A year on: 'Golden Kid' Maradona is honoured

Diego Armando Maradona

Fans and activists of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) light candles as they pay homage to late Argentinian football legend Diego Armando Maradona in Siliguri on November 27, 2020.

Photo credit: Diptendu Dutta | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Argentine club matches are to mark a minute of silence and players will arrange themselves in a "10" formation on the pitch to honor Maradona's famous jersey number
  • In Naples, where he spent part of his career, two statues for the striker are set to be unveiled
  • The former Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli star had battled cocaine and alcohol addictions for years, and was suffering from liver, kidney and cardiovascular disorders when he died

Buenos Aires, Argentina 


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