This review will focus on the first season from 1983 which in my opinion is the best season of all. The show is about a primary school boy the skilled Tsubasa who moves in to a new area where he joins a lousy football club and turns it into a better one. He inspires many people along the way and create a positive atmosphere wherever he goes. The football is not only a ball he plays with but also a best friend that he's attached to in an extraordinary way.
There's a reason why this tv show has inspired the likes of Neymar (Brazil), Zidane (France), Messi (Argentina) and other great footballers. The creator of the show makes the hero grounded and humble: a person that inspires people of all ages through his great characteristics and FAIR game. Tsubasa is passionate about football and he's determined to win but also accepts defeat in order to become a better player. He becomes friends with his rivals and all players learn from each other quality lessons that extends outside football. The show even focuses on the players private lives and the harsh environment they live in yet their determination to play football despite their situation.
I cannot praise the show enough for its inspirational stories, witty characters and tactics in game. Sure, the anime quality is not great but it's been more than 35 yrs since then. Kids of today can learn a thing or two from this great show and it's available on YouTube with English subtitles in HD. I highly recommend it.