Infobae interviewed seven characters who formed or are still part of the history of the Ten in order to find the answer to this question. How many Maradonas live in the body of the soccer star?
By Martín Luciano InsaurraldeOctober 30, [email protected] Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShare WHO IS DIEGO ARMANDO MARADONA? – A documentary for his 60th birthday #report
Every October 30 , a new anniversary of Diego Armando Maradona moves fans and followers around the world. A date that became a reference for football lovers, Christmas for the Church that erected him as a pagan, earthly, imperfect god. This 2020 is completely special because the Argentine star turns 60. A lifetime, yes, but how many? Does it only last 60 years to house all the deeds, actions and events that a single person had throughout their existence?
There was no corner on the planet where this character has not been talked about. From his irruption in the pastures of Villa Fiorito, through the unforgettable feat in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico that culminated in the consecration of the Argentine national team, to his health problems, cocaine consumption or family fights. Every facet or action of his life was reflected in the chronicle of a newspaper or on the screen of a television channel. But who really is Diego? Is there only one Maradona?
Not a book, a movie or a series of countless seasons could explain every detail of the life of the cosmic kite . Surely it is an overwhelming task, but this special Infobae documentary seeks to understand the indecipherable phenomenon that is Maradona.
Seven characters who formed or are still part of the life of the Ten gave their testimony and reviewed their stories with the protagonist in order to try to find an answer to this unknown. It was thus that, exclusively, Guillermo Coppola (manager from 1985 to 1991 and from 1995 to 2004), Fernando Molina (in charge of the communication of the star from 2004 to 2008 and press officer of the National Team between 2008 and 2010), Ernesto Cherquis Bialo (biographer and author of “Soy el Diego de la gente”), Víctor Hugo Morales (journalist and friend), Fernando Signorini (personal physical trainer between 1983 and 1994), Matías Morla (lawyer and attorney-in-fact) and Jana Maradona (his last recognized daughter) gave their views on the versions of Diego that each of them knew . Testimonials of the depth and caliber of those described here.
– All Diego's mistakes are demands of love.
– They told me “If you are Maradona's daughter, why doesn't she recognize you?” And me with seven years … Who answers that with seven years?
– Diego is the protagonist of the second most perfect in the history of the country.
– You can say what you want about Diego except three things: that he didn't play football well; that he was not a good son – a good son, not a good father -; and that he is a thief. Diego is not corrupt.
– Another human being with his stories I don't know if he would be among us today.
– Thanks to cocaine he's alive.
An audiovisual material made in order to decipher the soccer idol from the most intimate look. A path that runs through his successes, but also lives with the darkest moments of his life until he reaches his present. A route that several people crossed, but that he alone traveled. Always being him: Diego Armando Maradona.
Idea and general production : Martín Luciano Insaurralde
Direction : Martín Vulcano
Director of audiovisual content: Alejo García Sosa
Editing : Alan Craig
Realization : Matías Arbotto
Thanks to the RTA Archive and the Federal ACUA Channel
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