Maradona : The Autobiography of Soccer's Greatest and Most Controversial Star by Diego Maradona with a New Epilogue by Mark Weinstein
A poor boy from Buenos Aires shanty town, Diego Maradona's genius with the soccer ball took him to the heights of South American, European, and world soccer, yet his struggles with the pressures of life inside and outside the game repeatedly threatened to tear him and his legend down. Her or villain, one thing about Maradona is certain: he was the greatest soccer player of his generation - and perhaps of all time. And never before has Maradona given us his extraordinary story in his own words. Until now. From his poverty- stricken origins to his greatest glories on the field, Maradona recounts, with astonishing frankness and brilliant insight, the pivotal moments of his legendary life - the pressures of being a child prodigy, the infamous "Hand of God" semi-final game against England in the 1986 World Cup, an incredible turn-around and the dream turned sour at Napoli, and the shame and disgrace of his positive drug test at USA 1994. In this amazingly honest autobiography, we see inside the mind of one of the most talented, controversial, and complex sportsmen of our times - a man torn between the demands of corporate club bosses, the fans and his own tempestuous personal life.