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D10S: The Story of a God

Diego Armando Maradona, arguably the greatest player to play the beautiful game but less arguably the most flawed.

The little Argentinian was a football genius, of that there can be no doubt, a man who shared legendary status in his homeland with the likes of Che Guevara and Evita, a man who was known simply as, D10S….God.

Maradona’s life story and the thoughts of many of the games most respected figures are enthrallingly compiled in a film length documentary entitled ‘D10S: The Story of Diego Armando Maradona which is now available from Amazon.

The feature length documentary is just shy of 2hrs long but in truth I would’ve been happy to sit through it for longer. At one point it’s suggested that Maradona would be even better than he was if only he were playing today thanks to the over zealous treatment he received by the likes of Italy andΒ UruguayΒ who knew they could get away with stopping Maradona in his tracks whenever he received the ball. Lionel Messi doesn’t know how lucky he is!

* There is a story that the first day a young boy arrived to train with a local football team in the suburbs of Buenos Aires three people were there to watch him. By the second day there were 10. By the third day, a crowd of more than 30 had gathered to watch this diminutive boy play with the poise and skill of someone much older. His name? Diego Armando Maradona.

He would come to be known in Argentina simply as Dios God. Diego Maradona was born into an incredibly poor family and spent his childhood living in a small hut with seven brothers and sisters in the shanty town of Fiorito, in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.

His journey from abject poverty to superstardom is a staggering one, a rags to riches tale filled with joy and heartbreak in equal amounts. His career scaled unbelievable heights yet plumbed the depths. He was ever controversial, but his ability with a ball at his feet is undoubted: many would argue unsurpassed.

Genius or rebel, magician or maverick? Maradona split public opinion like no other footballer. From his rise to the top of the world to the Hand of God , 1986 World Cup glory, perhaps the greatest goal ever and his downward spiral, this is his remarkable story, told in his own words and by those who knew him best.

*Insert taken from the official D10S publishers.

As a proud Englishman I know I should hate him, but as a lover of football I just can’t, there’s been no one like him before or since, not even Messi although he is the closest thing I’ve seen to Maradona in the way he plays. Zidane was brilliant, but his game was totally different to Maradona, so too was Pele’s.

If you only watch one DVD this year let it be this one, a truly enthralling story.

RedRants has secured two copies to giveaway. To be in with a chance of winning the DVD simply find us and on Twitter then answer the following question via our Twitter () and we’ll pick the winners at random (entries can be made from anywhere in the World) when the competition closes at midnight on Sunday 16th September 2012.

Q: How old (in years only) was Maradona when he made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors?

Ian

22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. Moscow

    September 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    There is only one God and his name is Paul Scholes. HE SCORES GOALS

  2. Mr. Fabulous

    September 13, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Who the hell wants to read this crap? Stick to UNITED players, not Argie druggie cokehead scum.

    Here’s some other fascinating facts about “D10S”: 1. He is the father-in-law of City legend Kun AGUEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO and regularly goes to watch him and his other bum chum Tevez at the Emptyhad Stadium. 2. He had the temerity to slag off Sir Alex Ferguson in the Argie media after we failed to sign Tevez in 2009. 3. He was kicked out of the 1994 World Cup after doping agents found that he was drugged up to the eyeballs.

    And for those reasons, I’m out.

  3. Redrich

    September 13, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Messi makes him look like Rooney on a strict Fast-Food diet. πŸ™‚

    Anyway I think other than Messi, there are a handful of players that I would rate ahead of him.

    Pele
    Tostao
    Best
    Charlton
    Cruyff
    Bergkamp
    Zidane
    and almost certainly, Stoichkov, who was dominant in Europe in the 80/90’s.

    Edit.
    Ronaldo gets a shout, but I’m wary of the way he might end his career.

    • Opti

      September 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      @Redrich: Maybe Pele and Zidane, but who else can single-handily win a World Cup, and Serie A and UEFA Cup with Napoli. That is an amazing feat.

      If not for the disgusting post-football antics, Maradona would probably be considered the best. Kind of like Gascgoine (spelling..) is just an afterthought today…

      • Redrich

        September 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

        @Opti: OK he won the WC with 2 amazing feet and one hand thrown in to-boot. πŸ˜€

    • Moscow

      September 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      @Redrich: I’d add Ferenc Puskas to that list.

    • Aston

      September 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      @Redrich: No way was Stoichkov anywhere near Maradona

  4. Stephen

    September 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Can I be the first to mention that Maradona was a drug addled cheat?

    • Ian

      September 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      @Stephen: Yeah but what a player! Let him turn with the ball and you’re toast!

  5. Stephen

    September 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I am liking the new headers Ian!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  6. Ian

    September 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Thank Muadh, great aren’t they πŸ™‚

    @MuadhKalbani

  7. Opti

    September 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I love how every comment has a negative vote except RedRich πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

    • Redrich

      September 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      @Opti: Huh???

      • Opti

        September 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

        @Redrich: Pleading the American 5th, I see πŸ™‚ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€

  8. Onkar

    September 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    So now you can guess whos doing it…. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†
    Next time when there is a negative hit on your comment rest be sure its…. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    • Redrich

      September 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      @Onkar: Just for that, here’s another one for you mate. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  9. Moscow

    September 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Ian, BAN REDRICH πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  10. Redrich

    September 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Aww, you guys being mean to RedRich πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  11. Redrich

    September 14, 2012 at 1:03 am

    From the Mail – “Shinji Kagawa has vowed to bulk up after admitting the back injury that threatens to rule him out of Manchester United’s clash with Wigan may be due to a lack of strength and conditioning.”

    Oh dear, this is ringing a familiar bell! πŸ™„

  12. Redrich

    September 14, 2012 at 5:20 am

    So an open question here. Where is Grognard??

    I was gone for a year and probably missed something relevant, but do hope he’s OK.

    WHERE ARE YOU GROGNARD!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Moscow

      September 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      @Redrich: After what happened to his Bayern Munich last season, he probably needs to take some time out πŸ˜†

    • Opti

      September 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      @Redrich:

      Waaaaay back:
      1) Grognard posts a silly and incendiary piece on Ferguson which pins him against the world as he receives it from all sides. It was a bloodbath! Grognard had enough and vows NEVER to come again.

      2) Grognard comes back a couple months later and tries another better article but gets into a verbal skirmish with someone/a couple commenters and vows NEVER to return.

      3) No one has seen or heard from him since. (Maybe Ian?)

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