Diego Maradona is often remarked upon as being one of the greatest footballers of all time. He played in four Fifa World Cups (that’s a great big soccer tournament to our American chums) for Argentina, including the 1986 tournament in which they triumphed in the final over West Germany. However, he is perhaps most famous for scoring an unpenalised hand assisted goal – known as the ‘Hand of God’ – over England in the quarter-final that same year, and, in the same match, dribbling sixty metres past five England players to score ‘The Goal of the Century.’ Sadly his international career came to an abrupt end following a failed drug test during the 1994 Fifa World Cup, and since then he has held short-lived posts as a football club manager, and has even hosted a successful chat-show on Argentinian television. Interesting stuff. So it should come as no surprise that his life and career are being turned into a documentary series. We’ll leave it to the folks over at amazon to explain…
“Amazon Prime Video has today announced it has greenlit a new Prime Original series based on the life of Diego Armando Maradona, one of the most revered and controversial football players in the history of the sport, whose exploits off the field have become as well-known as his career highlights. Produced by BTF Media, in association with Dhana Media and Raze, the international production promises to bring audiences on the journey of the former player’s early life and across his prolific career, spanning from his home country of Argentina to Spain and Italy, and will chronicle his key role in leading his national team to win the ’86 Mexico World Cup.
“There are few players whose notoriety transcends generations and geographic borders – Maradona is a household name around the world, and his career highlights are still discussed today among the biggest moments in soccer’s history,” said Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition, Prime Video. “We’re excited to bring Prime Video members on this incredible journey.”
“The story will feature an unprecedented look at Maradona, not only as a champion but also as a man. Together with Prime Video, Dhana Media and Raze we are diving deep into the essence of the story and working on all of its aspects to bring it to a global audience,” said Francisco Cordero, Co-Founder and CEO, BTF Media.
And there you have it. For all you football fans (all right, soccer, if you must), there couldn’t be a better time to sign up to Amazon Prime Video.