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Video: Diego Maradona plays for Tottenham

Argentinean legend turns out for an English club for one day

As a favour to his friend and international colleague, Diego Maradona agreed to play in Ossie Ardiles’ 1986 testimonial, which saw Tottenham beat Inter Milan 2-1.

The game – for which Maradona arrived late after being personally driven from his hotel by Ardiles – took place just a few weeks before the 1986 World Cup. Somehow, we don’t think the Argentinean coach would have received such a warm reception at an English ground in the weeks that followed.

Thanks to Seb for the tip


2 responses so far
  • billiospur // September 22, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    was at the game………..days

    to see the great maradona in a spurs shirt!

  • Dokièh // September 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I didn’t know that Maradona wore a Spurs shirt some day. Great video!

    Ossie Ardiles, a great player and the man who made Tottenham fans sing “Argentina, Argentina!” after the war against England.

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