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The Immortal Maradona: The Many Times That Diego Cheated Death

The soccer legend, who recently turned 57, has seemed on multiple occasions to have his days numbered—but he's always managed to stick around. Did someone say the hand of God?
Juan José Relmucao
11.8.17
the butcher of bilbao
the butcher of bilbao

How The ‘Butcher of Bilbao’ Almost Ended Diego Maradona’s Career

On 24 September 1983, the man fans called ‘Goiko’ committed one of the most infamous fouls in the history of the game. It would lead to poisonous bad blood between him and Maradona.
Will Magee
6.16.17
footballers on the fags
footballers on the fags

Analyzing The Smoking Habits of Soccer Players and Iconic Managers

While medical science has come to the consensus that tobacco and rigorous exercise don’t mix, there are still many icons of football who enjoy a crafty smoke. Here, we look to their smoking habits and what they may or may not signify.
Will Magee
3.29.17
football's love of false equivalence
football's love of false equivalence

Unpacking The Logic Behind Calling a Footballer ‘The New Thierry Henry’

When Kylian Mbappe faces Manchester City on Wednesday evening, he will bear the burden of comparison to a true great. This is inherently unfair on a young player, and also based on a deeply flawed rationale.
Will Magee
3.15.17
el diego
el diego

Our Darling, Our Diego: How Naples Fell in Love With Maradona

It is often taken as a truism that no man is bigger than the club, but Diego Maradona's stint at Napoli challenges this. During a glorious and at times chaotic seven years in Naples, Maradona brought a whole city under his spell.
Mike Meehall Wood
2.15.17
Napoli
Napoli

World's Oldest Opera House Will Host Lifetime Tribute to...Diego Maradona?

The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples will put on a tribute for Argentinian legend Diego Maradona, who spent seven years with Napoli.
Joseph Flynn
1.10.17
argentina
argentina

The Nativity: Where Diego Maradona Comes From

In this excerpt from Jonathan Wilson's "Angels With Dirty Faces," Diego Maradona becomes a national phenomenon.
Jonathan Wilson
8.23.16
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Only the Hand of God Can Separate Messi and Maradona

Lionel Messi has stepped away from the international stage without equalling Diego Maradona's achievements. Yet the oddity is that, in many ways, the younger man's achievements far outstrip those of his predecessor.
Jonathan Wilson
6.28.16
Football
Football

Doping in Football: Does the Beautiful Game Need to Confront an Ugly Truth?

UEFA has implemented strict new anti-doping regulations, but asserts that football is almost entirely clean. Is the beautiful game really untainted by drugs, or are the authorities being wilfully ignorant?
Graham Ruthven
10.19.15
Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona

Better Ideas Than Diego Maradona as FIFA Vice President

Diego Maradona wants to be Vice President of FIFA. This is certainly an idea, but are there better ideas out there? You betcha.
Sean Newell
6.8.15
Highlights
Highlights

Cheating-Ass Maradona Cuts Down Grandson While Playing One-On-One

Benjamin Aguero is Sergio Aguero's son, and Diego Maradona's grandson. His cheating grandfather does not cut him any breaks while playing one-on-one.
Sean Newell
6.7.15
foamy residue
foamy residue

That Weird White Spray They Use In Soccer: An Investigation

The vanishing white spray market in soccer is about to get a little bit more cutthroat with the introduction of a new competitor who is looking to take over.
Jorge Arangure Jr.
12.9.14