Diego Armando Maradona: hero or villain?
One thing is certain: he was the greatest footballer of his generation --
and perhaps of all time. A poor boy from a Buenos Aires shanty-town, his genius with a ball took him to the heights of European and world football, and his struggle with the pressures of life inside and outside the game pulled him right back down again. Never before has Maradona given us his extraordinary story in his own words. Until now.
'El Diego illustrates the man's simple, unadulterated love for the game, for the pure unsullied act of taking a football and making it dance to his exuberant tunes. It's a love story, without a happy ending, stopping when he walks off the pitch for the last time'
"An operatically emotional book, and also an exceptionally vivid one'
-Martin Amis, Guardian
'Maradona's is a turbulent love story about his passion for the game'