The wonderful story behind Diego Maradona playing in a charity game against the wishes of his club


Come back 1984, when Diego Maradona was at his peak, played a fundraiser to help a sick child who needed an expensive operation in one of the poorest suburbs of Naples, the great Argentine.

The short-lived forward, who was playing for the Italian giant Napoli at the time, moved to Barcelona after being greeted by 75,000 fans at the San Paulo Stadium.

It was named the biggest action in football history at the time.

Later that year, it was reported that his decision to play in a charity match did not go well with the club. In fact, it is rumored that Maradona has even agreed to pay the insurance required to allow him to play against a local amateur club.

Despite the unsolicited calls, the 23-year-old decided to take part in a muddy field on the outskirts of Naples and, after warming up in a local cork park, he showed and played his life.

As we celebrate the legacy he left behind on the one-year anniversary of his death, many can look back on the time he was inspired on and off the pitch.

This full footage of that day in Naples is a prime example of his incredible generosity for those who need it most.

Another memorable moment involving Maradona was the time he displayed the greatest practice of all time.

On April 19, 1989, the Austrian pop band Opus and their hit song Life is life Rounding out Berlin’s Olympiastadio Stadium, Diego gave us one of the most unique moments in football history; A masterpiece, some might say.

During the pre-match warm-up before Napoli’s UEFA Cup semi-final against Bayern Munich, Diego performed a series of keep-up skills with time to relax, manipulating it with his knees, head, chest and shoulders while smiling. To the converted crowd.

With the cancellation of his shoelaces, he entertained the Argentine masses.

With no care in the world except for what his tears were going through, it was a bit special. Napoli secured a spot in the final with a 2-2 draw but it was this mesmeric performance by a skilled man that will forever be remembered from a special night in Germany.

One of the greatest of all time.

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