Maradona aficionado gets 10th tattoo of the football legend who turns 60
30 October 2020 | 6:16 am
As Diego Maradona approaches his 60th birthday, superfan Guillermo Rodríguez has a tenth tattoo of the Argentine football legend inked on his body.
25 Nov 2020
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, his spokesman announced Wednesday. Renowned with Brazil's Pele as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Argentine World Cup winning captain died of a heart attack, having undergone brain surgery earlier this month, a member of his entourage told AFP.
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What becomes a legend most? Flawed geniuses abound in the annals of history but how many drew the same kind of devotion as Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradona? What made the short-in-size but larger-than-life soccer wizard a one-of-a-kind icon? As Argentina and the football-loving world grieve their pibe de oro, we ask about the ups and downs of a star whose career coincided with the rise of cable TV, the consecration of a sport gone global and the rollercoaster fortunes of a South American nation, which often mirrored those of its golden child.
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Street artist Alfredo Segatori paints a huge mural of Diego Maradona in La Boca neighbourhood in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, home to the imposing Bombonera stadium where Maradona once played for domestic giants Boca Juniors. "He is , he's the patron saint of artists, of the dispossessed, and of athletes too," says Segatori, who started painting the mural immediately after the football legend's death.
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Brazilian football legend Pele publishes a video on Instagram where he is seen working out in a hospital in Sao Paulo. The star had undergone surgery earlier in the month to remove a suspected colon tumor and was transferred back to an intensive care unit after suffering breathing difficulties. "By cycling like this, I'll be back at Santos (football club) soon, don't you think?" he wrote in the social media post.
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Three sisters of Diego Maradona - Claudia Nora 'Cali' Maradona, Ana Estela Maradona and Rita Mabel 'Kitty' Maradona - were summoned to testify as witnesses Wednesday at the office of Argentine prosecutors, who are investigating the cause of the soccer star's death, the judicial sources told EFE.
12 Nov 2021
He was a legend both on and off the pitch. Diego Maradona's life has now been dramatised by Amazon, a year after the footballer's death. Alison Sargent tells us why the socio-political context in Argentina provides a compelling backdrop to the highs and lows of Maradona's eventful life.
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