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El Diego: The Autobiography Of The World's Greatest Footballer
Author: Diego Maradona

Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press
ISBN: 9780224071901
Pages: 320
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"Sometimes I think that my whole life is on film, that my whole life is in print. But it's not like that. There are things that are only in my heart, that no one knows."
-Diego Maradona
Soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona was a poor boy from a Buenos Aires shantytown. His genius with a ball took him to the heights of European and World football, and his struggle with the pressures of life inside and outside the game pulled him right back down again. Hero or villain, one thing is certain -- he was the greatest footballer of his generation -- and perhaps of all time. Now, in his own words, Maradona gives us his extraordinary story.
From his poverty-stricken origins to his greatest glories, he recounts with astonishing frankness and brilliant soccer insights the pivotal moments of a legendary life. We see inside the mind of one of the most controversial and complex sportsmen of our times -- a man torn between the demands of corporate club bosses, the fans, the media, and his own tempestuous personal life.
As we follow each of Maradona's triumphs and despairs, deaths and resurrections, the man behind the madness is revealed -- El Diego is a confessional, a revelation, an apology and a celebration.