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21:35  25 november  2020
21:35  25 november  2020 Source:   sport24.lefigaro.fr

Obituary: Argentine soccer genius Maradona saw heaven and hell

  Obituary: Argentine soccer genius Maradona saw heaven and hell Obituary: Argentine soccer genius Maradona saw heaven and hellMaradona had died after suffering a heart attack at his home in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, those close to him confirmed.

Maradona was born in 1960 in the Villa Fiorito area of Buenos Aires and would go on to become one of the most famous faces on the planet. On the afternoon of that moment of divine intervention, a sweltering day in Mexico City in 1986, Maradona was at the peak of his powers.

Diego Maradona always knew he was living on borrowed time. The only surprise was that he made it this far. But defying the odds was a running theme in the extraordinary life of the ultimate party animal who just happened to be the greatest footballer of his time.

  Diego Maradona, footballeur d'exception mais aussi de tous les excès © Panoramic

Diego Maradona, football genius who died on Wednesday, paid dearly for his glory by sinking into drugs and alcohol, but this football icon, the equal of a god in Argentina, had always known how to bounce back. Despite his excesses of all kinds, Diego Armando Maradona, born in Buenos Aires and who had just celebrated his 60th birthday, will forever remain the "diez", the number ten, capable of scoring the most beautiful goals in history, like King Pelé, ultimately his only rival.

Angel or demon? The controversy has never stopped. "Rebel. Hero. Scammer. God ”: in his documentary“ Diego Maradona ”, presented out of competition at the Cannes film festival in May 2019, the Briton Asif Kapadia recounts the tumultuous years of the Argentine in Naples, which brought him his greatest joys and ended up with the grind. From the poor neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, the "Pibe de oro" ("golden kid") fell into the cauldron of Bombonera, the stadium of the Boca Juniors club, when he was little.

OBITUARY: Maradona rose from poverty to become one of the greatest

  OBITUARY: Maradona rose from poverty to become one of the greatest JEFF POWELL: To many, Diego Maradona is best remembered for the Hand of God goal that knocked England out of Mexico 86 and his later descent into drugs. But Jeff Powell, who was the first British journalist to recognise his genius, believes the little Argentine should be celebrated as the greatest player (bar one) to have graced the game © Provided by Daily Mail Diego Maradona, one of the all-time ultimate legends of football, has died at the age of 60 © Provided by Daily Mail Many will remember him for the  'Hand of God' but the little Argentine was so much more Two nights after Argentina's tumult

Football is a haven against adulthood for us all, though; a place where players and fans can act like kids. Maradona was the essence of “If we’d have equalised, Maradona would have got the ball, gone up the pitch and scored,” Barnes said, dismissing the theory that England had any chance.

Football legend Maradona has passed away at the age of 60. I am creating this thread to collect tributes from An exceptionally gifted and talented footballer . Rest in peace. Axel Witsel - RIP Diego Maradona . They were picking the greatest players of all time and about Maradona they wrote

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Outstanding dribbler capable of mystifying the defenses, Maradona will remain the symbol and captain undisputed from Argentina. Under the colors of the national team for 17 years (1977-1994), the legendary number 10 scored 50 goals in 115 matches and offered his country the second World Cup in its history in 1986.

"The hand of God

Among the thousands of photos accompanying the glory then the downfall of Maradona, two images sum up her life. The first dates back to 1986, one evening of the World Cup final, in the mythical Aztec stadium in Mexico City, where the 1.65 m player is only a huge smile brandishing the world trophy. He is at the top of his game.

Naples' mayor begins process to rename stadium for Maradona

  Naples' mayor begins process to rename stadium for Maradona The mayor of Naples started the formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona on Thursday. The move comes with the city in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery. “We are already putting it together this morning, taking the first steps to dedicate Naples’ stadium to Maradona,” Luigi De Magistris said. “It’s a process but it will be a quick process, because when there is such a strong desire there’s nothing that will hold us up.

Diego Maradona has died according to reports.The greatest player I've ever seen, by some way.The ultimate maverick personality, the A flawed genius, sure, but also a genius that gave us some of the most incredible football moments of all time What he did for Argentina and Napoli was remarkable.

Arguably the world’s greatest ever footballer , Diego Armando Maradona has died aged 60. We take a look back at his colourful career on and off the pitch. Main image: Diego Maradona is lifted up as he holds the World Cup trophy for Argentina in 1986.

His goal scored with his hand against the English in the quarter-finals made a whole people scream with joy, who accepted Maradona's improvised and brilliant explanation: "the hand of God". But football fans will especially remember his second goal against the same English, he who reviewed all the defense before deceiving the goalkeeper, a masterpiece of intuition and pure talent.

Much less glorious, the second photo dates from April 26, 1991. Shaggy, puffy, unshaven, eyes extinguished, Maradona leaves her home in Buenos Aires surrounded by two police officers who came to arrest her for possession and consumption of cocaine. It is the beginning of degradation, rowdy declarations, excesses of all kinds, returns to the foreground carefully orchestrated by an entourage of sharks. Detoxification cures will now alternate with relapses.

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Diego Maradona once said he hated 'everything' from the US, and called President George W. Bush 'human trash'

  Diego Maradona once said he hated 'everything' from the US, and called President George W. Bush 'human trash' At an anti-Bush protest in Argentina in 2005, Maradona also wore a "Stop Bush" t-shirt that had the "s" in "Bush" replaced by a swastika.Speaking in 2007 to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Maradona discussed his own personal belief in socialism, and denounced the US.

Diego Maradona , one of the all-time ultimate legends of football , has died at the age of 60. Many will remember him for the 'Hand of God' but the little But the advent of the unlikely looking genius who was to become the most potent challenger to Pele's mantle of Greatest Footballer Of All Time would

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has died, aged 60. Maradona , who led his country to World Cup glory in 1986, is widely considered one of the best footballers in history.

After having tasted drugs in the barrio Chino in Barcelona, ​​where he played two seasons (1982-1984), his habituation did not weaken during his years of glory in Naples (1984-1991), club where he is adulated for having won him the only two titles of Italian champion of its history, in 1987 and 1990.

But Maradona paid dearly for this celebrity which he never knew how to manage. Soiled by scandals, under a two-year suspension for a new positive test in 1994, he officially left the world of football, at 37, on his birthday.

Repeated crises

Far from the stages, the decline will accelerate. In 2000, he was hospitalized in Punta del Este, Uruguay's famous seaside resort, for a drug-related heart attack. He got out of it and went to Cuba for rehab. Four years of back and forth between Argentina and his second homeland will not succeed in curing him sustainably of his addiction to cocaine. In 2004, he came close to death after a cardiovascular accident after which he returned to Havana. The following year, he underwent surgery in Bogota to reduce the absorption capacity of his stomach to fight obesity, which allowed him to lose nearly 50 kilos.

Diego Maradona's lawyer wants investigation into arrival time of ambulance

  Diego Maradona's lawyer wants investigation into arrival time of ambulance Diego Maradona's longtime lawyer and agent wants an investigation launched regarding the arrival time of an ambulance to the soccer legend's home.Maradona died Tuesday at age 60 following a heart attack, his spokesman Sebastián Sanchi said.

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Argentina wants it again believe. At the end of 2005, charming and in good shape, he broke audience records with his television program “La nuit du 10” where he notably invited his great rival Pelé. However, Diego starts to drink, gets fat, smokes and relapses in a hepathic attack which brings him back to the hospital in 2007.

Once again, he gets out of it and goes back to work. Appointed coach of the Argentina team in 2008, he was dismissed two years later for poor results. Subsequently, he coached two Emirati clubs before enlisting as president of Belarusian club Dinamo Brest (D1) in 2018. The same year, he became coach of Dorados de Sinaloa (Mexican D2) before slamming. the door with a crash eight months later because of a penalty not whistled for his club. Maradona in all its splendor ...

Remembering Diego Maradona, a leftie on the field — and in politics .
While Diego Maradona never ran or held public office, his success on the field, larger-than-life personality and friendships with leftist leaders connected him to political life in Argentina and across Latin America over more than three decades. “Fútbol is practically our religion. It’s impossible to separate Argentina from fútbol,” said Patricio Eleisegui, a fan from Argentina who last week visited Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, the site of the 1986 England game. “Maradona was a representation of all our dreams.

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