• This is an operatically emotional book, and also an exceptionally vivid one

    Martin Amis, Guardian
  • A revealing autobiography of a footballing genius

    Sunday Times Sports Book of the Week
  • El Diego illustrates the man's simple, unadulterated love for the game, for the pure unsullied act of taking a football and making it dance to his exuberant tunes. It's a love story, without a happy ending, stopping when he walks off the pitch for the last time

  • It is the autobiography of a footballer, not a celebrity who played football - Maradona's is a turbulent love story about his passion for the game

    The Times
  • Let's say it now, the real reason you want to read a book written by Diego Maradona is to see whether a genius who could skip past every assailant on the planet (except the ones with a wrap of coke) can actually hold a pen, let alone string a sentence together. Thankfully he can.


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