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A statue of Diego Maradona was inaugurated on Wednesday (31st October) in Buenos Aires to celebrate the football legend's 58 birthday.

The latest statue celebrating Argentina legend Diego Maradona was unveiled near his first professional club Argentinos Juniors in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.

The 2.8 metre high statue wrought in bronze, was commissioned by the local council to celebrate his 58th birthday on October 30th, alth9ough bad weather delayed the unveiling by a day.

"The inspiration of this work or of this moment of Diego is the goal that we, all the Argentines celebrated in 1986 against the English, the second one. After observing many photos I felt that this marked a milestone in the history of Argentine soccer. it is also when he starts becoming known as the "cosmic kite" said sculptor Jorge Martinez

Local man Pablo Petuliero added "I have no doubt that this place will be an emblematic place, not only for the neighbourhood, it will exceed the neighbourhood, it will transcend. Diego Maradona is an international figure from the point of view of what he has given to football. No one will ever be or was like him."

Category: Football

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