Introducing our new partnership celebrating the man, the legend, the magical Maradona!

For Argentina, the number 10 means magic. It means national passion and pride. It means Maradona — El Pibe do Oro, “The Golden Boy.” The Captain. The man who took “The Hand of God,” and opened the door for legends like Messi.

The number 10 means power.

For 21 years, Diego Maradona made the impossible possible on the pitch. He turned the light blue and white stripes of Argentina into things of fear and awe. Want numbers? Maradona carried Argentina to four different World Cups. He played in 21 World Cup games, captaining a record 16. In 1986, Argentina won it all and he took home the Golden Ball.
A man? No, a revolutionary. A wizard of strength and brawn. A playmaker like nobody we’d ever seen, and a game changer we’ll likely never see again. From his first team, Las Cebollitas, where he began playing at eight years old and won 136 consecutive games, to the National Team, to FC Barcelona, to the spotlight of SSC Napoli, which he transformed into a winner, Maradona was a godlike figure on the pitch. He is an Argentina icon.
Like June 22, 1986, when Maradona wowed the world in a game against England in Mexico City. That’s when he scored his famous goal, which became legendarily known as “The Hand of God.” “The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, a little by the head of Maradona,” he said afterward.

Yet it was what he did only 4 minutes later that immortalized him forever, and it’s the reason why a statue of the great Maradona now sits outside the Estadio Azteca. The “Goal of the Century” is enshrined and immortalized in the imagination forever. Sixty meters, past five defenders, an astonishing 10 seconds of dribbling before the goal. That number 10 is magic. It is unmatched. It is singular in its greatness.

Diego Maradona