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Ardiles: “He will be remembered as a genius in football”

Thu 26 November 2020 | 14:21

Former Maradona teammate in Argentina, Osvaldo Ardiles pays tribute to the Argentine legend.

Yesterday, the world was shocked by news about the death of arguably the greatest footballer of all time,

Diego Armando Maradona


The death of former




No.10 came as a shock to the football world as tributes came flooding after the unfortunate news broke out.

Former Argentina midfielder,

Osvaldo Ardiles

expressed his feelings about his former teammate and Argentina legend’s death.


believes Maradona was the best player of all time and players like




“couldn't even dream of having this kind of admiration”.

He told the BBC:

“To be Diego Maradona was incredibly beautiful.

“But on the other hand, it was not easy at all. Right from a really early age, he was subjected to the press all the time. He didn't have a normal childhood, he never had normal teenage years.

“Everybody wanted to be with him, everybody wanted a piece of him, so it was incredibly difficult.

“He will be remembered as a genius in football. You can see the extraordinary amount of interest that he generates.

 “People like Ronaldo, or people like Messi, they couldn't even dream of having this kind of admiration.

“That was the Maradona phenomenon - all the time.”

source: SportMob