a few years back, an absolute gentleman. That legendary back 5 will always be remembered by me, I just wish the defenders we have today could follow in their footsteps.

  41. Jim Bradshaw
    Jim Bradshaw
    Acum 10 luni

    As others have said, please keep these 'Legends' films coming, AFC. They are a delight to watch and furnish us with that little bit more about our heroes as well as being a reminder of how lucky we are and have been to follow this club.

  42. FlashMeterRed
    Acum 10 luni

    Did anyone else find that this video only appeared in their subscriptions videos list when it was already 3 days old?

  43. iamreg1965
    Acum 10 luni

    Robert Pires please, the spark behind the invincibles. Better than Cantona.

  44. ObsoleteDynamo
    Acum 10 luni

    Thx for everything and thx for the memories Nigel!!

  45. Zammy ‘BusDriver’ Martínez
    Zammy ‘BusDriver’ Martínez
    Acum 10 luni

    Great doc/great player

  46. Rodgers86
    Acum 10 luni

    Loving these legend videos. Can you do parlour next please?

    Acum 10 luni


  48. A G
    A G
    Acum 10 luni

    Truly enjoyable to watch. More of this.

  49. Charlie O'Riordan
    Charlie O'Riordan
    Acum 10 luni

    Thank you Nigel you are an Arsenal legend!

  50. Vivek Maru
    Vivek Maru
    Acum 10 luni

    George Graham was a manager and he knew how to make a team defensively. Arteta is nowhere near the level of George. Just listen what Nigel has to say about George the positional play and gradual development of a defensive unit. Arteta is a big "0" and he will fail miserably like Emery. After George, Bruce Rioch(who signed the legendary Dennis Bergkamp) has a successful spell but he got into disagreement with the Arsenal boardroom and got sacked. Had Bruce stayed on he would have enjoyed more success than Wenger. But the biggest enemy of Arsenal FC is the boardroom and mismanagement of funds. Arteta you days are numbered. Some losses to Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Tottenham Hotspurs, Chelsea and you're outta here.

  51. Andre Kurniawan
    Andre Kurniawan
    Acum 10 luni

    Next.. Lee Dixon!

    1. Realist Gooner
      Realist Gooner
      Acum 10 luni

      Done already.

  52. Abd Verma
    Abd Verma
    Acum 10 luni

    Where is Tony Adams documentary

  53. John Mwangi
    John Mwangi
    Acum 10 luni


  54. Adithya Raghunath
    Adithya Raghunath
    Acum 10 luni

    I was on a standard Emirates stadium tour in 2017, where as Nigel was guiding an exclusive tour. I see him near the dug out and instinctively scream from Club level seats "Hello Nigel".. then immediately realised, oops shouldn't have done that. Couple of seconds later, Nigel looks up and says "Hello there". What a moment that was, I was buzzing even on my flight back to India. Brilliant player, true servant to Arsenal football club.. COYG!

  55. Daniel Adams
    Daniel Adams
    Acum 10 luni

    the england managers during nigels career were imbeciles for not picking him, the arsenal back four was all english and playing together every weak, the england manager had the easiest job of just picking our back for england but no what idiots! , stuart pearce played for a terrible team and so did le saux.

  56. Dan Martin
    Dan Martin
    Acum 10 luni

    Bulldog chewing a wasp

  57. Masked Gunner
    Masked Gunner
    Acum 10 luni

    For 13 years he played his heart out for the club what ever accolades Nigel receives isn't not enough. So deserving to have his place on the Emirates.

  58. Fierce Deity
    Fierce Deity
    Acum 10 luni

    I Hope Jens Lehmann is next👍

  59. Spud Gun
    Spud Gun
    Acum 10 luni

    Thanks for organising this. Very entertaining.

  60. Mr Salaam
    Mr Salaam
    Acum 10 luni

    Without Viera there would be no Henry. What a combo the sniper and the hitman

  61. Chas Kahlon
    Chas Kahlon
    Acum 10 luni

    Seeing you on the team sheet was so comforting. Thank you so much. We love you at Arsenal.

  62. Stephen Trout
    Stephen Trout
    Acum 10 luni

    Scott Gemmill has lobbed Seaman superbly xD

    1. Tokyo Joe
      Tokyo Joe
      Acum 9 luni

      Ray parlour is better than Scot gemmill.

  63. Stephen Trout
    Stephen Trout
    Acum 10 luni

    Brian McLair kicking Nigel in the back....

  64. IamCh!ka
    Acum 10 luni

    It is Nketiah’s birthday 🎂

  65. mixture of things mixture of things
    mixture of things mixture of things
    Acum 10 luni

    Absolute privilege to have this guy represent our great club

  66. dean leong
    dean leong
    Acum 10 luni

    I thout this was arsenal roblox

  67. bhl10
    Acum 10 luni

    there will never be another back 4 like dixon, adams, bould/keown and winterburn....forever etched in history of the English game

  68. Raoof shanz
    Raoof shanz
    Acum 10 luni

    Ozil fans like here

  69. Jonathan SC
    Jonathan SC
    Acum 10 luni

    Hope Arsenal players watch these documentaries especially the youngsters

  70. Hg Lim
    Hg Lim
    Acum 10 luni

    Proper legend. A winner yet remains so humble.

  71. Andreas Broman
    Andreas Broman
    Acum 10 luni

    Love these documentaries.

  72. 1984aok
    Acum 10 luni

    Met him in my local shopping centre about 20 years ago still have the autograph to this day.

  73. Phasathorn Woottiarporn
    Phasathorn Woottiarporn
    Acum 10 luni

    Imagine Nigel Winterburn was the best left back in the world and won a ballon'dor

  74. NCG 15
    NCG 15
    Acum 10 luni

    In his prime he was absolutely class, he’s often forgotten by many fans, truly underrated

  75. daface00
    Acum 10 luni


  76. birdy num num
    birdy num num
    Acum 10 luni

    winterburn has had that gobstopper since the 80s different class the lad go on nige

  77. iamthedib
    Acum 10 luni

    Spotted a mistake in the video. A caption says that the Man U home win in 91 was the final game of the season, but it was actually the penultimate game.

    1. Tokyo Joe
      Tokyo Joe
      Acum 9 luni

      Ok rain man

  78. Gunner44
    Acum 10 luni


  79. Coffeeisforclosers
    Acum 10 luni

    They rarely make people now with the attitude, desire and commitment of Nigel. He was ridiculously underrated by England. A true legend. Always loved. And always in our hearts.

  80. Luke Hornett
    Luke Hornett
    Acum 10 luni

    Tony Adams next!!!!!

    1. Andrea Manning
      Andrea Manning
      Acum 7 luni

      Yes! Then Ian Wright please

  81. Paul Mcdonough
    Paul Mcdonough
    Acum 10 luni

    wish they would stop showing everton getting beat ha

  82. justbeing
    Acum 10 luni

    Nice one Nigel.

  83. 71bassg
    Acum 10 luni

    loved winterburn had the steel you need to win,could mix it up.

  84. A.79
    Acum 10 luni

    Tierney in a fifteen years!!!

    1. Omar Yahya
      Omar Yahya
      Acum 10 luni

      Slow down

  85. A.79
    Acum 10 luni

    The best Arsenal left back ever! Scored many wicked and important goals! His defensive ability, trophies won and longevity. He is clear of anybody else. One Nigel Winterburn!

    1. John Jensen
      John Jensen
      Acum 10 luni

      @Mr Kipling Yes, he did. Played right back in the cup final against Luton in 88 as well. Then Sansom fell out with Graham and left the club later that year.

    2. KIRK
      Acum 10 luni

      I dunno Sansom was real good

    3. Mr Kipling
      Mr Kipling
      Acum 10 luni

      A.79 didn’t he start as a right back at Arsenal?? As kenny sansome was still left back??

  86. tia and fin_the roblox gamers
    tia and fin_the roblox gamers
    Acum 10 luni

    These are proper arsenal players know and respect the club inside out knew what it meant to wear our famous jersey! Winterburn ❤

  87. Glen Aitken
    Glen Aitken
    Acum 10 luni

    Even as a Liverpool fan I love these Arsenal Legends documentaries. Nige, Dicko, Keown, Denis and Henry so far, all fab. Would like a Tony or Wrighty one. Good stuff.

    1. Tokyo Joe
      Tokyo Joe
      Acum 9 luni

      KIRK FLETCHER why minus keown?

    2. Roy
      Acum 10 luni

      Thank you for your kind comments. It is nice to hear that other fans see the value of his contribution.

    3. SportsLife365
      Acum 10 luni

      Congratulations on nearly winning your 19th League title mate. Your team has an incredible manager, great players and deserves to win the league.

    4. KIRK
      Acum 10 luni

      Minus Keown

    5. Mr Kipling
      Mr Kipling
      Acum 10 luni

      Same here. I’m a United fan and I can appreciate these documentaries. Watched them all so far. Very well made.

  88. Fern Fern
    Fern Fern
    Acum 10 luni

    I really hope these mini "series" don't stop. These are the players that made arsenal. This is what we need. We need these type of players again. Keep em' coming Arsenal. Love hearing their insights and their love for our club.

    1. Matthew Mensah
      Matthew Mensah
      Acum 5 luni

      You are so right.100%

    2. Mr. Reese
      Mr. Reese
      Acum 10 luni

      Absolutely. And there are many more that are real Arsenal Legends...this club has had so many inspiring players, just amazing.

    3. sankalp nanda
      sankalp nanda
      Acum 10 luni

      True there.. Love this series 👏👏

  89. Mistr Phixit
    Mistr Phixit
    Acum 10 luni

    I've been following the club since 97 and it's nice to see these documentaries but I would love to see more of these about the gunners from the 60s and 70s. Don't know much other than what I read on Wikipedia.

  90. Liam Ferguson
    Liam Ferguson
    Acum 10 luni

    Who needs Roberto carlos or Andy Robertson when you have the man, the myth, the legend NIGEL WINTERBURN

    1. KIRK
      Acum 10 luni

      Robertson was nowhere near Winterburns skill

    2. Chas Kahlon
      Chas Kahlon
      Acum 10 luni

      Liam Ferguson I remember when I used to see his name on the team sheet, it was simply comforting. I hope that makes sense. Reassurance I guess

  91. Razeen Uddin
    Razeen Uddin
    Acum 10 luni

    He was my favourite player till bergkamp came along , legend

  92. Anas Mukhtar
    Anas Mukhtar
    Acum 10 luni

    Yeeeessssssss finally one of the real true legends of Arsenal I loveeeee Nigel so much beyond even description, he deserved more credit that he actually has and he was a brilliant footballer we love you Nigel

  93. Ba Thein
    Ba Thein
    Acum 10 luni


  94. D Lin
    D Lin
    Acum 10 luni

    Fantastic servant to The Arsenal and part of arguably one of the best back 4’s ever. Highly underrated too.

  95. Cash Chao
    Cash Chao
    Acum 10 luni

    We need more characters like Nigel Winterburn in the arsenal coaching squad

    1. Cash Chao
      Cash Chao
      Acum 10 luni

      @Krish kr7 Let the dogs bark, if the Arsenal is called small club while having 10+ league titles then I shudder to think what S**rs are as a club ( London is red )

    2. Adam
      Acum 10 luni

      Krish kr7 18 leagues 6 ucls I don’t care😂 No ucl for arse anal

    3. Krish kr7
      Krish kr7
      Acum 10 luni

      @Adam stop crying for that 89

    4. Adam
      Acum 10 luni

      Small club

    5. Adedeji Balogun
      Adedeji Balogun
      Acum 10 luni

      Exactly he would give the youngsters a winning mentality

  96. franklingoodwin
    Acum 10 luni

    Criminally underrated by the England National team. Should've played much more for England. Us Gooners know how good he was

    1. Liam Patrick
      Liam Patrick
      Acum lună

      @Eli Keith Awesome! Took like 10 minutes but it reallyworked!!

    2. James Stewart
      James Stewart
      Acum 2 luni

      @Falcao Till it came to penalties!

    3. Falcao
      Acum 10 luni

      Stuart Pierce was simply just a better player

    4. Mr Kipling
      Mr Kipling
      Acum 10 luni

      Zauchi I used to think that and I’m a United fan!!

    5. franklingoodwin
      Acum 10 luni

      @Zauchi Club politics I suppose. Liverpool and Man Utd wouldn't have liked or stood for it. Stupid, I know but just playing for Man Utd or Liverpool is enough to get into the England squad, whereas if you play for Arsenal you actually have to prove you're worthy even if you're a better player. So many Arsenal players should've been in World Cup and Euro squads in the 90s. Players like Ian Wright, Lee Dixon and Ray Parlour being just a few others

  97. Henryedwards
    Acum 10 luni


  98. Deadrich
    Acum 10 luni

    Man... his unexpected bullet strike against Chelsea is still fresh in my mind.

    1. QAnon-tay Wilder Stop the Steal!!!
      QAnon-tay Wilder Stop the Steal!!!
      Acum 9 luni

      He did that a few times for Wimbledon before. Always knew he had it in him

  99. Anirudh A
    Anirudh A
    Acum 10 luni

    So underrated.... when people think of arsenal legends they don't think of him but in his prime he was likenhenry

  100. mufridhal afdhal
    mufridhal afdhal
    Acum 10 luni

    it so grateful when watch documentary of tony adams