Diego Maradona died on Wednesday. But before his death, his life journey was a magnet for global travelers.
Diego Armando Maradona or familiarly called Maradona died on November 25, 2020 in Tigre, Argentina due to a heart attack. Maradona died at the age of 60.
By Argentines, Maradona, who led the Argentina national team to the 1986 World Cup trophy, is considered an unusual figure. By some of his fans, he is worshiped like God.
In addition, Maradona’s life journey was left behind in many places. In the stadium, also in the church. In the form of a statue or trophy in a museum. Here are some of Diego Maradona’s tours:
Maradona was given the title “D10S” (derived from the word dios which means “God” in Spanish and replaced by “10” Maradona’s jersey number. With football as their religion they call Maradonian adherents.
They own the Maradona church. Its location in the Rosario. The church was founded by Alejandro Verón and Hernan Amez.
There are saved posters of Diego at every stage of his 21-year career, a replica of the World Cup trophy, and a biographical book that they consider holy book.
The Maradona statue was built when he celebrated his 58th birthday. The statue is a bronze statue placed near the stadium of the Argentinos Juniors club, Maradona’s club debut as a professional player in 1976.
The inauguration was a day late from Maradona’s birthday on October 30. Because of the rain.
Quoted from ESPN, sculptor Jorge Martinez said that “a goal that all Argentines are cheering for” was the inspiration for the statue.
“That is a milestone in the history of Argentina,” he said.
The 9-foot statue is placed on the terrace near the mural where Maradona is depicted wearing the red Argentinos Juniors uniform.
Diego Armando Maradona Stadium
Diego Armando Maradona Stadium is the home of Argentinos Juniors. The club was Maradona’s club when he made his professional career debut in 1976.
The stadium was named Maradona in recognition in 2004. It was the moment after renovations and celebrations for the club’s 100th anniversary. Previously, the stadium was named Estadio de la Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors.
The stadium is in Buenos Aires and has a capacity of 2 thousand spectators.
Alberto J. Armando Stadium
This stadium was formerly named La Bombonera which opened on May 25, 1940. Its location is in the La Boca district in Buenos Aires.
In 1986, the stadium with a capacity of 54 thousand spectators received a new name, Alberto J. Armando. The name was in honor of the then famous president of Boca Juniors who also had the same name.
This stadium is considered to be one of the most important stadiums in the world, as the home of Argentine football giants Boca Junior, the club that Maradona defended, as well as Maradona’s debut with the Argentine national team.
In this stadium, Maradona has an executive room.
Museum of the Boquense Passion
Lonely Planet noted this museum is located at the headquarters of the Argentine giants, Boca Juniors, at the Boca Juniors Stadium. This museum is a high-tech museum that tells the history and fine achievements of the club.
Well, Maradona is a legend of this club. Boca Juniors is Maradona’s second professional club. One season there, Maradona managed to make Boca Juniors win the Argentine League in 1981.
Boca Juniors was also the club that closed Maradona’s career from 1995 to 1997.
Basílica Santísimo Sacramento
This church is a tourist destination. This church was built in 1751 and is still the most magnificent church in Argentina. This church is getting more famous after Maradona married Valeria Massa here.