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Story_Of_A_Legend_-_Diego_Maradona

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Story Of A Legend - Diego Maradona

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466

Summary:
Life offers us some truly close choices at times when it comes to
figuring out what’s best; Pepsi or Cola? Puppies or kittens? Pele or
Maradona? All of these pairs have several common factors that make them
great, but they’re also unique in their own way and that’s exactly the
case with the Pele and Maradona comparison, a comparison that sparked
enormous and passionate debates throughout modern history.

In the 1970s, Pele had already established himself as a huge name in ...


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Article Body:
Life offers us some truly close choices at times when it comes to
figuring out what’s best; Pepsi or Cola? Puppies or kittens? Pele or
Maradona? All of these pairs have several common factors that make them
great, but they’re also unique in their own way and that’s exactly the
case with the Pele and Maradona comparison, a comparison that sparked
enormous and passionate debates throughout modern history.

In the 1970s, Pele had already established himself as a huge name in
soccer and was already being considered the greatest player to have ever
lived. No one even came close to his glory, until a short, stuffed
Argentinean player called Maradona walked on the soccer field for the
first time.

Maradona was born in a poor family, but as with all Argentinean families
of that time, soccer was a central part of their lives. Maradona and his
two younger brothers started up playing soccer from an early age and he
was spotted as a great talent around age 11, when he was taken to the
youth squad of Buenos Aires’ Argentinos Juniors, where he would amuse
spectators with his juggling tricks during halftimes in the senior
squad’s games.

Soon enough, Maradona established himself in the senior squad at age 16,
being called for the national team around the same time. He played his
first World Cup in 1982, scoring twice in 5 matches but also receiving a
red card for a vicious foul. With Argentina beaten by Italy in the second
round, Maradona had to wait another 4 years to get a chance at the shiny
trophy and when he got that chance, he grabbed it with both hands.

The 1986 World Cup is deemed by many as the most spectacular one in the
history of soccer and Maradona has a lot to do with that. He scored 5
goals throughout the Cup and also made 5 assists, but it would be the
quarter-final against England that will remain in history. Maradona
scored two goals that would cement his legend as both an outstanding and
a tricky player.

His first goal of the match was scored with the hand, but the referee
allowed it. Highly controversial, this goal later became known as the
“Maradona hand of God goal”. The second goal of the match, scored just 4
minutes after the Hand of God, is still widely known as the “Goal of the
Century”. Maradona picked up the ball close to his own penalty box and
started a sprint that would end up in the English goal, 15 seconds, 70
meters, 5 defenders and a goalkeeper later.

Although his career was garnished with controversy, ranging from pitch-
brawling to cocaine abuse, Maradona remains one of the most important
figures in modern sports and together with Pele and Johan Crujff, forms
the golden trio of all time soccer.

								
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