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Diego Armando Maradona: an avowed fan of the NFL

Diego Armando Maradona had it all. However, the ‘Cosmic Kite’ dreamed of having more and achieving glory in one of the sports leagues Most important in the world.

In an interview conducted for Ole in the already distant 2009, Maradona revealed something: he was a fervent fan of la NFL. He even added that if he could take the identity of one of the active players 11 seasons ago, he would choose Peyton Manning.

Yes I love it. Not a team, but I liked it [Brett] Favre, who left New York. I want to be Peyton Manning”, Explained Maradona.

The parallels between Manning and Maradona are not few. The Argentine is considered one of the best footballers in history; for his part, at the time of his retirement he commanded the list in total passing yards and touchdown passes. Another thing, both moved the offensive strings of their teams like nobody else.

His dream on the grills

In addition, Maradona explained that one of his dreams was to be able to attend a Monday Night Football, since he did not miss a prime time game. He added that the biggest draw he saw in NFL games was strategy.

I want to see an American football game, be there, because on Mondays I don’t miss a game“, elaborated. “I like the plays, pure strategy. I can chorear you [robar] any”.

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