Wednesday the 25th of November will be remembered for the day the world lost a football genius, a legend of the game whose name will live forever in the memory, and grace the annals of footballing history for generations to come.

Diego Maradona was to millions the greatest football player to ever live. For others, he was a troubled soul, wracked by the trappings of stardom and excess that come with being the best player of the most popular sport in the world. Maradona was no angel, but for millions, his talent and skills were God-given gifts.

The world is a poorer place without him today Thursday 26 November, but his place in history is assured.

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