In the world of soccer, as we Americans call it, there are only a few names that cannot be denied as the greatest of all time. Names like Pele, Ronaldo, and of course Diego Maradona. The last on that list Maradona is arguably the best Argentine player to date. He was the first player to set the world record transfer fee twice in 1982 and 1984.
Maradona played in four world cups. He is most famous or infamous (however you want to look at it), for his performance in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Here playing as captain of his squad, he led his team to a tournament win against West Germany. But it was a play against England in the quarter-finals that went down in infamy. Here is where he scored the “Hand of God” goal where a handball went unpenalized. Interestingly enough his second goal in that same match was voted as Goal of the Century by FIFA.com voters in 2002.
Last November, Maradona passed away. Along with his unique talent for the beautiful game, he was known for his high charisma. Unfortunately, he also had a lot of off-the-field troubles that included drug abuse throughout his life. If you are looking to learn more about Maradona, then Amazon Prime Video has just the series for you.
Later this year, they are going to release the Amazon Original Series, Maradona: Blessed Dream. This biopic series will follow the triumphs and challenges of the legendary soccer player. You can check out the trailer down below!
Maradona: Blessed Dream will feature 10 one-hour long episodes. They will capture key moments from the life of Maradona. It was filmed all over the world. Including Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Italy, and Uruguay.
Below is the synopsis for the description of Maradona: Blessed Dream provided by Amazon Prime Video.
Maradona: Blessed Dream stars Nazareno Casero (Historia de un Clan), Juan Palomino (Magnifica 70) and Nicolas Goldschmidt (Supermax) portraying Diego Armando Maradona throughout his life and prolific career, from his humble beginnings in the town of Fiorito in his home country of Argentina, to his game-changing career through Barcelona and Napoli, finally the series will portray his key role in taking his national team to win the World Cup in Mexico in ’86. Also prominently featured in the series are Julieta Cardinali (En Terapia, Valentin), Laura Esquivel (Patito Feo), Mercedes Morán (Diarios de Motocicleta), Pepe Monje (Amor en Custodia) and Peter Lanzani (El Clan).
The series is led by Alejandro Aimetta as showrunner and director of the episodes filmed in Argentina, Mexico and Uruguay, and is also one of the show’s writers alongside Guillermo Salmerón (El Marginal) and Silvina Olschansky (El Marginal). Roger Gual and Edoardo De Angelis directed episodes in Spain and Italy, respectively. The series executive production is under Francisco Cordero, Liliana Moyano, Mari Urdaneta, Ricardo Coeto and Luis Balaguer.
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What do you think of the trailer for the series? Are you a fan of Maradona? Who is the best soccer player of all time in your opinion? Let us know in the comments down below!