Johnny Giles took the nation on an emotional journey last night, as he discussed his career in football on the RTÉ documentary Giles.
From his early days at Man United to his glory days at Elland Road with Leeds United, the show looked at it all.
"I never wanted to be a star," Giles says in the opening.
"I wanted to be a great player. And there's a difference."
"I never wanted to be a star" Football legend Johnny Giles tells his story at 9.35pm pic.twitter.com/kJdJxK1oCN— RTE One (@RTEOne) July 3, 2017
Through archive footage and the words and memories of the great man himself, Giles shares his life in football with a public hanging on his every word.
#Giles brilliant insight to the man and legend,well worth watching for anyone who likes football— John Moloney (@moloney_john) July 4, 2017
Have to say the Johnny Giles documentary is one of the best sporting documentaries I've watched 👏🏻 #Giles— Adam Carroll (@AdamCarroll16) July 4, 2017
Superb programme. I got emotional at the end. #Giles was real and one of our greats.— MacMurphy Lives (@UpStander1) July 4, 2017
That was absolutely essential viewing a true gent #Giles— Ciaran McQuaid (@CiaranMcQuaid2) July 3, 2017
No, YOU'RE crying at Johnny Giles singing the national anthem under his breath...#Giles— Ross Gaynor (@ross_gaynor) July 3, 2017
People were also thrilled to relive how talented Giles was as a footballer.
What an absolute treat - this John Giles documentary is fabulously evocative, especially the Leeds days. Marvellous archive footage #giles— Alan English (@AlanEnglish9) July 3, 2017
#Giles by god he could pass a ball better dan i can pass wind— fergaltully (@fergaltully1) July 3, 2017
Really enjoyed #Giles, especially the Leeds stuff. Undoubtedly one of the finest footballing talents we've ever produced. What a top man.— Oisin McQueirns (@McQueirns) July 3, 2017
Phenomenal passer of the ball with both feet. #Giles— Paraic Collins (@ParaicCollins) July 3, 2017
First League title
Two defeats, 42 matches
Most points EVER
That was Leeds established@WACCOE
@MartinMarty1974 pic.twitter.com/YqIaLN2aqo— John (@John_MooreMOT) July 3, 2017
And of course, the documentary produced one clip from the archive that raised a few chuckles.
Fair play to Ireland boss John Giles for giving a serious answer to 'do you have an ability to be a bit of a bastard?' #Giles— Will Slattery (@slatterywill) July 3, 2017
Essential viewing indeed.
The documentary can still be seen on the RTÉ Player.