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  • Diego Maradona football memorabilia

    Posted on September 13, 2011 by Selby



    Diego Maradona Football Memorabilia is very collectable especially hand signed shirts, shorts, boots, caps and other apparel.

    Diego (1960)born in a shanty town outside Buenos Aires is regarded by many  as the most talented football player of all time, he is also one of the sport’s most controversial players having been suspended a number of times over headline making allegations

    It was as a youngster at his local club Estrella Roja that Diego first began to attract attention with his complete mastery of the ball, and his adaptability whether heading dribbling or tackling left or right foot.

    Diego began his professional career with Argentinos Juniors on his sixteenth birthday, having got off to a dazzling start he went on to become voted South American Player of the Year in 1979.

    Three years later he signed a record transfer fee to Barcelona and made his non auspicious world cup debut at Estadio Nou Camp.

    It was to be the controversial World Cup of 1986 that became synonymous with Maradona he scored 5 goals in the series 2 against England the first goal which is still debated today was deflected from his hand becoming known as the “hand of god.

    The second goal was the result of a dazzling display reminiscent of George Best in the 80s where Diego ran rings round 6 players leaving them wondering what had happened.

    1982 joined Barcelona they win league, league cup and super league

    1984 joins Napoli more cup titles and in 1989 a UEFA cup

    1990 captained Argentina in world cup final lost to Germany in Italy

    Maradona played his farewell match in November of 2001.

    If any readers have any interesting authentic Diego Maradona football memorabilia from the above mentioned events I would be interested to hear from them.

    tony@cricketcollectables.net


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