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El Diego

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Hero. Villain
Eratic. Sublime
Genius. Legend
The greatest of all time

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Diego Maradona
Both saint and sinner
An enigma. An inspiration
A leader. A winner

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Worshiped in his homeland
In Naples too
Lighting up “La Bombanera”
In his Boca blue

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Diego was an artist
The most famous of number ten’s
With the heart of a lion
The control of a Mercedes Benz

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 He glided along the turf
He had style, he had grace
Defenders would tremble
As he ran at them with pace

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Just ten minutes of one game
Summed Diego up
As he showed us all
He’d do anything to win that cup

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Argentina against England
In the Mexican sun
He dealt a hammer blow to the English
Like a bullet from a gun

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 He used his hand to score
England clearly robbed
It was the dark side of Diego
His infamous “Hand of God”

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Just moments later
After what had just been
He showed everyone what he could do
With the greatest goal the World has ever seen

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 English defenders
Falling left and right
He rounded Shilton
To a nation’s delight

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 A tortured genius
Most at ease with his foot on a ball
Some say Cryuff, for many it’s Pele
For me Diego is the greatest of them all

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/el-diego/