Sergio Torres wants to tell his unique story in film.

But he is up against the clock as he strives to make it happen.

The Eastbourne Borough skipper has been approached by Dutch documentary maker Jasper Spanjaart about making a film of his life.

It would follow on from the successful book The Sergio Torres Story, which told of his path from a brick factory in Argentina to playing for Crawley Town in the FA Cup at Old Trafford.

The pair have launched a crowdfunding appeal and are a little more than £2,000 short of their target heading towards the deadline of February 5.

If they hit their target they will go back to Torres’s roots in Argentina and talk to key figures who helped him along the way. Or most of the key figures anyway.

Torres explained: “Jasper contacted me and said he loves my story.

“He first heard about it when Crawley played Manchester United in the FA Cup.

“Since then he has followed me.

“When he started journalism he thought about making the film.

“A lot of people, when they read my book, asked if it was possible to turn it in to a film.

“I would love to do it but it’s not as simple as that.

“The money will go on travelling and on editing.

“If we go to Argentina, I will take him to my first club. And interview my first coach.

“We’ll go to where I used to work at the brick factory.

“We’ll talk to the clubs where I played, my family.

“Then we’ll look at when I came to London – but I don’t think we will talk to my first agent here!

“There are so many stories in thebook, so many tough places I’ve been through.

“Hopefully we would get to Old Trafford and be allowed into the ground.”

Torres worked at Boots and played part-time as he sought to establish himself in England.

He fell into the hands of a not particularly respected agent from Cameroon.

And he fell out of favour with coaches along the way.

Torres, who travelled to England off his own back with less than £300 in his pocket, sees his story as an example to those who do not make it as teenagers.

He said: “You wonder how it will go but I remember when I wrote the book I was thinking ‘Who’s going to read this?’ “In the end 4,000 people read it and people liked the story.

“The film could be used by clubs to show 16 or 17-year-olds about when things don’t work out.

“I didn’t sign my first pro contract until I was 24.

“I didn’t give up because football is a game of opinions.

“It depends on luck as well. But you have to make the most of any luck you get by working hard and being ready.

“The idea would be to sell it on to Channel 4 or someone like that.”

There are a range of packages for anyone keen to get involved in the project ranging from £10 through to £500 and all offering something in return for the money.

Torres has been happy with the response but the target has not been reached yet.

He said: “We have 50 people on board so far.

“They give you one or two months to get the money.

“We thought, if we went two months, people would put it off.

“We went for one month but maybe we got our timing wrong, just after Christmas.

“But hopefully some friends will help out if necessary.”

Borough look to build on last Saturday’s home draw with St Alban’s as they visit Concord Rangers in Vanarama National League south.

They could give a debut to new loan signing Archie Edwards, a young Charlton full-back.

Torres said: “Hopefully that draw is a starting point.

“I’m still loving every game. I’m captain, which is added responsibility.

“I’m 36 and happy to still be playing.

“Sometimes my wife says why keep going when I can’t move after a game. But I try not to bring football home.

“I don’t want to stop. I’ll keep going as long as my body keeps going.”

To get involved with Sergio Torres’s documentary, go to and search for ‘The Unknown Torres’.