On this day in 1986, Diego Maradona scored two of the most famous goals of all time as Argentina knocked England out of the World Cup.
At the World Cup in Mexico, Maradona cemented his status as a football icon, inspiring Argentina almost single-handedly all the way to glory – which remains the last time they lifted the trophy.
One of his finest, and also one of his most infamous, moments came in the quarter-final defeat of England.
With his hugely controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal, Maradona displayed the cantankerous mischief of a rock star in football boots.
Only four minutes later, the little No.10 showed the other side of the coin, highlighting his otherworldly ability with a sublime solo effort which was later dubbed the ‘Goal of the Century’.
And on the anniversary of one of Maradona’s finest moments, we’ve collected some of the best quotes on the former Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona hero.
Dennis Wise has a tough act to follow.
Twenty-six to get.
How do the two hitmen match up?
We all loved Steed.
Can we do it again now please?
He was one of the world’s most exciting players.
There’s a couple of curve balls in this one.
The man wanted by all the top six.
“That extra edge I thought I had was taken away.”