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Diego Maradona achieved the most important thing a footballer can dream of and it was not the FIFA World Cup

The World Cup may be the most important thing for a player's career, but Diego Maradona achieved that and something that no player in history can achieve.

Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona

The news of the death of Diego Armando Maradona was a tremendous shock for all the people of the world. Yes, you read it well, the whole world and not only those who played or are soccer fans. What Diego Maradona generated in people was something magical, difficult to explain in words. It is enough to see the reaction of the people who knew him and those who did not know him to realize that he was a magical person, from another planet and that there will not be someone in history like him.

When he was a boy Diego Armando Maradona dreamed of winning a World Cup with the Argentine national team and that was the greatest legacy he wanted to leave. Not only did he fulfill his promise to take Argentina to the top, but he broke the banner of what a soccer player was. Not for nothing in Naples do they consider him a God, yes a god; you did not read it wrong. Diego went beyond normality, he broke schemes, he endured all the sticks that were put in the way, all the illnesses, but he always got ahead, until he said enough.

Today is one of the saddest days in the history of world football and November 25 will be remembered every year for being the day that the best player in history left us and went to take his magic elsewhere. It's like Pele said, "today the world lost a legend." He may be criticized for his extra-football issues, for his drug addiction, for how he was with his family or for thousands of other things, but no player will be able to match what Diego Armando Maradona did.

For sure the World Cup may be the most important thing for a soccer player but not for Maradona. He himself said it in an interview when they asked him what he would like to be if he could be born again and Diego answered with total simplicity: “he would be a footballer again and he would be Diego Armando Maradona again”. I would just choose to be the same again because there is nothing that Diego has enjoyed more than making the Argentine people happy. Few people in the world have made their country so happy as Diego Armando Maradona did with his people.

Just as everyone dreams of winning a World Cup and is satisfied with that achievement, Maradona went beyond the material. He generate that a whole generation of boys want to play soccer and dream of being Maradona. It is enough to see the tears of the people saying goodbye to their idol and with the tributes that they make to him around the world. Without any doubt, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi said, Maradona may have physically disappeared but his legacy will remain intact for all of human history. On behalf of all of us who enjoy you live or on YouTube I tell you: Thank you very much Diego Armando Maradona.

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