Maradona

When Maradona was busted in Buenos Aires

This day in football history On 26 April 1991, police in Buenos Aires arrested Diego Maradona for possession of cocaine. It was one more twist in the spiraling descent of the Argentina star, who had just started serving a 15-month ban from Italian football. Although he was already suffering from a cocaine addiction when he joined …

When Maradona made his international debut

This day in football history On 27 February 1977, Argentina beat Hungary 5–1 in a friendly that marked the international debut of 16-year-old Diego Maradona. At the time, Hungary had been the more successful team, with two World Cup finals (1938 and 1954), three Olympic gold medals (1952, 1964, 1968) and one silver medal (1972). But …

When Maradona made his international debut

This day in football history On 27 February 1977, Argentina beat Hungary 5–1 in a friendly that marked the international debut of 16-year-old Diego Maradona. At the time, Hungary had been the more successful team, with two World Cup finals (1938 and 1954), three Olympic gold medals (1952, 1964, 1968) and one silver medal (1972). But …

Maradona invited to speak at Harvard (seriously)

Bringing a new meaning to “higher education” Diego Maradona shared a letter from Harvard University on his Facebook account, inviting him to speak to a class called “The Global Game: Soccer, Politics and Popular Culture.” It appears to be genuine. And if his “Nice to go to Harvard” comment is any indication, he seems interested …

Maradona has a Leo Messi conspiracy theory

Now that Lionel Messi is back from his international non-retirement and all is right with the world, Maradona would like to get back to questioning his character. Since Messi’s retirement declaration immediately followed Argentina’s third cup final loss in as many years and Messi himself even missed the opening spot kick of their doomed shootout …

Unintentional burns with Lionel Messi

When asked about his relationship with Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi revealed that the two haven’t spoken since professional circumstances last required them to. But he said this in an interesting way. From ESPNFC: “We haven’t spoken in a long time, since the World Cup [2010] we may have crossed paths once or twice,” Messi said …