Peter Reid: Diego Maradona ‘one of the greatest footballers to ever walk the planet’

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    Ex-England midfielder Peter Reid has paid tribute to Diego Maradona, a “genius at work”, following the Argentine’s sudden death at the age of 60. Reid played opposite Maradona in the infamous ‘Hand of God’ game between England and Argentina at the 1986 World Cup and said despite Maradona cheating by scoring with his hand in the match, Maradona was still a genius. The Telegraph has written an obituary commemorating the ‘god-like’ player: “Diego Maradona, who has died following a cardiac arrest aged 60, was the most talented footballer of the 1980s, and in the estimation of many the most dominant player to have emerged since Pele; in a career never lacking in drama, he also proved himself a liar, a cheat and an egomaniac. The sense of disappointment that accompanies Maradona’s name is not the familiar one engendered by a failure to fulfil potential in the manner of a Greaves or a Gascoigne. Although Maradona did not win as many trophies as he perhaps should have done, there was no argument among his peers that, at his peak, he proved himself the best footballer in the world. Instead, the disappointment stems from what Pele described as the gulf between Maradona’s greatness as a player and his stature as a person. That distance was most sharply illustrated, to English eyes at least, during the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, when England played Argentina in the quarter-finals of the competition. Five minutes into the second half, with the score at 0-0, the ball was hooked back by an England player towards the goalkeeper, Peter Shilton…” Read more of Diego Maradona’s obituary here: Subscribe to The Telegraph on YouTube ►

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