At age 10, Maradona was spotted by a talent scout while he was playing in his neighborhood club Estrella Roja. He became a staple of the cebollitas, the junior team of Buenos Aires side Argentinos Juniors. As a ball-boy in first division games, he amused spectators by showing his wizardry with the ball during the halftime intermissions.
Diego Maradona Videos
"To those of you who have cheered on my goals, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“I don’t for a second regret scoring that goal with my hand.”
“Something that just came out of me. It was a bit of mischief.”
"God makes me play well. That is why I always make the sign of a cross when I walk out on to the pitch. I feel I would be betraying him if I didn’t."
"The problem is that they are all stars at Madrid. You need someone to carry the water to the well."