Arguably soccer’s best maverick turns 60 right now and a few of the recreation’s greatest names are out in power to want him nicely.
Napoli and Argentina icon Diego Maradona had some profession.
In a life that has been full of drama from begin to end, it appears unimaginable that the previous Barcelona man has solely simply hit this milestone.
Nevertheless, his affect on the sport remains to be as nice as ever.
Not solely is the Argentine maverick certainly one of only a handful of footballers who’ve actually transcended the attractive recreation, he’s additionally indisputably some of the gifted gamers to ever set foot on a pitch
Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Muhammad Ali and Lionel Messi all lay declare to being true sporting superstars. There may be little doubt that Maradona options on this prestigious checklist.
And a few massive names in soccer – together with the Brazilian Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho – have paid homage to the soccer icon in a video posted on his social media.
Nevertheless, former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton didn’t make his prime tormentor’s birthday video for apparent causes…
Take a look at all the well-wishes from the star-studded group of footballers previous and current, under…
No match encapsulates each Maradona’s genius and insanity as completely because the quarter-final in opposition to England on the World Cup in 1986.
He confirmed the world he possessed these traits in each of his targets – arguably two of essentially the most well-known targets in soccer historical past.
His first got here after he punched the ball over the despairing leap of Peter Shilton and into the again of the web.
Later declaring the objective because the ‘Hand of God’, Maradona even had the audacity and vanity to have fun objective in entrance of the identical linesman who did not see the infringement.
And earlier this week, Maradona joked that the one present he craves is one other ‘Hand of God’ objective in opposition to England – and to attain it along with his proper hand this time!
When requested what he desires when he reaches the particular milestone, Maradona instructed France Soccer: “I dream of having the ability to rating one other objective in opposition to England, this time with the correct hand!”