|Man in a Desert||
Arguably the greatest. To my mind he's unquestionably the greatest footballer ever.
The picture of him below from the 1982 World Cup speaks volumes. As does his goal against England in 1986. No, not that one, not the one that the English keep complaining about and calling him a cheat for. I mean the greatest World Cup goal of all time, the goal he brilliantly scored to prove to the English he can do it against half their team, the Goal of the Century. The second goal he scored in that game.
I've seen a YouTube video comparing a goal scored by Lionel Messi to that gem of Maradona's. But Messi's goal came in an evening game in the Spanish league. People fail to understand that no comparison can be made: Maradona scored his goal in the World Cup, against England, in the searing heat at 1 p.m. in Mexico.
But back to '82, here it is, 1 of him and 6 of them.
A man on a long journey through a perpetual desert.
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