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9 mins | May 13, 2020

Child genius Diego Maradona became the fulfilment of a prophecy

The quasi-messianic football genius passed away this week, aged 60. Blessed with sublime talent developed in the slums of Buenos Aires, Diego Maradona went on to become the most famous footballer of his generation, displaying a truly unique gift with the ball. For his critics, his flaws as a man outshone his talent, for his fans, he was just the victim of a media fascination that turned him into a God-like figure. In the Guardian, Jonathan Wilson reflects on why 'Cabecita Negra' represented everything that defined Argentina’s football principles.

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