One year after the death of Diego Armando Maradona, one of the best footballers in the history of the sport and the idol par excellence of the Argentine fan, the tributes continue to be present around the world for what the star meant both on and off the field. .
Therefore, below we will review 10 tributes to the “10” that will be difficult to forget, either because of the person who made it, because of creativity, dedication or simply because of the emotion that he has transmitted to us. We miss you, Diego.
The Super League Cup was renamed “Maradona Cup”, something that had not happened previously with an official contest. The final was played by Boca and Banfield and it was the team so loved by Maradona that lifted the historic trophy. It could not be otherwise.
As a representation of countless expressions of condolences that multiplied among personalities of culture and politics, one of the most prominent was that of French President Emmanuel Macron, who wrote a letter to greet “to the undisputed owner of the ball, so loved by the French.” Beautifull.
Maradona immortalized in bronze or ceramic. A sculpture in the Azteca Stadium reflecting the unforgettable goal to the English, a square in Rio de Janeiro with his name, a statue in the Madre de Cities stadium in Santiago del Estero, a huge mural in Gimnasia, the last club he directed, are just some of the samples of love towards the star.
Before his death there were already projects, and after his death many more were made official. “Diego Armando Maradona” Street, in Lanús (changing its name to Rio de Janeiro Street), in Berazategui (replacing Calle 63), and in Merlo (renaming the Camino de La Ribera), to name a few cases. Diego everywhere.
One of the most emotional tributes of the weekend after he died was delivered by the ‘All Blacks’, the New Zealand rugby team, who before their traditional ‘haka’ in the match with Argentina offered a shirt in his honor. In Bangladesh, the national sport of Cricket League remembered the star with a minute of silence.
Italy’s Napoli and Ciudad de La Plata joined Argentinos Juniors and named their stadium “Diego Armando Maradona.” Because it is always more motivating knowing that you play with the aura of the best of all …
Maradona emerged from “Bicho” and is an idol in La Paternal. Since his death, the fans began to carry all kinds of objects to the vicinity of the stadium. From the club they decided to move everything to a room within the field and worship him. Really impressive.
One of the most massive farewells in the history of Argentina, and that there was a pandemic. There were long lines to say goodbye to Maradona at Casa Rosada. People who traveled for long hours to be able to be present both there and at the wake. Gathering in the provinces to fire the “10”.
It was the popular sectors of the world who fired Maradona in various ways. A beautiful mural was painted on the wall of a destroyed house in the city of Binnish, there in Syria, hit by war. The offerings given by citizens of Calcutta were also highlighted in a statue dedicated to the Argentine star. Maradona was, is and will be a World Cup.
Minute 72 and a half at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi scores Barcelona’s fourth goal against Osasuna. The ‘Flea’ takes off his Barcelona shirt, the club he represented at that time, and, below, he has the ’10’ of Newell’s Old Boys that Maradona used in his short stint in the “Leprosy”. Unimaginable. From one mega crack to another. The two best Argentine players in history? Probably. A beautiful tribute, like the one Carlos Tevez also had, who scored in Boca against Inter de Porto Alegre and wore the original shirt that “Pelusa” used in a 1981 game in Boca.
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