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Category: Diego Maradona

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Peter Shilton: ‘Maradona’s the greatest player in history but I don’t respect him’

England’s most capped player has never forgiven Diego Maradona for his failure to apologise for the 1986 Hand of God goalFifty years since his England debut, and 30 years since his final appearance as one of the great World Cup goalkeepers at Italia 90…

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Tottenham’s off-brand rotational fouling has a special kind of purity | Barney Ronay

Spurs’ treatment of Wolves winger Adama Traoré was systematic and ugly – but admirable in its way“That son of a bitch kept his arm out and rammed it into my jaw. It wasn’t a kick this time, it was a punch – bam!”One of the best bits in Diego Maradona’s…

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Tottenham’s off-brand rotational fouling has a special kind of purity | Barney Ronay

Spurs’ treatment of Wolves winger Adama Traoré was systematic and ugly – but admirable in its way“That son of a bitch kept his arm out and rammed it into my jaw. It wasn’t a kick this time, it was a punch – bam!”One of the best bits in Diego Maradona’s…

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Diego Maradona stays as Gimnasia manager following outcry by fans

• Supporters protested after Maradona quit on Wednesday• Took job on condition Gabriel Pellegrino stayed as presidentJust two days after announcing his departure as manager of struggling Argentinian first division side Gimnasia y Esgrima, Diego Maradon…

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Politics derail Diego Maradona at Gimnasia after only three months

• Maradona lasts eight games at struggling Argentinian side• Club elections cost Maradona ally his job as presidentDiego Maradona has left his latest club after three months in charge. The former Argentina forward and World Cup winner, who became the m…

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The real Diego Maradona comes to life in Mexico in captivating series | Ed Vulliamy

When the Argentina legend went to manage a Mexican second division side in drug- and gang-ravaged Culiacán, many feared the worst, but a revealing documentary shows him thrivingDiego Maradona tears a piece of paper, then again, until it is in shreds. O…

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‘Maradona in Mexico’: watch a trailer for the new Netflix series – video

The trailer for the new Netflix series ‘Maradona in Mexico’. The docu-series follows Argentinian footballing great Diego Maradona as he heads to Culiacán, the heart of the Sinaloa Cartel, to help the local Dorados team Continue reading…

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Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary slices through the myth to show us the man

As an Argentinian growing up far from home, I clung on to the legend of our greatest footballer. Now I appreciate his lows as well as his highsDiego Armando Maradona’s life is a cliché, a rags to riches tragedy. He started as a poor boy with no filter,…

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Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary slices through the myth to show us the man

As an Argentinian growing up far from home, I clung on to the legend of our greatest footballer. Now I appreciate his lows as well as his highsDiego Armando Maradona’s life is a cliché, a rags to riches tragedy. He started as a poor boy with no filter,…

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Sports quiz of the week: big goals, beer, bans, beaten finalists and a bum

Who arrived in style? Who hung the DJ out to dry? Who is all in?Football quiz: early season sackingsCristiano Ronaldo scored his 93rd goal for Portugal this week. Only one player has scored more international goals than Ronaldo. Which country did he re…

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‘This team will be an example’: Maradona given raucous welcome at Gimnasia – video

Diego Maradona received a welcome and jumped and sang with fans as he led his first open training session as head coach of Argentine side Gimnasia. Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plataare currently battling against possible relegation to the second division.• M…

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Diego Maradona returns to coaching with Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata

Argentina legend takes over club battling relegationJob will be Maradona’s sixth as a club managerArgentina’s Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata have confirmed Diego Maradona as their new manager. The club sit 18th in the Argentinian Superliga and are in dang…

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Maradona film reminds that untameables were not always untouchable | Richard Williams

The Argentinian great’s Napoli years show the real pressures of adulation compared to today’s walled-away talentsWhen I sat down in a cinema to watch Emir Kusturica’s documentary about Diego Maradona a decade or so ago, I still thought of myself as a P…

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One that got away for Maradona and Napoli remains wrapped in suspicion | Tim Lewis

Late-season collapse was accompanied by strange events off the field as Napoli sought a second successive title in 1987-88When Napoli beat Juventus 1-0 in November 1985, thanks to a Diego Maradona free-kick, five people fainted in the stadium and two h…

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Maradona and Naples created an unearthly and sometimes dark magic. I was there | Ed Vulliamy

A new documentary about the footballer’s life doesn’t capture the way an underdog city both beatified and ensnared its favourite sonSundays would begin and end at a bar called Bollicine – bubbles – behind Piazza Leopardi station in the Fuorigrotta quar…

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Diego Maradona: flight of the enchanter – from the archive, 6 April 1991

6 April 1991 Diego Maradona was the world’s greatest footballer and a millionaire many times over. But the shanty-town kid from Buenos Aires never lost his taste for the underworld and he has become embroiled in a Neapolitan saga of call girls and coca…

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Lothar Matthäus: ‘With Putin I talked football, judo and Brexit’

The German legend discusses Bayern’s defeat by Manchester United 20 years on, Maradona and meeting Russia’s presidentIt is hard to define Lothar Matthäus. A box-to-box midfielder or a libero? Germany’s most-capped player but perhaps still a little unlo…

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Diego Maradona review – flashy study of football’s flawed genius

Asif Kapadia, director of Amy and Senna, captures all the euphoria and catastrophe in a gripping documentary about the ‘hand of God’ megastar‘A bit of cheating and a lot of genius.” That’s how someone in this film summarises the Argentinian football me…

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Diego Maradona documentary: official trailer – video

The full trailer has been released for Diego Maradona, a feature-length documentary about the Argentinian legend’s time at Italian club Napoli. Produced from over 500 hours of footage from Maradona’s personal archive by the Academy Award-winning team b…

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Diego Maradona documentary: a first look – video teaser

A teaser clip has been released from Diego Maradona, a new documentary constructed from more than 500 hours of previously unseen footage from the footballing legend’s personal archive.The film, produced by the Academy Award and Bafta-winning team behin…