Diego Maradona: A singular talent, an unashamed competitor

The Argentine’s incredible feats on the field were such that his troubles away from it could never overshadow them

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
25th November, 2020
Diego Maradona: A singular talent, an unashamed competitor
Diego Maradona, 1960-2020, takes on the Belguim defence during the 1982 World Cup. Picture: Steve Powell/Allsport/Getty Images

You’re in danger. That’s what the sight of Diego Maradona with the ball at his feet facing six Belgians screams out. The famous photo by Steve Powell at the 1982 World Cup has taken on a life of its own in the near four decades since.

The complete absence of context for most upon seeing the photo for the first time, which was largely disregarded at the time, adds to the myth...

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