By Muambo Edward 

Football Writer, Cameroon

Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona turned 59 on a night that he watched his team Gimnasia La Plata thumping Newells Old Boys 0-4 from a special seat, in the Argentina Primera Division.

Diego who is a former player of Newells Old Boys was given a special throne to seat on, in the special occasion for him.

The Napoli legend scored 346 career goals, with 115 of them with Napoli in Italy where he endeared himself into the club’s folklore.

The former FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors’ playmaker led Argentina to FIFA World Cup glory in 1986 in Mexico and went on to play for them 91 times.

In classic Maradona fashion he did not fail to leave a word for his eternal rival, Pele of Brazil.

“There will be no debate about who is the best player the world has ever seen – me or Pelé. Everyone will say me,” he said after the game.

Maradona is arguably the best player the world has ever seen, but Pelé, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Platini, Zidane and Ronaldo da Lima all have cases of their own.

While the debate goes on, the former Sevilla playmaker gets the honors today. The family wishes him a wonderful 59th anniversary, have a blast legend it’s your day.


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