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.
10 Dec 2020
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.
4 Dec 2020
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30 Nov 2020
Barcelona and Osasuna paid tribute to Diego Maradona ahead of their La Liga match on Sunday. Maradona, who played two seasons for Barca, died on Wednesday aged 60. Before the match, Barcelona played 'The Song of the Birds' by Catalan cellist Pablo Casals as the teams stood around the centre circle where a Maradona shirt was laid on the pitch.
27 Nov 2020
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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26 Nov 2020
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26 Nov 2020
In Buenos Aires, Argentines react to the death of football legend Diego Maradona aged 60. "I feel like it's a bad dream," says one local resident.
26 Nov 2020
Diego Maradona's remains will undergo an autopsy, public prosecutor John Broyard tells reporters on Wednesday outside the football idol's house.
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.
12 Nov 2020
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona leaves hospital on Wednesday, eight days after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.
6 Nov 2020
The personal doctor of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who had successful brain surgery to remove a blood clot, is "amazed" at the rate of his recovery, as fans leave messages of support on the walls of the private clinic in Buenos Aires where their idol is undergoing treatment.
30 Oct 2020
As Diego Maradona approaches his 60th birthday, superfan Guillermo Rodríguez has a tenth tattoo of the Argentine football legend inked on his body.