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He is hailed as a god in his native Argentina, has been a vital part of the country's culture since the mid-70s and is largely considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Now, 11 years since retiring from playing, Diego Maradona is making a triumphant return to the sport as the Argentine national coach.

However, his checkered past has made Maradona something of a surprise choice. The 48-year-old has regularly courted controversy -- not with-standing his well-publicized drug-addiction.

His talent has never been in doubt, though, and his performances on a domestic and world stage are the stuff of legend.

Since beginning his career as a 15-year-old with Argentinos Juniors, Maradona has attracted legions of fans. Read full article »

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