Barrilete Cósmico Eterno
Diego Maradona the dancer, the prancer. Magical feet and a quick, exhilarating style of play. For those who watched international football during the 70s and 80s it was hard not to miss this small, powerful footballer. Maradona is one of only two player to win the Golden Boot at both the Fifa U-20 World Cup and the Fifa World Cup, in 1979 and 1986, respectively. Lionel Messi being the other player.
A club career that saw him play for Argentinos Juniors and Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys.
His international career saw him score 34 goals in 91 appearances, making his international debut at the young age of 16 against Hungary.
Maradona was the classic number 10. Often positioning himself as an attacking midfielder behind the forwards, or as a second striker in a front-two, Maradona loved a free role as a traditional playmaker.
Renowned for his dribbling ability, vision, close ball control, passing and creativity, he is considered on of the most skillful players in the sport.
He had a compact physique, and with his strong legs, low center of gravity, and resulting balance, he could withstand physical pressure well while running with the ball, despite his small stature, while his acceleration, quick feet, and agility, combined with his dribbling skills and close control at speed, allowed him to change direction quickly, making him difficult for opponents to defend against.
Maradona's legacy will live on as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of football. Inspiring the youth to play 1-on-1 attacking football with flare, Maradona will live on through the minds and hearts of all who love football.