Maradona left us on Wednesday 25 November 2020, but has left us with lasting words that will live forever.
While there are plenty of Maradona iconic moments of skills captured on videos, Maradona still also had plenty of amazing and bizarre things to say with his words.
Many of Maradona's messages captured the world’s imagination in the most inspiring of ways, as well as a bit too strange to fathom but fascinating in anyways.
From the beautiful, funny, controversial and heartfelt, here are some famous Maradona quotes:
“I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi. Messi is a genius.”
On his five children:
“My legitimate kids are Dalma and Giannina. The rest are a product of my money and mistakes.”
On the famous Hand of God handball:
“If I could apologise and go back and change history I would do. But the goal is still a goal, Argentina became world champions and I was the best player in the world.”
On believing in himself:
“My mother thinks I am the best. And I was raised to always believe what my mother tells me.”
On him and Pele:
“There would be no debate about who was the best footballer the world had ever seen - me or Pele. Everyone would say me.”
On personal superstition:
“God makes me play well. That is why I always make the sign of the cross when I walk out onto the field. I feel I would be betraying Him if I didn't.”
On the cheat goal in Argentina vs England’s 1986 World Cup quarter-final:
“The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, another bit by the head of Maradona.”
On personal pride:
“I am Maradona, who makes goals, who makes mistakes. I can take it all, I have shoulders big enough to fight with everybody.”
On tending to express extreme views:
“I am black or white, I'll never be grey in my life.”