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Mourinho Snubs Cristiano Ronaldo Picks Messi In His Top Three Players In History
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Mourinho Snubs Cristiano Ronaldo Picks Messi In His Top Three Players In History

José Mourinho has subbed Cristiano Ronaldo and choose Messi above him in his opinion about best players in the history of football. José Mourinho said: “For me the top three players in history are Messi, Pelé and Maradona.” Despite being from the same country with Cristiano Ronaldo and having been his manager at Real Madrid, Mourinho still believes that Ronaldo is not worth to be among his best three in the world of football. Mourinho, known for his controversial attitude and boastful comments, has criticised Ronaldo at different in his career. He said this about Ronaldo when he was the manager at Real Madrid: “I had only one problem with him, very simple, very basic, which was when a coach criticises a player from a tactical viewpoint trying to improve what, in my view, cou...
Argentina’s Medical Board to Rule on Diego Maradona’s Death on March 8
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Argentina’s Medical Board to Rule on Diego Maradona’s Death on March 8

Argentina's public prosecutor's office will convene a medical board on March 8 to decide whether the late football legend Diego Maradona was given proper treatment before his death, legal sources said on Tuesday, February 23. The Argetine football legend died of a heart attack on November 25, weeks after undergoing brain surgery on a blood clot. Investigators are trying to determine whether or not there was negligence in Maradona's health care before he died. According to reports from Argentina, nine experts will be called on March 8 including the medical examiners that took part in Maradona's autopsy. The public prosecutor in San Isidro, a suburb of the capital Buenos Aires, has also called two more witnesses to appear before investigators on Thursday: a nursing coordinato...
Mutiu Adepoju pay tribute to the legendary Diego Maradona
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Mutiu Adepoju pay tribute to the legendary Diego Maradona

Mutiu Adepoju, a member of the Super Eagle’s squad at the U.S.A. ’94 World Cup, on Wednesday, paid tribute to the legendary Diego Maradona, who died on November 25, describing the Argentine as one of the greatest to have ever played the game. . Adepoju in his tribute in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, said that the late football icon was only able to outwit his teammates during the World Cup showdown when they lost concentration. . Adepoju, who was nicknamed ‘headmaster’ because of his prowess in the air with precise nodding of the ball, was one of the central midfielders that faced Maradona during Nigeria’s second match at the World Cup. . Nigeria lost the match to Argentina after Claudio Caniggia struck twice in quick succession from Maradona’s assists, in the 22n...
“Cristiano Has A Bit Of Maradona’s Passion, But Messi Has None” – Jorge Jesus
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“Cristiano Has A Bit Of Maradona’s Passion, But Messi Has None” – Jorge Jesus

Benfica manager Jorge Jesus reckons Cristiano Ronaldo is more like Diego Maradona because Lionel Messi has no passion. The Portuguese manager waded into the modern-day GOAT debate by saying Ronaldo played more like the late great Maradona. Argentine icon Maradona passed away aged 60 last week and tributes poured in from around the world. Jesus said: "Maradona was the best player ever, along with Pele. "Pele's still here, he's alive. Maradona was greater, not just because he was a genius, but because of how he showed it. That makes the difference for me. "He was absolutely world-class, but he had a passion for the game, he was born to be a footballer, he was born with everything. "It was not a product of work, he was born like that. But he still loved having the ball."...
Football legend, Diego Maradona recorded a heartbreaking message about his ‘Angel’ youngest son hours before his death
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Football legend, Diego Maradona recorded a heartbreaking message about his ‘Angel’ youngest son hours before his death

It has been revealed that Diego Maradona recorded a heartbreaking message about his 'angel' youngest son hours before his tragic death.   The Argentine icon reportedly asked the stepfather of his son to take good care of the seven-year-old, Dieguito Fernando.   Maradona shared son Dieguito Fernando with his former long-term girlfriend, Veronica Ojeda.   In the recording, he told Mario Baudry, the boyfriend of his son's mother: 'Look after her and look after my angel, who is incomparable.'   Veronica and her son were were also also attendance at the retired footballer's funeral last Thursday.   Maradona is survived by five children, including his daughters Dalma, 33, and Giannina, 31, by his first and only wife Claudia Villafane, 58...
Barcelona Fined €3,000 for Messi Tribute To Diego Maradona
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Barcelona Fined €3,000 for Messi Tribute To Diego Maradona

Barcelona should pay a €3,000 (£2,700) fine after Lionel Messi honored Diego Maradona by celebrating in a Newell’s Old Boys shirt on Sunday. Messi commended his ground-breaking strike from outside of the case against Osasuna by removing Barcelona’s blue-and-burgundy strip to uncover the red-and-dark of Newell’s. Maradona, who passed on a week ago at 60 years old, played for Newell’s toward the finish of his sparkling vocation and Messi wore similar shirt toward the beginning of his, making it a fitting recognition. Messi likewise pantomimed blowing a kiss with two hands to the sky as he looked upward. In any case, the contacting recognition was contrary to the principles of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, who are presently ready to fine the club for Messi’s festival....
Referee Who Missed Maradona’s Hand Of God Goal Says It Was An Honor
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Referee Who Missed Maradona’s Hand Of God Goal Says It Was An Honor

The Tunisian referee from England's infamous defeat by Argentina at the 1986 World Cup says he is "proud and honoured" to have helped Diego Maradona score the " goal of the century". Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60, beat several England players on a mazy dribble from just inside his own half before scoring to put Argentina 2-0 up, four minutes after scoring the controversial goal he famously credited to the "Hand of God". Referee Ali Bin Nasser, now 76, also said he had no option but to award the first goal and recalled how Maradona gave him a signed shirt when they met again in 2015. On the second goal of the game, Bin Nasser told BBC Sport: "He took off from midfield, and I was shadowing him closely. When you're refereeing someone like Maradona, you can't take...
200 Police Officers To Guard Diego Maradona’s Burial Site To Stop Grave Robbers
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200 Police Officers To Guard Diego Maradona’s Burial Site To Stop Grave Robbers

Two hundred cops will guard the cemetery where Diego Maradona is buried to deter grave robbers. Argentine officials fear fanatical fans will plunder his plot in a bid to collect ghoulish mementoes of the World Cup superstar. The Ministry of Security said the strict measures would be in force for at least a week to “prevent any incident” at the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of the capital Buenos Aires. Maradona, whose Hand of God goal knocked England out of the 1986 World Cup, died last week aged 60. He had a heart attack following an op on a brain blood clot. Last week, thousands lined up to see the national hero’s body lie in state. 'THE PEOPLE WORSHIPPED DIEGO' Many more lined the route of the funeral cortege, and cops fought running battles with fans. Of...
Diego Maradona fell and hit his head before he died and was then left alone ‘without help’ for 3 days, his nurse claims
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Diego Maradona fell and hit his head before he died and was then left alone ‘without help’ for 3 days, his nurse claims

Football legend, Diego Maradona reportedly suffered a head injury after a fall at his home a week before he died from a heart attack but was never taken to the hospital.   Italian newspaper La Repubblica claim that the Argentine icon who had only recently had surgery on his brain to remove a blood clot, was not taken for a scan after falling and hitting his head at home.   A lawyer representing a nurse who worked for Maradona is reported to have said: 'Maradona fell to the ground seven days before his death. He fell and hit his head but they didn't take him to the hospital for an MRI or a CT scan.'   The shocking revelation comes as Maradona's personal doctor Leopoldo Luque is being probed over medical negligence as police launch an investigation into h...
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Maradona’s surgeon responds tearfully to investigation into star’s death

  Diego Maradona's surgeon responded to the launch of an investigation for involuntary manslaughter by saying he did "everything he could, up to the impossible" for an "unmanageable" patient. Earlier in the day prosecutors in San Isidro, near Buenos Aires, said they were investigating Leopoldo Luque while Argentine television showed police raiding the doctor's surgery and home. A statement from the prosecutors' office later said they had begun analysing material gathered and clarified that "no decisions have been made at the moment regarding the procedural situation of any person." The probe was triggered by concerns raised by Maradona's daughters Dalma, Gianinna and Jana over the treatment he received for his heart condition at his home in Tigre, north of Buenos Aires, ju...
Gimnasia win first match since Maradona’s death
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Gimnasia win first match since Maradona’s death

The Argentine club managed to secure the perfect tribute for their iconic manager Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata won their first match since the death of head coach and football legend Diego Maradona. Argentina and Napoli great Maradona – arguably football's greatest ever player – died of natural causes at the age of 60 on Wednesday. Maradona was buried in a private funeral at the Jardines de Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires after thousands gathered on the streets of the capital to mourn the 1986 World Cup winner on Thursday.
Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos)
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Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos)

Football legend Diego Maradona has been buried in a private ceremony after a day of emotional scenes in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. Only around two dozen relatives and close friends attended the final ceremony on Thursday. But earlier huge crowds turned out to pay their respects, with many weeping, blowing kisses and praying as they filed past his coffin. Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday aged 60. His death triggered mourning around the world but nowhere was it felt more fiercely than in a country that saw him as a national hero. Maradona's coffin - draped in Argentina's national flag and football shirt, bearing his trademark number 10 on the back - was on public display at the presidential palace on Thursday. By mid-afternoon queues s...
Mourinho reveals Maradona calls as he pays tribute to Argentina legend
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Mourinho reveals Maradona calls as he pays tribute to Argentina legend

The Portuguese tactician will miss the phone calls he received from the Argentine hero after bad results Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says he will miss receiving phone calls from Diego Maradona that were made to lift his spirits after losing matches. The football world is in mourning after the passing of the iconic former player this week. Tributes have flown in from across the world after it was confirmed on Wednesday that the Argentina, Napoli and Boca Juniors hero suffered a fatal heart attack on Wednesday.
Maradona came from another planet and will live forever – Gattuso
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Maradona came from another planet and will live forever – Gattuso

The Napoli manager was quick to pay tribute to the club's icon after his recent tragic passing Football returned to Naples on Thursday but normality did not as the city continued to mourn the death of legend Diego Maradona. Napoli's first match since the passing of their most iconic star this week was played out to the noise of songs and fireworks despite the empty stands at the Stadio San Paolo. Fans were kept away for the Europa League clash with Rijeka, but Neapolitans instead gathered outside the stadium, which could soon be named after Maradona.
Life Of Diego Maradona: 1960 – 2020, As Fans Mourn Across The World (Pictures)
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Life Of Diego Maradona: 1960 – 2020, As Fans Mourn Across The World (Pictures)

On the soccer field, he was considered as a genius. Outside, he was a character known practically everywhere, by everybody. Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, started his story as a player in the Villa Fiorito neighborhood in Buenos Aires and over the decades he became a soccer great. He debuted with Argentinos Juniors and then jumped to the mythical Boca Juniors, where in 1981 he got his first title as a professional soccer player. Then, it was off to Europe, and his legend began. He won three titles with the Barcelona club, becoming a world soccer figure. But Maradona won a place as one of the all-time greats when he led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title in Mexico, where he scored one of the most storied goals in soccer history — the “Hand of ...
Maradona: Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi And Kanu and Others Lead Tributes
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Maradona: Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi And Kanu and Others Lead Tributes

Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Barcelona lead the tributes to 'legendary' Diego Maradona as the world of football mourns the passing of Argentine hero Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack in Argentina at the age of 60 It comes just three weeks after he had surgery on a blood clot in his brain His passing has left the world of football in mourning at loss of one of its icons Brazil legend Pele said he had 'lost a great friend' after Maradona's death Cristiano Ronaldo called the Argentina legend an 'eternal genius' on Instagram Former clubs including Napoli, Boca Juniors and Barca also paid tribute to him Tributes from the world of football have flooded in for Diego Maradona after he died at the age of 60. The football legend had a heart attack at his home ...
Diego Maradona’s last words before his death revealed as Argentina’s president orders three days of national mourning
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Diego Maradona’s last words before his death revealed as Argentina’s president orders three days of national mourning

On Wednesday November 25, the world was shocked by news of the death of former Barcelona, Napoli and Argentina playmaker, Diego Maradona.   He passed away at the age of 60 after reportedly suffering a heart attack in his native Argentina.   His final words before his death has now been revealed. According to the football legend's family, Maradona's last words before he died were: “I don’t feel well.”   According to his nephew, Johnny Esposito, Maradona complained he didn’t feel well after having breakfast on Wednesday and said he was going to lie down again.   Johnny described how Maradona had awoken in the morning looking pale and complaining of feeling cold.   He went back to bed after a quick breakfast where he is said to have pron...
Maradona Is A god In Naples City, People Are Weeping Like Zombies In The Street
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Maradona Is A god In Naples City, People Are Weeping Like Zombies In The Street

Maradona is a god in this city. People are walking around the streets like zombies, weeping at the news that Diego is dead. Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 on Wednesday after a cardiac arrest The Argentinian forward was revered as a football icon in the city of Naples. The city has fallen completely still following Wednesday's tragic news Fans are already flocking to the two Maradona murals in Napoli to pay respects For a moment, Naples closed its eyes full of tears on Wednesday afternoon. The city lost its patron saint for the second time. Diego Maradona is considered by all in Naples to be the greatest symbol of the city. As news filtered out about the Argentinian legend's death, church bells began to ring throughout the streets. The climate is surreal, especi...
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Maradona To Undergo Surgery For Blood Clot In Brain

Argentina legend Diego Maradona was admitted to hospital on Monday and had been said to be recovering well after being anaemic and dehydrated; The 1986 World Cup winner is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time Diego Maradona will undergo surgery for a subdural hematoma on Tuesday evening in Buenos Aires, the Argentina legend's doctor has confirmed. Maradona had been hospitalised since Monday night for anaemia and dehydration, though his condition had been improving, his personal doctor said earlier on Tuesday.
Pele Ranked The Greatest Footballer Of All Time By BBC Poll, Messi 2nd
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Pele Ranked The Greatest Footballer Of All Time By BBC Poll, Messi 2nd

As Pele turned 80, BBC Sport asked it's thousands of readers to rate his achievements among some of the other GOATs The results have now been counted and Pele was ranked as the greatest, with Barcelona's Lionel Messi in second and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in third. We have put the players in order of the results below. Note: The Ballon d'Or could only be won by a European player until 1995 1: Pele (Santos, NY Cosmos & Brazil) World Cup wins: 1958, 1962, 1970 European Cup/Champions League wins: 0 Ballons d'Or: 0 League titles: 7 International caps/goals: 92/77 A teenage dream who was the highest-paid and highest-profile sports star in the world in his pomp, Pele was a phenomenon. Breaking on to the global scene aged 17 with a hat-trick in the World Cup semi-...
Newly Promoted La Liga Side Elche Set To Appoint Maradona As New Manager
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Newly Promoted La Liga Side Elche Set To Appoint Maradona As New Manager

Newly promoted La Liga side Elche say they want to hire Diego Maradona as their new manager after returning to the Spanish topflight via the playoffs on Sunday. According to Super Deporte outline the former football superstar could be appointed as the new boss as he is linked to a successful takeover of the club. The influential Argentine Christian Bragarnik is now the majority owner of the Spanish club after completing the purchase of 70 percent of shares which had previously been owned by José Sepulcre for a fee of €30m. The report claims that Bragarnik is the South American version of influential football agent Jorge Mendes, and he could exert influence and power to bring new faces into the club. This explains why the newly promoted club decided to sack boss José Rojo P...
Victor Osimhen Apologizes To Punch Over “Na Thunder Go Fire Una” Statement
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Victor Osimhen Apologizes To Punch Over “Na Thunder Go Fire Una” Statement

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen have taken to Twitter to apologise to Nigerian news outlet Punch for the language he used in replying them few days ago. Recall that the newspaper published a post where the new Napoli recruit was alleged to have made a statement of emulating club legend Diego Maradona of which he debunked by writing: "I never said such a thing, y’all copy paste journalist just like to fabricate lies, since the passing of my late father I haven’t grant any interview whatsoever, stop this nonsense else na thunder go fire una." He wrote via Twitter late on Sunday night: As much as I dislike being misquoted or taken out of context by the media, I want to apologise to @MobilePunch and other journalists that felt offended for the type of language I used in my ear...
Voting Result For The Greatest Footballer Of The 21st Century
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Voting Result For The Greatest Footballer Of The 21st Century

In a vote of the greatest football player of the 21st Century, Barcelona's Lionel Messi came out as the winner of the title as he was voted the greatest player among other prominent contenders like Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, De Lima Ronaldo and others excluding the likes of Pele, Johan Cruyff and Diego Maradona from the list of contenders. The Barcelona forward started the new decade with a record-breaking sixth Balon d'or trophy, which is so far, since the history of modern football, the highest won by any footballer and he is widely accepted as one of the greatest athletes since the turn of the millennium. One very prominent contender and former La Liga star/rival of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo was got the highest votes to beat all the other star players he was paired with ...
Maradona Prays For ‘Hand Of God’ To Stop Coronavirus
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Maradona Prays For ‘Hand Of God’ To Stop Coronavirus

Diego Maradona, the Argentine football legend has asked the Hand of God to deliver the world from the coronavirus pandemic. The World Cup winner referred to his hand-assisted goal in the 1986 World Cup after Argentine football chiefs voted to end the current season. This has saved Maradona-managed bottom club Gimnasia from relegation. “Today this happened to us and many people say it is a new Hand of God ,” said Maradona, alluding to his infamous goal against England. “But today I’m asking for that hand to end this pandemic so people can go back to living their lives, healthy and happy.” On being thrown a lifeline by the suspension of the season, he told Argentine daily Clarin: “It’s not the ending we had wanted, we were convinced we could save ourselves on the pitch.” ...
What Happened to Ronaldinho Made me Sad – Maradona
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What Happened to Ronaldinho Made me Sad – Maradona

Football icon, Diego Maradona, has said that what happened to Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho, in Paraguay made him sad. DAILY POST recalls that Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis were arrested in Paraguay in early March, for allegedly using fake documents to enter the country. Ronaldinho left prison after 32 days when Judge Gustavo Amarilla decided that the former Brazilian international and his brother can live in a hotel in Asuncion, while they await trial on their charges. But Maradona has now leaped to the defense of Ronaldinho and insisted that the former AC Milan star is not a criminal. The Argentina legend believes the 40-year-old is innocent, adding that the former attacking midfielder maestro only went to Paraguay to work. “What happened to Ronaldinho made m...
Nani names ex-Man Utd teammate Ronaldo as football’s greatest
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Nani names ex-Man Utd teammate Ronaldo as football’s greatest

Nani says former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is above Lionel Messi, Pele and Diego Maradona as football's greatest ever player. The Orlando City spent several seasons with Ronaldo at Old Trafford. "One player who really surprised me and impressed me a lot in the beginning was Paul Scholes - he was phenomenal," he told Football Wave. "My favourite was still Cristiano Ronaldo - the best. "Best player ever? I have seen so many... even from the past like Maradona, Pele... but I would pick my companion of many battles, someone I have won so much with, someone I really respect. "Numbers don't lie and they also show he is the best - Cristiano Ronaldo."
Pique Chooses Better Player Between Messi, Maradona
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Pique Chooses Better Player Between Messi, Maradona

Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, has said Lionel Messi is a better player than Diego Maradona, because of his consistency. The two footballers have often been compared to one another, having both played for Barcelona and Argentina. However, Pique feels Messi’s performances at the top level, sets him apart from Maradona. “Maradona was a unique player in the history of football, he went through Barca and Napoli, he will be remembered forever. “But if you ask me to choose between Leo or Diego, I would say Messi because of his consistency and the magic he produces on a daily basis,” Pique told a press conference on Monday. Barca travel to Napoli in the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday.
Maradona Takes Unknown Substance As Assistant Coaches And Substitutes Block Camera (VIDEO)
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Maradona Takes Unknown Substance As Assistant Coaches And Substitutes Block Camera (VIDEO)

A mysterious footage of football legend, Diego Maradona have surfaced online with his coaching staff deliberately blocking television cameras while the World Cup-winning legend is handed an unknown substance on the bench during an Argentine league match. Maradona, who currently manages struggling Gimnasia de la Plata side in Buenos Aires, lost 1-0 to fifth-place Rosario Central in the Superliga on Saturday. In curious scenes on the bench, television cameras appear to show one of Maradona’s coaching staff approach the 59-year-old to hand him an unidentified package. Another coach seems to gesture to a further member of the technical area to stand in a space which blocks a television camera’s view of the transaction. Video Player http://talkofnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/20...
Diego Maradona’s daughter raises concerns about her father’s health, says he’s ‘getting killed from the inside’
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Diego Maradona’s daughter raises concerns about her father’s health, says he’s ‘getting killed from the inside’

Giannina Maradona, the daughter of Diego Maradona has raised concerns about her father's health after posting that the football legend is 'getting killed from the inside'. The Argentine legend's daughter, 30, took to social media to make the comments, writing: 'He is not dying because his body has decided so, he is getting killed from the inside and does not realise it. 'I do not believe in the parameters of normal, but that is far from the reality of what he deserves. Pray for him. Please! Thank you!' Giannina, who was previously married to Manchester City star Sergio Aguero went on to say: 'Do you remember there was a zoo that allowed you to take photographs with a giant lion? 'You could go inside the cage and just about 'hug him'... They had him on pills, if not, it would be...
Newell’s Old Boys Give Gimnasia Manager Diego Maradona His Own Pitchside Throne
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Newell’s Old Boys Give Gimnasia Manager Diego Maradona His Own Pitchside Throne

Newell's Old Boys gave Argentina legend Diego Maradona his own personal pitchside throne for their game against his Gimnasia side last night. Maradona, who turns 59 today, played five times for Newell's late on in his illustrious career and was given a hero's welcome by the club's fans at his hotel in Rosario prior to the match. Then, 'El Diego' was presented with a framed painting, a canvas artwork, a Newell's shirt and his very own throne just before kick off, gracing the chair with his signature. And the 1986 World Cup winner wasted no time in getting comfortable and duly watched his team smash Newell's 4-0 at the Marcelo Bielsa stadium while in a seat fit for a king. The rest of his backroom staff took their seats on the bench but clearly Maradona was too cool for a dugout....
Irony Of Life: Maradona, Pele & Platini
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Irony Of Life: Maradona, Pele & Platini

This has to go down as the most Ironic picture in history. A charity match was played in 1986 to promote fight against drugs and corruption. Diego Maradona in the picture wore the No to drugs jersey while Michel Platini wore say no to corruption jersey, while Pele stood in between them as the neutral party. In Future both players were found guilty of what they stood against; Maradona was banned from football in August 1994 for 15 months for drug abuse while Platini was banned from football for life in December 2015 on corruption charges. Pele remain neutral till date ?. Inside Life.
Diego Maradona Dances In Dressing Room After First Win As Gimnasia Coach
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Diego Maradona Dances In Dressing Room After First Win As Gimnasia Coach

Diego Maradona showed off his dance moves after winning his first match as manager of Argentinian Primera Division side Gimnasia on Sunday. The 58-year-old, who had surgery on his knees in the summer, wiggled his hips in the changing rooms as he celebrated the victory. Gimnasia, who were lifted off the bottom of the table with a 4-2 win over Godoy Cruz, face another must-win match on Saturday when they face 21st Union at home. Watch the video... ???¡El BAILE de la VICTORIA! Así celebró MARADONA el triunfo de @gimnasiaoficial. ? @jmbianchi20 pic.twitter.com/tzMfLf19Mu — ChiringuitoLatino (@chirilatino) October 5, 2019
I Taught Messi How To Play Free-kick – Maradona
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I Taught Messi How To Play Free-kick – Maradona

Diego Maradona has revealed how he helped teach Lionel Messi how to take free-kicks during his time as coach of La Albiceleste of Argentina. Maradona stated that during the period between 2008 and 2010, Messi sort his assistance over how to take free-kicks. According to Maradona, the advice he gave Messi is part of why the Barcelona star has improved in that aspect of football. Speaking on Messi who scored 8 direct free-kicks for Barcelona last season, Maradona was quoted by Daily Mail saying: “Messi had an issue with free-kicks. When we finished every training session, we kept Leo behind so he could practice, and he started to hit the post. “I didn’t teach him how to take a free-kick, then he asked me how I was able to score. “I said, ‘you just have to hit it in the middle...
Diego Maradona In Tears As Thousands Of Fans Welcome Him As New Coach
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Diego Maradona In Tears As Thousands Of Fans Welcome Him As New Coach

Argentina Legend Diego Maradona was left in tears at his unveiling as manager of Gimnasia with thousands of fans present. Maradona has taken charge of Gimnasia, who are bottom of the Primera Division, until the end of the season, and arrived for his first training session at the club. Gimnasia are nicknamed El Lobo, meaning 'The Wolf', and Maradona entered the pitch at the Estadio Juan Carmelo Zerillo through an inflatable wolf's head. While the fans cheered, Maradona was then ushered into a golf buggy to take him to the centre circle. Once he arrived in the middle of the pitch, Maradona,holding a football, was overcome with emotion. Watch Video   View this post on Instagram   DIEGO, COMO UN HIN...
Argentina legend Diego Maradona named Gimnasia head coach
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Argentina legend Diego Maradona named Gimnasia head coach

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has been named manager of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata - the first coaching job in his homeland since 2010. The 58-year-old, Argentina's 1986 World Cup-winning captain, takes charge until the end of the season. Gimnasia - nicknamed El Lobo, which means 'the Wolf' - are bottom of the Primera Division. "Star of world football Diego Maradona has signed his name and is the new coach of Gimnasia," the club said. Maradona, who shared Fifa's Player of the 20th Century award with Brazilian great Pele, takes on a team who have gained one point from their past five matches. He left his previous managerial role of Mexico second division outfit Dorados de Sinaloa in June, citing issues with his health, after failing to secure promotion to the top flight. ...
Diego Maradona Continues Recovery After Knee Surgery
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Diego Maradona Continues Recovery After Knee Surgery

Argentina football Legend Diego Maradona has shared a video update on his health after a recent knee surgery, MySportDab reports. Maradona underwent surgery on his right knee last week but is now able to walk with support – something that has delighted the 58-year-old. He posted a video on Thursday showing his Instagram followers how his rehabilitation is going before beaming a big smile towards the camera. 'Today I cheered up, and I could walk only with the bandage,' Maradonawrote on Instagram. 'Thank God, and my surgeon @Dr.Eyharchet, I feel very good! 'I want to thank all of you, my friends, former colleagues, colleagues and followers, for the messages and the good vibes. A big hug to everyone and we go for much more!' The World Cup winner, who had suffered from ar...
Cristiano Ronaldo Receives MARCA Legend Award In Spain
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Cristiano Ronaldo Receives MARCA Legend Award In Spain

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded Spanish newspaper Marca's Legend award. The Portuguese superstar has been honoured by the publication in recognition of his achievements in football and his record-breaking tenure with Real Madrid. Marca select individuals who have dominated in their sporting profession, after creating the award in 1997. Ronaldo joins the likes of Michael Jordan, Pele, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Muhammad Ali, Usian Bolt, Michael Phelps, Michael Schumacher and Diego Maradona. His football rival Lionel Messi also scooped the award in 2015.In selecting Ronaldo, Marca reflected back on a career of extraordinary success which is still writing new chapters. Ronaldo has won five Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups,...
Buyer beware! Why Real Madrid & Bayern Munich don’t want €42m James Rodriguez?
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Buyer beware! Why Real Madrid & Bayern Munich don’t want €42m James Rodriguez?

The Colombia attacker can add goals to any team, so why are two of Europe's biggest clubs not interested in having him in their squads? There is no doubting James Rodriguez's ability in front of goal. The Colombia international won the Golden Boot at the 2014 World Cup, with then-Uruguayboss Oscar Tabarez listing him among football's great attackers: "From what I have seen, he is the best player in the World Cup. Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez - they do things because they have a certain gift which makes them special." Every time Rodriguez is on the ball, there is the potential for something special. When he is on the field, his team are likely to score more goals. This was the case with Bayern Munich in 2018-19. They played 20 Bundesliga games with...
Maradona Names One Man United Big Star he’ll Get Rid of as Manager
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Maradona Names One Man United Big Star he’ll Get Rid of as Manager

Diego Maradona has suggested he would get rid of French midfielder, Paul Pogba if he was the manager of Manchester United. He said the Frenchman “doesn’t work hard enough” to be in his team. Maradona said this when he spoke about Manchester United in an interview with FourFourTwo. He said, ”With United I liked Ander Herrera,” he said. “Paul Pogba? Doesn’t work hard enough.” Pogba’s future under Ole Gunner Solskjaer has been a subject of much speculation this summer. The World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Real Madrid with Juventus also in line to bring him back to Italy.
Maradona to leave Dorados over ‘referee bias’
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Maradona to leave Dorados over ‘referee bias’

Argentina great Diego Maradona said he will quit his job at Mexican second-division club Dorados at the end of the season over perceived refereeing bias against his team. The 58-year-old Maradona made the decision on Friday following a 1-1 draw with Venados, claiming his touchline presence led to decisions going against his team. “Once it (the Clausura) is finished, I will leave Dorados,” Maradona said at a news conference. “I’m very sorry about it, but that’s my decision.” Maradona, who won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina, said he would ask for a meeting with the club president to notify him of his decision and the reason behind it. At the root of his anger on Friday was a “very clear” penalty that was not awarded to his side. “Do you know why the referee didn’t give ...
United versus Barca: Heavyweight clash with an impressive memory
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United versus Barca: Heavyweight clash with an impressive memory

Manchester United were yesterday drawn against Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals, evoking memories of some wonderful European encounters. The two heavyweights first met in 1984 with an incredible two-legged tie in the Cup Winners’ Cup setting the benchmark for what was to follow. Still talked about by United fans of a certain vintage as one of the best nights in the club’s history. Having lost the first leg 2-0 at Camp Nou, United were heavy underdogs but a Barcelona side containing Diego Maradona and Bernd Schuster were overwhelmed amid a frenzied atmosphere at Old Trafford. Bryan Robson scored either side of half-time to level the tie on aggregate before Frank Stapleton popped up with the winner eight minutes into the second period. United could not go all the way...
Maradona Describes Cristiano Ronaldo In Two Words
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Maradona Describes Cristiano Ronaldo In Two Words

Argentine football icon, Diego Maradona has hailed Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo as a “sorcerer.” Maradona stated this after the magical Juventus star fulfilled his pre-match prediction by scoring a hat-trick against Spanish side, Atletico Madrid. Juventus share price shot up by 20% after reaching the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday to pay back another chunk of Ronaldo’s £85m transfer fee. Reacting to the player’s performance, Maradona told Marca, “There are players who have been touched by a magic wand. We Argentines are proud that Lionel Messi is Argentinian. “The other one is an animal. Ronaldo is pure power, and now he’s also a sorcerer. He said he’d score three goals and he scored three goals.” The Portuguese captain netted his eighth Champions League ...
Messi, Ronaldo Go after Pele’s Record
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Messi, Ronaldo Go after Pele’s Record

The rivalry between former World Footballer of the Year recipient Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo took another dimension last week as the duo go head to head to erase age-long goal record set by legendary Pele. The duo in the last 11 years have five Ballon Dor each and had continued to break new ground in the present day football especially at club level when they have won several trophies both in domestic and Europe. Barcelona forward, Messi has  scored his 576th goal in 660 appearances for Barcelona with goal against Levante last Thursday has his latest installment in Copa del Rey win for his club.  After beating Gerd Muller’s record of 565 goals for Bayern Munich in 1964-1969 back in November, the Argentine only has Pele ahead of him. ...
Diego Maradona Says He’ll Evict His Ex-Girlfriend And Her Family From His Luxury House After Wanting To ‘Rip Her Head Off’
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Diego Maradona Says He’ll Evict His Ex-Girlfriend And Her Family From His Luxury House After Wanting To ‘Rip Her Head Off’

Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona has revealed he wanted to rip his ex-girlfriend's "head off" for breaking a confidentiality agreement. Maradona during an phone interview on Argentine TV show, La Red, after his break up from Rocio Oliva - who is 30 years his junior, stated that though he isn't a woman beater, he was almost pushed to 'rip off' Rocio Oliva's head "'I am not a wife beater, but I wanted to rip her head off. "She did everything to me. "I finished that interview and I called Matias Morla [his lawyer]. "She had signed a document which stated she would not say anything. This rally she's doing on her holiday, she's doing it with my money." The 58-year-old added: "The truth is I was the moron. Rocio signed a document saying she couldn't say absolutely anyt...
Maradona Operated Successfully, Remains Hospitalized
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Maradona Operated Successfully, Remains Hospitalized

The legend of Argentine football Diego Maradona, new coach of the Mexican club Dorado Sinaloa, in a press conference on September 10, 2018 in Culiacán The legend of Argentine football Diego Maradona was successfully operated on Saturday and was to remain in the clinic in Buenos Aires where this surgery was planned, announced his lawyer Matias Morla. “The surgery on Diego Maradona is over, thanks to God everything went well”, tweeted the lawyer, without specifying what type of operation it was. Clinic sources quoted by the local press suggest an umbilical hernia (a kind of bulge in the belly button). Maradona (58) is expected to remain hospitalized at least until Sunday afternoon, according to the same sources. The coach completed a medical e...
“Lionel Messi Will Never Be A Leader” – Diego Maradona
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“Lionel Messi Will Never Be A Leader” – Diego Maradona

Argentina Legend Diego Maradona has slammed Barcelona star Lionel Messi saying he will never be a leader at Camp Nou or Argentina. Lionel Messi is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world of football. The 31-year-old has scored over 600 goals for both club and country and is a five time Ballon D'Or winner. However, Maradona regarded also as a football great, has aimed a dig at his compatriot yet again. "I love him with all my heart, he is a phenomenon, but they want to make hima leader, and he will never be a leader," he said. "He will always stay in his sporting, family and football world." MySportDab report Messi has been captain of the national team for years but has not managed to lead his team to World Cup or Copa America glory, losing three finals...
“Lionel Messi Can’t Be Compared To Maradona Or Pele” – Zico
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“Lionel Messi Can’t Be Compared To Maradona Or Pele” – Zico

Brazil legend Zico has said that Barcelona Star Lionel Messi can't be compared to Diego Maradona or Pele because he has not won the World Cup. Messi is widely regarded as one the best players in the world alongside rival Cristiano Ronaldo. But Messi has failed to win any international honors with the Argentina national team and got knocked out of 2018 World Cup in the last 16. MySportDab report Argentina have struggled to win any trophy over the years, finishing second at the Copa America in 2015 and 2016 meaning Messi’s only international trophy is a gold medal from the 2008 Olympics. And Zico believes that leaves Lionel Messi is trailing Pele and Maradona when it comes to considering who the greatest of all time is. “Messi is close to Maradona,” Zico told Omnisport. ...
Maradona Shows Support For Racism Victim Koulibaly
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Maradona Shows Support For Racism Victim Koulibaly

Diego Maradona has given his backing to Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly after the Senegalese international was subjected to racist abuse by Inter Milan supporters last week. Maradona (Instagram) Argentina great Maradona, who won the Serie A title with Napoli in 1987 and 1990, posted a picture of himself on social media holding up Koulibaly’s No.26 shirt with a message of support for the player, who was targeted with monkey chants by Inter fans during Napoli’s 1-0 defeat at the San Siro on Wednesday. “I played for Napoli for seven years and I also suffered from racist chants from some fans,” said Maradona, who is coach of Mexican second division outfit Dorados and adored by Napoli fans. The 58-year-old, currently on holiday in Buenos Aires as the Mexican league is on a bre...