Diego Maradona

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It wasn’t just Diego Maradona’s outrageous skill on the pitch that made him such an icon, it was also his human frailty as he struggled with addiction. Photograph: Jorge Duran/AFP via Getty Images

The scale of the world reaction to the death of Diego Maradona illustrated the stature of a footballer who lifted himself from the depths of poverty i(...)

 Diego Maradona’s body   at the  chapel of the Casa Rosada presidential palace in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Argentinian Presidency/AFP via Getty Images

Diego Maradona’s agent and lawyer has vowed to take action after images emerged of three funeral workers posing next to the late Argentinian football(...)

A drive-in Christmas market in Landshut, Germany. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images.

The state at the centre of Australia’s worst coronavirus outbreak has gone 28 days with no new cases of the virus, an enviable record as Tokyo posted(...)

The burial of Diego Armando Maradona at the Jardin Bella Vista cemetery in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Getty Images

Diego Maradona, the Argentinian football legend, has been buried in a small, private ceremony in Buenos Aires – a stark contrast to chaotic scenes ear(...)

 Fans in Buenos Aires queue up to view the coffin of Diego Maradona. Photograph:  Fotonoticias/Getty Images

Huge crowds gathered to say goodbye to Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires on Thursday, and with emotions running high clashes between police and fans brok(...)

Atalanta forward Josip Ilicic  scores his side’s first goal  past Liverpool goalkeeper  Alisson during the Champions League  match at Anfield. Photograph:  Jon Super/AFP via Getty Images

Liverpool 0 Atalanta 2 Qualification for the Champions League knock-out stages was the prize for Liverpool but resting some legs for the Premier Leag(...)

Argentina captain Diego Maradona lifts the trophy after the victory over West Germany in the 1986 World Cup Final.   against West Germany. Photograph: Schlage/Ullstein Bild via Getty Images

1976: His club debut Diego Maradona in action for Argentinos Juniors. Photograph: Allsport It was October 1976, Maradona was 15 years(...)

Diego Maradona in action for Argentina against Belgium during the 1982 World Cup at the Nou Camp in Barcelona. Photograph: Steve Powell/Allsport/Getty Images

Pele paid tribute to his fellow all-time great Diego Maradona after the Argentinian’s death at the age of 60, saying: “One day, I hope we can play foo(...)

Argentina’s Diego Maradona scores his ’Hand of God’ goal past English goalkeeper Peter Shilton at the 1986 World Cup. Photo:  Bob Thomas/Getty Images

In the 1920s, as Argentina, a booming immigrant nation, sought a sense of identity, it became apparent that football was one of the few things that bo(...)

Diego Maradona (1960-2020) led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986

Diego Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, has died aged 60. The Argentinian, who had brain surgery this month, inspire(...)

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