Diego Maradona, unabashed and outspoken: Most famous quotes by Argentine legend

Take a look at Maradona's unabashed and outspoken quotes that made him a unique legend. 

On his 1986 World Cup goal against England

“It was scored a little bit with the head of Diego and a little with the hand of God.”

(Photograph:Reuters)

On his famous No 10 shirt

“No matter what happens, and no matter who is in charge, the number 10 shirt will always be mine.”

(Photograph:AFP)

On scoring goals

“Reaching the penalty box and not getting in a shot on goal is like dancing with your sister.”

(Photograph:Reuters)

On football management

“Football doesn’t bother me but what surrounds it does. It bothers me that there are directors who work harder for a photo opportunity than for the club.”

(Photograph:AFP)

On Pele and passion

“If (Pele) is Beethoven, I am the Ron Wood, Keith Richards and Bono of football all rolled into one. Because I was the passionate side of football.”

(Photograph:AFP)

On his mistakes

“Soccer is the most beautiful and healthy sport in the world. Soccer shouldn’t have to pay for my mistakes. It’s not the ball’s fault.”

(Photograph:Reuters)

On drugs

“In the beginning drugs make you euphoric. It’s like winning a championship, so you think: who cares about tomorrow, since I won the championship today?”

(Photograph:Reuters)

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