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The Day of the Argentine Soccer Player is celebrated this Wednesday in commemoration of Maradona’s ‘Goal of the Century’


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The Day of the Argentine Soccer Player was celebrated on May 14 in tribute to Ernesto Grillo’s ‘impossible goal’ with the ‘Albiceleste’ in the win (3-1) against England in 1953 in a friendly at the Monumental. However, the AFA decided in 2020 to change the date of the celebration to June 22 in commemoration of Diego Armando Maradona.


A day like today, but in 1986, the ‘Pelussa’ showed off by scoring the so-called ‘goal of the century’ in the victory (2-1) over the English for the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Mexico. The South American cast would be champions of the tournament, but that goal marked the history of football.

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Diego Maradona launched the race from his own field and eluded four players: Hoddle, Reid, Butcher and Fenwick. When he was in front of the goal, he took the time to dodge goalkeeper Shilton and unleash the emotion of the remembered narrator Víctor Hugo Morales at the Azteca Stadium.

During the 2002 World Cup, FIFA organized a poll to choose the best goal of the 20th century. As expected, the Argentine legend’s spectacular move took first place.

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It is worth mentioning that, in the victory over England, Diego Armando Maradona also scored one of the most memorable goals in football history. The ‘Pibe de oro’ starred in ‘La mano de Dios’.

Clubs join the celebration


Professional League teams such as Lanús, Sarmiento, Unión de Santa Fe, among others, dedicated a publication to the Day of Argentine Soccer. The AFA also dedicated a message.

Source: Elcomercio

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