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Mural Paying Tribute to Diego Maradona Appears in Thessaloniki

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A Greek artist and football fan in the Kalamaria neighborhood of Thessaloniki created a magnificent piece in honor of the late Diego Maradona.

The mural, created on the wall of the local football ground, is another tribute to arguably the greatest player in the history of the game.

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The 60-year-old died of a heart attack at his home where he was recuperating. The footballing world has been in mourning following his death, not least in Naples and in Buenos Aires, where he was laid to rest last Thursday.

In Argentina murals paying tribute to Maradona playing for the national team as well other clubs he represented in Argentina such as Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors and Newell’s Old Boys can be found all over the country.

Former Tottenham midfielder Ardiles, who played alongside Maradona at the 1982 World Cup, said he was “a god” in Argentina, in Naples and all around the world.

“He will be remembered as a genius in football,” he added in a BBC interview. “You can see the extraordinary amount of interest that he generates.

“People like [Juventus and Portugal striker] Ronaldo, or people like [Barcelona and Argentina forward] Messi, they couldn’t even dream of having this kind of admiration.

“That was the Maradona phenomenon – all the time.”

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