• Fidel Castro – the man who saved Diego Maradona’s life

    Fidel Castro – the man who saved Diego Maradona’s life

    The Argentine legend owes a huge debt of gratitude to the revolutionary, whose relationship with the Napoli great means he is still around today.

    On Friday November 25, Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuba Revolution, passed away. His death was reported in a televised message by his brother Raul.

    “The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening [03:29 UK time, Saturday],” he said before adding his brother’s immortal words: “Hasta la Victoria siempre!” – “always […]

  • ‘Diego Maradona more of a fighter than Messi’

    ‘Diego Maradona more of a fighter than Messi’

    Cesar Luis Menotti feels the Argentina legend was more of a fighter than the Barcelona man and believes the latter is not happy with the national team.

    Former Argentina and Barcelona coach Cesar Luis Menotti believes the biggest difference between Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi is that the former was more of a fighter because of the difficulties he endured throughout his life and career.

    Messi has often been likened to his illustrious compatriot for his style of play and the duo […]

  • Jose Mourinho reveals Diego Maradona phoned him following Manchester United’s draw with Arsenal

    Jose Mourinho reveals Diego Maradona phoned him following Manchester United’s draw with Arsenal

    Jose Mourinho revealed he received a phone call from Diego Maradona following Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

    The Red Devils were by far the dominant side in Saturday’s lunchtime encounter but were forced to settle for a point after Olivier Giroud’s 89th-minute equaliser for the visitors.

    Juan Mata had earlier put United ahead, neatly sweeping the ball home with his left foot after an incisive team move.

    Naturally, United manager Mourinho was disappointed that his side failed to take […]

  • Messi not better than Ronaldo – Maradona

    Messi not better than Ronaldo – Maradona

    Football icon Diego Maradona says there is nothing to choose from between Real Madrid and Barcelona rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

    The stellar pair’s ongoing rivalry has dominated the footballing landscape this decade, perhaps taking the baton from Maradona’s own dispute with Brazilian great Pele over which of them is the sport’s greatest player.

    Having emerged from the cursed shadow of a ‘next Maradona’ to establish his own legend, Messi has won eight Liga titles and four Champions Leagues in a […]

  • Mourinho and Guardiola miss out as Maradona names his favourite Premier League coach

    Mourinho and Guardiola miss out as Maradona names his favourite Premier League coach

    Diego Maradona has named Jurgen Klopp as his favourite coach in world football.

    The German has made an impressive start to life at Liverpool, after guiding the club to two finals last term, they currently sit two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and look in good shape for this season’s title race.

    And when asked to name the manager who has caught his eye the most, Maradona told Marca: ‘Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

    He’s staying: Wenger confirms Barca target Bellerin’s long-term […]

  • VIDEO: Diego Maradona FIGHTS with ex-Manchester United midfielder Juan Veron… in a charity game

    VIDEO: Diego Maradona FIGHTS with ex-Manchester United midfielder Juan Veron… in a charity game

    Diego Maradona clearly didn’t get the memo about it being a friendly game.

    🔟⚽️ Maradona a la Brujita Verón "Yo no te boludeo, yo no te boludeo" La pelea completa ( 📹 @crackdeportivo)pic.twitter.com/psqqwc3aUS"

    — La12tuittera ⑫ (@La12tuittera) October 12, 2016

    The Argentina legend was among the star names of past and present who featured in the Game for Peace in Rome on Wednesday evening.

    But despite it being a light-hearted event, Maradona took umbrage in an incident off the ball with Veron.

    The […]

  • Ronaldinho: Messi should win Ballon d’Or – but Maradona & Pele are still the best

    Ronaldinho: Messi should win Ballon d’Or – but Maradona & Pele are still the best

    The two stars played together at Camp Nou for several seasons before R10 left for Milan, and he believes that his former team-mate deserves another crown in 2016.

    Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has tipped Lionel Messi to win the 2016 Ballon d’Or, but he is not yet convinced he has earned the title of the best of all time.

    The 2002 World Cup winner played alongside Messi during his first seasons at Barcelona, before moving on to Milan.

    And while Cristiano Ronaldo appears […]

  • Snapped: Diego Maradona proves he absolutely loves Arsenal AGAIN

    Snapped: Diego Maradona proves he absolutely loves Arsenal AGAIN

    Diego Maradona has been snapped wearing an Arsenal shirt, fuelling talk he’s a closet Gooner.

    The legendary Argentina attacker was pictured wearing one of the club’s polo shirts as he met Napoli striker Arek Milik.

    Maradona, who played for Napoli himself, is regarded as one of the greatest players to have ever graced a football pitch but he appears to have a real soft spot for Arsene Wenger’s side.

    Funnily enough, it’s not the first time he’s been pictured in an Arsenal shirt, […]

  • Ronaldinho better than Zidane, Pele and Maradona

    Ronaldinho better than Zidane, Pele and Maradona

    Kevin-Prince Boateng has described Ronaldinho as the best footballer he ever played with, hailing the Brazilian as even better than Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona and Pele.

    The Las Palmas midfielder, who played with Ronaldinho at AC Milan, said the 36-year-old was past his best when he first signed for the Serie A club.

    But despite his advanced age, Boateng insisted Ronaldinho still had so much quality it placed him above other legends of the sport.

    “Who’s the best player I’ve ever played with? […]

  • Napoli’s Marek Hamsik passes Diego Maradona on league scoring list

    Napoli’s Marek Hamsik passes Diego Maradona on league scoring list

    Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik passed Diego Maradona on the club’s all-time scoring list in the league, but played down the achievement after the 3-0 victory over Palermo.

    Hamsik, 29, has netted 82 goals for the club and surpassed the great Argentine who bagged 81 league goals in 188 appearances for Napoli between 1984-1991.

    “I am very happy that I have reached 82 goals, but happier about winning this match,” the Slovakia midfielder told the club’s website.

    “[It is] a great personal satisfaction to […]

  • Messi will not reverse Argentina retirement – Maradona

    Messi will not reverse Argentina retirement – Maradona

    The weak leadership of the AFA means the Barcelona star will never play for his country again, according to the 1986 World Cup winner.

    Diego Maradona believes Lionel Messi will not reverse his decision to quit the national team due to the “weak leadership” of the Argentine Football Federation (AFA).

    The five-time Ballon D’Or winner announced his retirement from international duty in June after missing from the spot in Argentina’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centenario, La Albiceleste’s […]