Always Free To Place a Hit On Someone
Diego Armando Maradona was the best footballer the world has ever seen. A controversial character that oozed undisputable talent. On the pitch he displayed a will to win and had the ability to change the game single handedly- a true footballing genius.
The inspirational rougue was player of the tournament in the 1986 World Cup http://www.teamacmilanfcshop.com/Authentic-Philippe-Mexes-Jersey/ , particularly displaying his Jekyl and Hyde traits in the semi final victory against England- the infamous 'Hand of God' goal deceiving the referee, followed by spectacular dribble from his own half, rounding six players before scoring. This is also know as the Goal of the Century.
Many Argentine players have been labelled 'the next Maradona', but none have influenced the world game as much as the original. The first 'new Maradona' that we have traced is Diego Latorre. As an eighteen year old he scored on his debut for Boca Juniors. He moved to Europe with Fiorentina but failed to make an impact, especially when compared with the player he arrived with, Gabriel Batistuta.
The next 'new Maradona' was Ariel Arnaldo Ortega. A temperamental and immensely gifted footballer that struggled to make a true imprint on the world game, possibly due to his volatility. Ortega represented Argentina 97 times http://www.teamacmilanfcshop.com/Authentic-Nigel-de-Jong-Jersey/ , scoring 19 goals. Even for his country he often displayed a lack of control, most notably being sent off in the quarter finals of the 1998 World Cup for headbutting Dutch goalkeeper van der Sar.
The troubled forward had spells in Europe with Valencia, Sampdoria, Parma and Fenerbachce. He was suspended from all football for eighteen months after resigning from his Fenerbachce contract. Ortega battled alcoholism for a large part of his career and his undoubted talent was not consistently displayed on the field to live up to the exploits of Diego. Off the pitch, he probably managed to match Maradona's controversy.
Maradona proclaimed that Pablo Aimar was "his legitimate successor as the world's best player". Aimar had an impressive introduction to European football helping Valencia win the Spanish title and become runners up in the Champions League. He would later win the Uefa cup with the Spanish side