Update: OP NAAR DE TOP?! (Villa Achterwerk 1994)


I made 2 better pic of this series. Even much better than assumed. At least the main character wore white compression tights under the white shorts. The other team in red shorts.

Unfortunately I only have a very brief clip in very bad image quality.

Main entry, rating 6



La Balle au bond


TV drama. Kids+soccer
Year in film:
France, Belgium
Who in shorts:
boys ~10-11
Who in shorts 2:

Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
Clothing occurence:
always ?
6/10 ?
10 yo Antoine Cousin-Mazure as Patrice (pictured in white shorts), Arthur-Rémi Pesteland as 11 yo Bébert, and probably other Soccer boys in (white ?) shorts. Obviously black compression shorts (or long tights) underneath.

Sorry, I currenly don’t have more pics. I think there’s no DVD release, yet.

For more infos see my bib overalls blog, rating 7 (no pics there). Directed by Williams Crépin (“Baby-sitter Blues”). Full movie title: “La Balle au bond… ou l’Injustice du destin

Looks interesting. For shorts rating 6-7 for now.

OP NAAR DE TOP?! (Villa Achterwerk 1994)


Documentary series, 6 ep
Year: 1994
Year in film: 1990s
Country: NL
Who in shorts: Joerie 11
Who in shorts 2: other boys
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence:medium- ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: 11 yo Joerie B. and probably some others in his Soccer team in shiny white shorts.

I found this single snapshot and can’t say much about it. This series is about the career aspirations of 4 kids including this boy following them for one year. (Others wants to be actress, singer and violinist). Aired in the great Sunday morning show “Villa Achterwerk”. Nov-Dec 1994.

Maybe shirtless scenes or else. At least one handsome boy.

Rating 6-7 for now. I hope to find my clip.

Update: I found my brief clip. And it’s even much better than assumed. He wore white compression tights under the white shorts. The other team in red shorts.


Info 16: New pics


I have uploaded several pics of entries previously without pics or with headshots only. Some few are still missing. However, I have removed the faces of non-celebrities and other parts like shirtless scenes. Some movies or series might be available on DVD or online. Check the description or the rare movies list, tagged list.

New pics (boys only):

Die Pyramide (1979), pictured, rating 7, blue Adidas and compression shorts, De bal is rond (rating 10, dark blue, light blue, white),  The Zack Files (yellow swim shorts), Die Spur der roten Fässer (blue Adidas), Les demons (2015) blue, Die Jungs-WG (purple, pink, white), The Adventures of Pete & Pete (more swim shorts), Fortsetzung Folgt! (2002), black (part), Pfefferkuchen im July (red, part), Ines Duarte, secretaria (yellow, part), “Träume, Tränen, Töne” (black, part), Cold Creek Manor (parts)

Pics coming soon (parts): Stark!

Still without pics (most are available): Die Kinder vom Alstertal, Il ritorno del piccolo Lord, Nie mehr zweite Liga! (plain white, not available), motzgurke.tv, Fußballtricks für Kids.

Currently headshots only (most needs to be updated): Terms of Endearment, De wereld van Lodovic, Sugar Creek Gang (not really shiny), Sixten, Les saisons du plaisirs, Pauline a la Plage (typical Adidas), Ikke naken (not really shiny), Kid Svensk, Darfinkar & dönickar, Eva & Adam (main shorts), Burnt Offerings (1976), Artificial Intelligence: AI (long black), The Hole (2012), Private Lessons (1981), Odysseus a hvezdy. Maybe some more, I forgot.

Entry coming soon: Baywatch.

Please also note my previous entry, purple, rating 10.

Junior Survival


AVRO sports show, ~24 ep ?
Year: 1990-1992 ? (1997)
Year in film: 1990s
Country: The Netherlands
Who in shorts: boys ~11-15
Who in shorts 2: teen girls
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: often
Rating:  10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: 24 boys and teen boys and also some (few ?) girls in different shiny shorts including purple and medium blue. Many wet scenes, also sitting. Perfect rear views. I think few or no shirtless scenes.

I don’t remember all seasons and episodes. There should be around 8 episodes each season in at least 3 different countries with many hard competitions. Youngest boy (Remco ?) around 10 or 11 (younger looking), most around 13-15.

I think, I only have seen parts of 2 seasons. The best of course the purple shorts, I think in 1991 in Curacao. 8 episodes there. White inner briefs underneath, but not cotton but thin plastic nettings. Handsome blonde boys and many soaked wet scenes and other good scenes in different positions.

One season later, they wore medium blue shiny shorts (Belgium ?). Not far as good as the purple ones, maybe rating 6-7. At the final at a pool party (Tunisia ?), I remember an older teen boy wearing compression shorts underneath. I think no compression shorts under the purple shorts. Maybe some under the blue ones?

There should also been a 1997 show with boys 15-18 set in NL, but I haven’t seen that one. Maybe that in a studio?

I can’t say much more about this rare series. But I give rating 10 for the purple shorts. (Series Dallas still on TOP 1). No entry on IMDb. Some infos on Beeld en Geluid (no pics). I hope for a rebroadcasting or even DVD release.

De jongen die niet meer praatte


Awarded drama
Year: 1996
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: The Netherlands
Who in shorts: boys ~8-11 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Some young Soccer boys in dark blue and the other team in black shorts with 2 white stripes. I think some wearing black compression shorts underneath. Shirtless scenes but probably not in shiny shorts.

English title: The Boy Who Stopped Talking. The main plot is about a 9 yo Kurdish boy who stopped talking.

I think rather few good Soccer scenes but needs to be rechecked. There are definitely better movies. I haven’t checked the complete movie and am not sure about the time setting. Could be in the (early) 1980s as this is rural setting.

Rating 4-5 for now.



Family film
Year: 1994
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Norway
Who in shorts: boys ~10-12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Some boys playing Soccer in black and medium blue shiny shorts. Some of them wearing black compression shorts underneath.

I found an untitled print of this during search for another, unknown Basketball movie. I found titles of both and also a pic of my unknown Italian coming-of age movie. (Please also visit my sailor suit blog and try to help).

I searched again my old hard discs and found this title. Other, unknown movies probably coming soon. I don’t remember the complete movie and assume rather few Soccer scenes (mainy character is probably a girl). But these are very good and some boys are very handsome. I like compression shorts (but prefer US movies and earlier movies).

So rating 8 for now. English title: The Wild Horse.

Ready for This


Teen series. 13 ep
Year: 2015
Year in film: 2010s ?
Country: AUS
Who in shorts: boys ~15-17
Who in shorts 2: girls ~15-17, woman
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Some older teen boys and teen girls (students) and also at least a woman and man in shiny shorts playing Soccer. Also track and field. Some, or all teen boys with compression shorts underneath. Pics from ep 2 including a redhaired teen boy in purple shorts. Most shorts are black, dark blue or similar. One pair is red (boy) another grey ? (girl). Some girls wearing lycra tights (sitting on the grass).

Has been aired some days ago. Not bad. I like compression shorts.

But unfortunately the teens are quite old. I don’t know the complete series.

Rating 2-3 for now only.


Fußballfieber (2000)


Kids soccer documentary, 13 ep.
Year: 2000
Year in film: ~2000
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~12, 17
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no *
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating:  10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: 6 Soccer boys, most around 12 yo in shiny shorts and also shirtless in swim shorts and less, are portayed in this documentary before the 2000 EM championship. Also shower scenes (with towels). Some more supporting actors. Scenes include wet and muddy.

Soccer clubs include SV Planegg (Olli, Bavaria), Lobenstein (Marc), Stuttgart (Stephan), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Fabian “Knipser” ~12, Tom ~18 yo), FC Carl Zeiss Jena (Stephan 17 yo). Not sure of the boy pictured.

There are several documentaries about Soccer (or similar, partly docus about boarding schools or boy choirs also playing Soccer). But I like this one very much. Not all boys are that handsome. One boy has longer hair (not the one pictured, but I think Marc). Maybe one of my first recordings with boys wearing compression shorts underneath. I’m not a Soccer fan and mainly knew this from Rugby. Wearing longer pants under shorts is or was very uncommon in Germany at least in the 90s, 80s and earlier and rarely shown in movies (see tag).

I don’t know all colors of the shorts. My favourite are this dark blue ones with medium blue compression shorts (also sitting). I think also white shorts and maybe red, maybe partly (longer) Adidas. Swim shorts dark blue and black. Indoor pool, hotel (?).

Also good bedroom scenes (partly at home, partly at a hotel, shirtless) both showing bunk beds. Bedroom blog rating 6.

There are some parts on a DVD (Fußballfieber – Aus dem Lebensalltag des Fußballnachwuchses) , 36 min. in total, but only for rent, mediendienste.info. Not to be confused with other DVDs with the same title. I hope for a rebroadcasting as I only have few VHS clips in very bad quality.

More infos on my other blog. Rating 9-10.

Die Pyramide (1979)


Quiz show. Host Dieter-Thomas Heck
Year: 1979-1994
Year in film: ~1990s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~10-14
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: At least in the later episodes around 1990 (maybe also in the late 80s ?) there were some boys in shiny, mainly Adidas shorts from Soccer teams. Also sitting and taking part of the quiz. At the end the whole teams are shown as well. Different, typical colors. At least black and dark blue shiny shorts (white stripes), one handsome boy (I think wearing an ear ring) wearing blue compression shorts underneath the blue Adidas shorts. I think red and white as well. Don’t know if there were girls as well in the teams.

I don’t remember all episodes, but I like watching this show these days.

Rating 7-8.