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Duende: Diego Maradona's Lost Season at Sevilla

John Ludden

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Diego Armando Maradona.Blessed and cursed by Duende. A magical spirit.

A law unto himself, and a God to millions of football supporters across the world. Maradona's time in Europe took in two seasons at Barcelona, seven in Naples, and one in Sevilla. All three crammed enough drama, controversy, intrigue and moments of footballing genius to fulfil a lifetime of memories. At Barcelona, Maradona was cut down by serious injuries and illness, only occasionally did the God given talent shine through.

Hardly a marriage in heaven, but a torrid, love affair that at times reached the stars, but fell far too often down to earth. Then came Naples! The treasure of San Gennaro, Neapolitans worshipped this Argentinian wonder kid from the slums of Villa Fiorito, who arrived like an angel from the sky in a helicopter at the San Paolo, and for seven glorious, though hugely, controversial years made all their wildest dreams real. In Naples, despite a horrific finale, they would love him forever more. Then, to our story.

He came to Sevilla!

A tragic epitaph, as the realisation finally dawned on Diego Maradona that despite being told since the age of ten he was a God, Diego was human after all. That no one lived forever. Fighting constantly a cocaine addiction ticking away like a time bomb to finish him off. Maradona's time in the new world ended in misery and acrimony in the Gypsy city. But what a journey! The Duende had vanished. But, whilst it lasted! An outrageous, unforgettable tale of football, gangsters, drugs, corruption, booze, women and without doubt the greatest player the world has ever seen.

Loved and loathed, adored and hated, but there was only ever one Diego Armando Maradona. Sevilla, a final stop, but it was to be no gentle ending. In typical fashion, Diego wreaked chaos before finally departing, leaving the southern, Gypsy outpost, wondering what the hell had hit them

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23 x 15 cm
Paperback
70 pages
February 2021
English
9798713343033