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#Diego Maradona

# diego-maradona - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Maradona, the mafia and immortality: three decades on from Napoli's Holy Grail
# Chaos Theory
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# Chaos Theory

Maradona, the mafia and immortality: three decades on from Napoli's Holy Grail

Jul 9th 2017, 9:00 AM 13,971 Views 9 Comments

In 1987, the Argentine brought a maiden Serie A title to Naples but his time in Italy was shrouded in chaos and controversy.

# diego-maradona - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Maradona says Dani Alves is an idiot after Juve defender criticises Hand of God
# El Diez
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# El Diez

Maradona says Dani Alves is an idiot after Juve defender criticises Hand of God

Jun 20th 2017, 10:15 PM 9,720 Views 21 Comments

‘I wouldn’t be able to tell my son that I won a World Cup like this,’ the Brazilian said.

# diego-maradona - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'Dembele a genius like Maradona and Ronaldinho'
# Claim
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# Claim

'Dembele a genius like Maradona and Ronaldinho'

Apr 1st 2017, 11:21 AM 7,912 Views 12 Comments

Mauricio Pochettino believes the Spurs star has qualities that are akin to two of the game’s greats.

# diego-maradona - Monday 30 January, 2017

Maradona: Taking drugs at Barcelona was the worst decision of my life
# Regret
From The42
# Regret

Maradona: Taking drugs at Barcelona was the worst decision of my life

Jan 30th 2017, 1:28 PM 8,662 Views 3 Comments

The Argentine legend admits his long-term struggles with substance abuse began during his time at the Catalan club.

# diego-maradona - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Napoli to offer Maradona role once club legend settles his bill with Italy's tax man
# Money Matters
From The42
# Money Matters

Napoli to offer Maradona role once club legend settles his bill with Italy's tax man

Jan 17th 2017, 1:52 PM 6,381 Views 5 Comments

The Argentine was ordered to pay €39 million four years ago.

# diego-maradona - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'I died on an operating table in a hospital in Buenos Aires'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'I died on an operating table in a hospital in Buenos Aires'

Dec 22nd 2016, 12:00 PM 10,459 Views 1 Comment

In an extract from his recently released book, Roberto Duran looks at his near-death experience.

# diego-maradona - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'
# Friends In High Places
From The42
# Friends In High Places

Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'

Nov 27th 2016, 7:36 PM 4,864 Views 1 Comment

The footballing great built a friendship with the former Cuban leader.

# diego-maradona - Thursday 13 October, 2016

We'll Leave it There So: Dundalk star linked with move, Galway poach Polish coach and all today's sport
# Thursday
From The42
# Thursday

We'll Leave it There So: Dundalk star linked with move, Galway poach Polish coach and all today's sport

Oct 13th 2016, 8:11 PM 14,647 Views 0 Comments

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is understood to be considering a move for League of Ireland winger Daryl Horgan.

Maradona pleads with Totti to play until he's 50 so Argentinian legend isn't 'bored to death'
# 10 More Years
From The42
# 10 More Years

Maradona pleads with Totti to play until he's 50 so Argentinian legend isn't 'bored to death'

Oct 13th 2016, 10:05 AM 7,013 Views 2 Comments

The pair combined for a goal in a charity match last night.

# diego-maradona - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Messi will not reverse Argentina retirement - Maradona
# Not Messing About
From The42
# Not Messing About

Messi will not reverse Argentina retirement - Maradona

Aug 11th 2016, 8:42 PM 4,541 Views 3 Comments

Diego Maradona believes the “weak leadership” of the AFA means Lionel Messi will not reverse his international retirement.

# diego-maradona - Monday 1 August, 2016

Messi is better than Pele and Maradona, says Pope Francis
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

Messi is better than Pele and Maradona, says Pope Francis

Aug 1st 2016, 9:41 AM 6,037 Views 9 Comments

The San Lorenzo supporter was not shy when quizzed on football’s greatest player.

# diego-maradona - Sunday 31 July, 2016

'Lionel Messi lacking Diego Maradona's personality'
# Criticism
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# Criticism

'Lionel Messi lacking Diego Maradona's personality'

Jul 31st 2016, 2:15 PM 8,550 Views 9 Comments

Arrigo Sacchi says the Barcelona star is not one of Argentina’s two best-ever players.

# diego-maradona - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Gonzalo Higuain closes in on €94million Juventus move
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

Gonzalo Higuain closes in on €94million Juventus move

Jul 23rd 2016, 11:52 PM 13,875 Views 27 Comments

Diego Maradona says the star’s imminent move to the Turin-based club is painful.

# diego-maradona - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Maradona wants the Argentina job so bad, he's offered to do it for free
# El Diego
From The42
# El Diego

Maradona wants the Argentina job so bad, he's offered to do it for free

Jul 20th 2016, 11:26 AM 6,787 Views 10 Comments

‘I miss working with the players and fighting with the journalists.’

# diego-maradona - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'Messi is telling us to stop busting his balls' - Maradona
# Back Off
From The42
# Back Off

'Messi is telling us to stop busting his balls' - Maradona

Jun 30th 2016, 10:43 AM 8,198 Views 14 Comments

Former Argentina captain Lionel Messi should be left alone for the time being, according to Diego Maradona.

# diego-maradona - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

'He has to stay' - Maradona calls on Messi to continue with Argentina
# Call Of Duty
From The42
# Call Of Duty

'He has to stay' - Maradona calls on Messi to continue with Argentina

Jun 28th 2016, 9:43 AM 5,865 Views 14 Comments

Argentina’s all-time leading goalscorer dropped a bombshell following Sunday’s Copa America final loss to Chile.

# diego-maradona - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Shilton, Maradona trade barbs over 'Hand of God'
# El Diez
From The42
# El Diez

Shilton, Maradona trade barbs over 'Hand of God'

Jun 22nd 2016, 7:43 PM 10,210 Views 23 Comments

The Hand of God incident happened 30 years ago today.

# diego-maradona - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Maradona was caught telling Pele that Messi's no leader... but El Diego says it wasn't criticism
# El Diez
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# El Diez

Maradona was caught telling Pele that Messi's no leader... but El Diego says it wasn't criticism

Jun 12th 2016, 8:25 AM 5,195 Views 4 Comments

That’s some three ball.

# diego-maradona - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Maradona: I would have punched Messi over that penalty with Suarez
# Claim
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# Claim

Maradona: I would have punched Messi over that penalty with Suarez

Mar 5th 2016, 8:35 PM 8,399 Views 14 Comments

The Argentina legend admits he would have reacted angrily to the Barcelona star’s spot kick.

# diego-maradona - Monday 5 October, 2015

Diego Maradona's little dance in the dressing room is the best thing on the internet today
# Dancing Diego
From The42
# Dancing Diego

Diego Maradona's little dance in the dressing room is the best thing on the internet today

Oct 5th 2015, 12:01 PM 7,725 Views 15 Comments

Look at the wee man go.

# diego-maradona - Monday 24 August, 2015

'He wasn't quite Maradona but he was close'
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

'He wasn't quite Maradona but he was close'

Aug 24th 2015, 9:27 AM 6,062 Views 10 Comments

The midweek arrival from Barcelona scored one and assisted another on his first outing for the Premier League champions.

# diego-maradona - Friday 31 July, 2015

'I have to fight the mafia' - Maradona vows to challenge Fifa
# El Diego
From The42
# El Diego

'I have to fight the mafia' - Maradona vows to challenge Fifa

Jul 31st 2015, 1:02 PM 6,218 Views 14 Comments

The Argentinian legend claims he has the backing of ‘a number of players’.

# diego-maradona - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Father defends Lionel Messi following Argentina backlash
# Support
From The42
# Support

Father defends Lionel Messi following Argentina backlash

Jul 7th 2015, 4:37 PM 7,536 Views 8 Comments

The Barcelona ace’s international record is under attack again.

# diego-maradona - Friday 15 May, 2015

Messi the best in the world, but my goals were more beautiful - Maradona
# El Diego
From The42
# El Diego

Messi the best in the world, but my goals were more beautiful - Maradona

May 15th 2015, 8:15 AM 4,725 Views 13 Comments

The Argentine legend says that while his compatriot is more prolific, he was a more stylish and spectacular finisher.

# diego-maradona - Monday 12 January, 2015

Fidel Castro 'proves' he's alive... by writing to Maradona (seriously)
# Death Rumours
# Death Rumours

Fidel Castro 'proves' he's alive... by writing to Maradona (seriously)

Jan 12th 2015, 8:53 PM 17,507 Views 16 Comments

They’re old pals.

# diego-maradona - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Gary Lineker's brilliant best man video features Pele, Maradona, Mourinho and Morgan
# Who Are Ya
From The42
# Who Are Ya

Gary Lineker's brilliant best man video features Pele, Maradona, Mourinho and Morgan

Dec 24th 2014, 10:55 AM 7,390 Views 3 Comments

‘Who the hell is Richard King?’

# diego-maradona - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Maradona withdraws theft complaint against girlfriend after video leak
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Maradona withdraws theft complaint against girlfriend after video leak

Oct 29th 2014, 10:23 AM 6,035 Views 5 Comments

Argentine TV have released a short video that allegedly shows Maradona hitting Rocio Olivia.

# diego-maradona - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio rolled back the years with this goal last night
# Diez
From The42
# Diez

Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio rolled back the years with this goal last night

Sep 2nd 2014, 9:42 AM 7,679 Views 3 Comments

A Zanetti XI took on a World XI in a Match for Peace in Rome’s Olympic Stadium last night.

# diego-maradona - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

VIDEO: Diego Maradona gets out of his car to slap a journalist
# Slaps
From The42
# Slaps

VIDEO: Diego Maradona gets out of his car to slap a journalist

Aug 12th 2014, 11:20 AM 5,702 Views 12 Comments

But we still love you, Diego!

# diego-maradona - Friday 18 July, 2014

Opinion: Why Philipp Lahm is one of the greatest players of his generation
# One Of A Kind
From The42
# One Of A Kind

Opinion: Why Philipp Lahm is one of the greatest players of his generation

Jul 18th 2014, 1:18 PM 5,893 Views 4 Comments

Pep Guardiola has described him as “the most intelligent footballer I have ever managed.”

# diego-maradona - Monday 14 July, 2014

Lionel Messi already a great, says Sabella
# Acclaim
From The42
# Acclaim

Lionel Messi already a great, says Sabella

Jul 14th 2014, 10:37 AM 3,157 Views 9 Comments

The 27-year-old Barcelona superstar squandered a glorious chance early in the second half in last night’s World Cup final.

# diego-maradona - Sunday 13 July, 2014

5 memorable past Germany-Argentina clashes
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

5 memorable past Germany-Argentina clashes

Jul 13th 2014, 12:05 AM 3,335 Views 3 Comments

This is the third consecutive World Cup in which the sides have met.

# diego-maradona - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Maradona: 'Messi will define World Cup final'
# Legend On Legend
From The42
# Legend On Legend

Maradona: 'Messi will define World Cup final'

Jul 12th 2014, 3:14 PM 5,172 Views 12 Comments

The Argentine legend says his country ‘can’t allow’ a European team win the World Cup in South America.

Cast of World Cup final characters eerily similar to Italia '90
# Class Of 2014
From The42
# Class Of 2014

Cast of World Cup final characters eerily similar to Italia '90

Jul 12th 2014, 2:37 PM 6,159 Views 4 Comments

Germany and Argentina are relying on many of the same player types that got them within 90 minutes of glory 24 years ago.

# diego-maradona - Thursday 10 July, 2014

No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together
# The Two Popes Final
From The42
# The Two Popes Final

No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together

Jul 10th 2014, 2:52 PM 15,437 Views 14 Comments

Apparently watching football would be ‘like inflicting an infinite penitence’ on the German.

# diego-maradona - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Rodriguez 'like Maradona', says Uruguay coach
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

Rodriguez 'like Maradona', says Uruguay coach

Jun 29th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,553 Views 5 Comments

“For me, special talents are those who do things that are completely out of the ordinary,” he explained.

# diego-maradona - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Opinion: Luis Suarez has an addiction problem -- and he’s surrounded by enablers
# Danger Man
From The42
# Danger Man

Opinion: Luis Suarez has an addiction problem -- and he’s surrounded by enablers

Jun 25th 2014, 5:18 PM 7,965 Views 57 Comments

The Uruguay and Liverpool star is under fire after allegedly biting an opponent yesterday.

# diego-maradona - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Diego Maradona looks on as Lionel Messi sweeps Argentina into last 16
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

Diego Maradona looks on as Lionel Messi sweeps Argentina into last 16

Jun 21st 2014, 7:15 PM 10,805 Views 11 Comments

El Diego cheered his country on at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

# diego-maradona - Friday 13 June, 2014

The surprising story behind this famous picture of Diego Maradona
# Belgium
From The42
# Belgium

The surprising story behind this famous picture of Diego Maradona

Jun 13th 2014, 6:33 PM 51,511 Views 19 Comments

The image of El Diez versus Belgium is one we all know. But does it actually show what we always thought?

# diego-maradona - Thursday 12 June, 2014

The greatest World Cup tragedies: Diego Maradona, USA 1994
# El Diez
From The42
# El Diez

The greatest World Cup tragedies: Diego Maradona, USA 1994

Jun 12th 2014, 10:00 AM 54,387 Views 15 Comments

South American football specialist Marcela Mora y Araujo tells us about the traumatic scandal that still reverberates through Argentinian football.