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Gary Lineker's brilliant, heartfelt tribute to Diego Maradona

A heartfelt tribute from Gary Lineker to the one and only Diego Maradona, including a lovely story that sums up the Argentine's true genius.
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  1. Steven Upton

    Steven Upton

    6 soat oldin

    its hard to plan to mark a guy taking performance enhancing drugs , who hand balls it into the net

  2. J DH87

    J DH87

    Kun oldin

    bAng

  3. Leni Gonzalez

    Leni Gonzalez

    2 kun oldin

    Este tipo es, literalmente, un caballero inglés. Sos un maestro, Gary. Y no lo digo porque hable con tanta admiración y respeto sobre Diego. Es una buena persona, un jugador que terminó su carrera sin que le hayan sacado una sola amarilla siquiera, en ningún partido. En ninguno! Amable, conciliador, un buen tipo ♥️

    • jorge pimentel

      jorge pimentel

      13 soat oldin

      Y un LETAL número 9, con físico y técnica de mediocampista, pero si le tirabas una pelota a la cama a la 3 de la madrugada, se despertaba y definía.

  4. Pablo Fernandez

    Pablo Fernandez

    7 kun oldin

    Traducción please in spanish ?! 🇦🇷

  5. Mystic Produce

    Mystic Produce

    10 kun oldin

    Gracias Gary ❤️!

  6. sebastian alegria

    sebastian alegria

    11 kun oldin

    Gary, like Maradona belonged to a golden generation composed by fantastic football players, and one of them was Diego. He's famous to this day by the Hand of God in that football match Argentina - England in Mexico 86'.

  7. Maximus Murphius

    Maximus Murphius

    11 kun oldin

    Rex Diego ! RIP !

  8. KeepEmCommin

    KeepEmCommin

    11 kun oldin

    He's a goon

  9. Adam Bob Anderson

    Adam Bob Anderson

    12 kun oldin

    I tried to do the thing that Mara tried to do but failed. Rip Diego 💙🤍🇦🇷

  10. Shane Kelley

    Shane Kelley

    12 kun oldin

    Maradonna. Cheat. FULL STOP.

  11. Shubham Sahai

    Shubham Sahai

    13 kun oldin

    Great tribute from a true sportsman! Thanks for the memories Maradona, thanks for a wonderful tribute Gary Linekar!

  12. joseph

    joseph

    15 kun oldin

    the key point here, which lineker doesn't express clearly here, is that the ball 'comes down' but bounces before maradona helps it back up with a kick. some people may think maradona just kicks it back up without the ball hitting the ground first. that would be impossible and perhaps that's what these pundit players are thinking as lineker doesn't make it clear - lineker just says and it came back down. letting the ball bounce first is far more possible. i'd say the likes of messi and others would master that no problem, if it's not something they do naturally.

    • Abby 30

      Abby 30

      12 kun oldin

      @joseph if it was normal and others could do it, then he wouldn't mention it. As for other greats, they haven't done it, so when they do we will applaud them. And also, he did it with an 80s ball, not today's lighter balls.

    • joseph

      joseph

      13 kun oldin

      @Abby 30 was that his key point - is that why he stated that bit at the end of his story as an afterthought. that's a good time to make a key point. he went to great length to convey what maradona did with the ball but left it unclear. what maradona did with the ball was good skill, which pele, messi, george best, kinkladze would surely have no problem doing. the english players who tried to do it, of course they didn't manage a feat of exceptional skill as they were not one of the greats. although, if they practiced it enough like maradona, their three tries would turn into more very soon. in fact, lineker is so in awe of maradona, i think he was fooled into thinking maradona did hit the ball up before it hit the ground. as that really is the way lineker describes it here, very misleadingly, without intending to. he is just starstruck. maradona is great and i'm a fan but he did not do the impossible and there other great players who have a touch to equal his, though each touch of the great players is subtly different in style to the others.

    • Abby 30

      Abby 30

      13 kun oldin

      But the key point is that no other player was able to do it!

  13. Jett Z85

    Jett Z85

    16 kun oldin

    2:01 yes exactly....

  14. John Abruzzi

    John Abruzzi

    17 kun oldin

    Maradona The Best of the Best Rest in Peace!

  15. axoram

    axoram

    17 kun oldin

    Lineker grande campione e grande uomo , saluti dall'Italia , rip Diego , rip Paolo🧡

  16. José Villaró

    José Villaró

    18 kun oldin

    Gary is a gentleman

  17. Jem

    Jem

    19 kun oldin

    Well said Gary. Bst player i have ever seen, including Messi and Georgie Best, and Im Irish

  18. Indi Bhart

    Indi Bhart

    19 kun oldin

    He was sadly fouled by his opposition many times...these days the Red Card would have been shown!!!! I will be producing a list of Fowler’s shortly!!! 😀

  19. Indi Bhart

    Indi Bhart

    19 kun oldin

    The best!!!!

  20. Ray Smith

    Ray Smith

    19 kun oldin

    Maradonna. RIP. Loved the song ' Like a virgin' .

  21. TT 97

    TT 97

    19 kun oldin

    2:02 Owen's face says it all

  22. TNK Sports Agency

    TNK Sports Agency

    21 kun oldin

    Gary always brilliant ,spot on, greetings from Uruguay

  23. David M

    David M

    23 kun oldin

    This is priceless. My eternal respect to both Lineker and Maradona.

  24. Tim Vercruysen

    Tim Vercruysen

    24 kun oldin

    My grandpa comes from naples and he sais that Maradona was more important for him than everyone and that hé Saw a match of himwhere hè scores twice and he was like a God for them we Will mis him

  25. Nick

    Nick

    24 kun oldin

    Fuc off ya dog Gary L. Where's ya refugee ??

    • Nick

      Nick

      11 kun oldin

      @Generic Person Up linekers back door just like his hypocrisy is clown

    • Generic Person

      Generic Person

      11 kun oldin

      Where’s your spelling

  26. Jim Clawley

    Jim Clawley

    24 kun oldin

    How would Gary know what it’s like? He was never in his own half

  27. Gabriel Vita

    Gabriel Vita

    24 kun oldin

    My respect for Gary, he really feel admiration for Diego. Regards from Argentina.

  28. Sigit Prabowo

    Sigit Prabowo

    25 kun oldin

    What a tribute from Gary, we will miss Maradona so much. What Gary has said about England team vs Maradona, I think it's an honest explanation. Even the Italians tried so hard to stop him, as we all know they had many legendary defenders

  29. Lobo Suelto

    Lobo Suelto

    25 kun oldin

    Boca Juniors.. ❤🇦🇷 .......⚽......10.

  30. Bodhi Dasgupta

    Bodhi Dasgupta

    26 kun oldin

    Gary Linekar is such a wonderful orator.. he made us visualize the goal so wonderfully..

  31. kim kee

    kim kee

    27 kun oldin

    The woke one relativising cheating ...

  32. straightfacts

    straightfacts

    27 kun oldin

    Gary is not only a great player with no red cards, but also a true British Gentleman.

  33. Bob Bobbin

    Bob Bobbin

    28 kun oldin

    Typical

  34. Rahul Dravid

    Rahul Dravid

    29 kun oldin

    Petite dynamite genius. Rip Maradona. 🙏

  35. Daniel Llanos

    Daniel Llanos

    29 kun oldin

    My respect for Gary Lineker , the best player of England's football. Really !!

  36. Nico Daglio

    Nico Daglio

    29 kun oldin

    My god, what a pleasure is listening to Gary. Such a humble, clear man. Respect.

  37. E Quint

    E Quint

    29 kun oldin

    i lost mij idool

  38. Ludwig Fischer

    Ludwig Fischer

    29 kun oldin

    Without Drugs. Maradona will be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi together.

  39. lecocos

    lecocos

    Oy oldin

    Gracias Gary por tus palabras, emocionantes recuerdos con Maradona. Un gran abrazo de un argentino que te admira!

  40. Thomas Deierling

    Thomas Deierling

    Oy oldin

    In terms of ability of handling the Ball, he was the best ever

  41. Yonah

    Yonah

    Oy oldin

    Very touching amazing. I still feel his loss for some reason 🙏

  42. Egzon Salihu

    Egzon Salihu

    Oy oldin

    Maradona is the best player of football in the world of all the time. RIP Maradona ❤️🔟⚽️

  43. obj jr

    obj jr

    Oy oldin

    despues de ver el documental es exactamente todo como lo conto jaja

  44. Hussein Hussein

    Hussein Hussein

    Oy oldin

    Words fail me !!!!! Diego forever

  45. ياسر العمري

    ياسر العمري

    Oy oldin

    Maradona's ability is much better than Pele's ability in Football ....

  46. David O'brien

    David O'brien

    Oy oldin

    I still think England should of man marked him in that game,I was stunned when I only recently discovered they had no special plans for maradonna that day,man marking does and has worked many times against great players,and yes I know he was a genius and it may not of worked,but then again it might of,Robson should of picked his fittest best tackler and had his team prepare him to stick to maradonna like glue every single move he made in that match

  47. Stuart Kelly

    Stuart Kelly

    Oy oldin

    I got the feeling that Maradona thought Lineker was a deuchbag when he met him, he was mocking him, Maradona wouldnt like people like Lineker

  48. Sadif Rahman

    Sadif Rahman

    Oy oldin

    Great way to pay your tribute Gary

  49. Alejandro Cardozo

    Alejandro Cardozo

    Oy oldin

    Gary Lineker BIG GENTLEMAN! Respectfully yours from Uruguay!!

  50. Richard Moonstone

    Richard Moonstone

    Oy oldin

    Pele is no doubt the best and greatest football player ever, but also possibly the greatest sporting phenomenon ever to grace this earth, especially in terms of achievements, and here's why. I'm sorry, until any player can win 3 world cups and almost 4, and change how a sport is played, reinventing the game completely, and be so influential to a country that had never won a world cup to help them win at the age of seventeen for the first time, coming from poverty to dominate everything about the game and then have every player after and since him including Maradona and Messi copying him and trying to match him in style of play and achievements to this day, until another player is even close to this, Pele is no doubt not only the best football player ever, but possibly the biggest sporting phenomenon ever. And there is a reason for this. Both his right and left foot could do anything with the ball and we're just as good as eachother as a fact, not metaphorically speaking and no other player, not even Maradona or Messi have been blessed with this weapon, most especially to this degree. Watch how from outside the box, Pele strikes the ball with equal accuracy and power to score his goals, there is no other great that can do that. And yes he achieved all he did at a time when not just poverty, but racism at great extremes was against him, and at a time fouling brutally was allowed even more ruthlessly than in Maradona's time, and yes the pitches were even worse.

    • Abby 30

      Abby 30

      13 kun oldin

      But pele had the best players in the world in his team. Maradona won trophies with mediocre teams, that's why Maradona is the greatest!

    • JJ B

      JJ B

      Oy oldin

      "until any player can win 3 world cups and almost 4, and change how a sport is played, reinventing the game completely,".... and "Pele is no doubt not only the best football player ever, but possibly the biggest sporting phenomenon ever"... and so on... Propaganda victim with a rigged hero... Hulk does not exist. Pelé was not even the best football player of his generation.

  51. Ralph Figaro

    Ralph Figaro

    Oy oldin

    Diego was the golden ball winner of the 86 world cup the best player. Lot of people doesn't know that Gary linaker was the golden boot winner being the top scorer of that same world cup.

    • JJ B

      JJ B

      Oy oldin

      Yes, Lineker (6) scored one more goal than Maradona (5).

  52. Shubham Sahai

    Shubham Sahai

    Oy oldin

    Brilliant heartfelt tribute by Linekar.. Rest in peace Maradona! Thanks for the wonderful memories!

    • Emily An

      Emily An

      Oy oldin

      Gary Lineker is a very British Gentleman....I love UK because there are people like him...Thanks!

  53. Emily An

    Emily An

    Oy oldin

    Great tribute Gary, love how the younger pundits are asking questions on him and in awh of his ability.

    • Emily An

      Emily An

      Oy oldin

      Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

  54. joe pesci

    joe pesci

    Oy oldin

    He walked more than 3 steps, why talking good about maradroga at any cost???He wasn't that great football player

    • bofooit gojo

      bofooit gojo

      Oy oldin

      He was a cheater, but a great footballer no doubt. Not the best though.

    • bofooit gojo

      bofooit gojo

      Oy oldin

      Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

  55. clayton jackson

    clayton jackson

    Oy oldin

    The Definition of the word HERO! MARADONA!!!

  56. Fabio Pascali

    Fabio Pascali

    Oy oldin

    Maradona, God, Lineker, gentleman ever

    • Emily An

      Emily An

      Oy oldin

      Maradona a footballing God.

  57. Jack Flash

    Jack Flash

    Oy oldin

    Linekar : worthy winner of the golden boot award at the 86 cup , something Marodona couldn't achieve.

  58. James Goddard

    James Goddard

    Oy oldin

    That actually is impossible! Owens face says it all! R.I.P Diego! Absolute legend!

  59. Julian Dicks

    Julian Dicks

    Oy oldin

    Llorar

    • pollo frito :v

      pollo frito :v

      Oy oldin

      Hablas español porq no entiendo nada:'-/

  60. Niall Cnoc

    Niall Cnoc

    Oy oldin

    Lineker restoring some English respectability after Peter Shilton’s disgraceful behaviour last week.

  61. sasarasasarasa

    sasarasasarasa

    Oy oldin

    So much CLASS from Gary. Respect. 👌👏

    • sasarasasarasa

      sasarasasarasa

      Oy oldin

      @Cassie Lineker was very good but call him "genius" is little bit too much 😂

    • Cassie

      Cassie

      Oy oldin

      play in world cup and he was absoloutly a genius with ball .and was clean in the game not like maradonna

  62. daisyroot Lady

    daisyroot Lady

    Oy oldin

    line aker has everything planned thats how he makes his profit. he should be working for tabloids, that is his big misfortune , only he'd be afraid of his tail being stepped on

    • Cassie

      Cassie

      Oy oldin

      Champions League is boring and predictable! Format change is needed.

  63. irishcowboy42

    irishcowboy42

    Oy oldin

    Lots of respect for Lineker on this one, Diego was the greatest of all, it just wasn't all about the football. The humility about himself and the respect for his teammates, the love for his country all added to his icon status. The hand of God goal, give me a break, Diego was 5'5 inches tall and Shilton was supposedly 6'0 foot and he beat him with his hand to the ball, fcuk off and own up to it Peter.

  64. Alex Martin-Schael

    Alex Martin-Schael

    Oy oldin

    Fantastic tribute, very touching.

  65. Ricardo Delgado

    Ricardo Delgado

    Oy oldin

    Gracias Gary, un verdadero caballero y un cra también. De vos, esto significa mucho.

  66. CallidusAnguis

    CallidusAnguis

    Oy oldin

    He was a cheater, but a great footballer no doubt. Not the best though.

    • fouoii gyhh

      fouoii gyhh

      Oy oldin

      El Diego is not dead, he is in eternal freestyle.

  67. Christopher Godfrey

    Christopher Godfrey

    Oy oldin

    Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

    • fouoii gyhh

      fouoii gyhh

      Oy oldin

      instead of licking his arse when it's too late.

  68. Andrea Zitani

    Andrea Zitani

    Oy oldin

    Gary Lineker is a very British Gentleman....I love UK because there are people like him...Thanks!

  69. Patrick Brennan

    Patrick Brennan

    Oy oldin

    Lovely memories and dedication from Gary Lineker

  70. MICKY BRENNAN

    MICKY BRENNAN

    Oy oldin

    Maradona a footballing God.

  71. Heirov17

    Heirov17

    Oy oldin

    Actually thought Gary was going to cry at the end of his "it didn't work" line. Awesome use of words and emotions in describing a fellow peer.

  72. Andrei FIRUTI

    Andrei FIRUTI

    Oy oldin

    During the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Romania beat Argentina 3-2. After the game, newspapers from all around the world had the following headline: “Hagi and his Romanian tent beat Argentina”. Nobody said a thing. On the same year, Romania played against France in Saint-Etienne. Local fans wrote on their banners “Carpathian Gypsies”. Nobody said a thing. In 2009, Stuttgart played Unirea Urziceni in the Champions League. Stuttgart’s coach told his players that they’ll play against gypsies, including Ciprian Marica(his own striker) in that category. Nobody said a thing. In 2010, Steaua Bucharest played against Napoli. The Italian fans wrote on a banner “Romanians are shi*ty people, they are gypsies”. No measures were taken by UEFA. In 2014, Willy Grondin, Nantes’ goalkeepers’ coach called Romanian footballer Banel Nicolita a “begger”, reffering to his ethnicity. No measures were taken by UEFA. In 2016, Irina Begu played against Caroline Garcia. During the game, Garcia said the following: “I can’t belive I’m losing to this fuc*ing gypsy”. No measures were taken. In 2018, Simona Halep won the Roland Garros tournament. Following the win, French tabloid Charlie Hebdo released a cartoon with her followed by the word “Feraille”, which translated means scrap, an allusion to gypsies. Nobody said a thing. In 2019, Czech fans repeatedly shouted “gypsies, gypsies” when Slavia Prague played against CFR Cluj. No measures were taken by UEFA. On Tuesday night, a Romanian referee referred to Istanbul Basaksehir’s assistant manager as “black”. He called him by his skin colour. The whole Turkish team refused to continue playing the game and they started calling the Romanian people “gypsies”. The entire international press heroes out of the assistant manager and players of both teams, and set up Coltescu as the number one villain. This is the world we live in.

  73. Liam Noman

    Liam Noman

    Oy oldin

    🌹

  74. A Moan On A Phone.

    A Moan On A Phone.

    Oy oldin

    Junkie cheat.

  75. Marko Nikolic

    Marko Nikolic

    Oy oldin

    Champions League is boring and predictable! Format change is needed.

    • niduoe stre

      niduoe stre

      Oy oldin

      Excellent video. Keep it up!?

  76. peter koumbridis

    peter koumbridis

    Oy oldin

    he talks about maradonna with outstanding skills with the ball but forgetten that pele in his own right acheived more world cups scored more goals and was the youngest ever to play in world cup and he was absoloutly a genius with ball .and was clean in the game not like maradonna

    • niduoe stre

      niduoe stre

      Oy oldin

      facts

  77. Ulfhednar Norvegr

    Ulfhednar Norvegr

    Oy oldin

    A champagne socialist hailing a cheater is nothing new. Viva Drogas Maradona... Cheating is alright when they are special, right? Always one rule for the chosen - all down to the core of socialism. One rule for Tor, another rule for Loke...

  78. Gary Spence

    Gary Spence

    Oy oldin

    Juggled some socks........fantastic !!! Crack head

  79. David C.

    David C.

    Oy oldin

    Beautiful tribute Gary, we can feel your admiration and respect to Diego ! Very emotional to listen to !

  80. Vucumprá

    Vucumprá

    Oy oldin

    I've always liked Maradona and laughed when he batted that ball into the goal with his hands and got plenty of hatred by England fans for doing so, but it was the Ref that was at fault, Maradona was branded a cheat although he cheated no more than most other footballers, but let's not for get his links with the Camorra, drugs, weapons and so forth instead of licking his arse when it's too late.

    • Vucumprá

      Vucumprá

      Oy oldin

      @JJ B Yes, that's right he cheated no more than other footballers.

    • JJ B

      JJ B

      Oy oldin

      „The first goal, ehhhhh, it’s like…, it’s like I steal from a thief.“, "... With this I don't want to be disrecpetful to the British football fans...", Diego Maradona. (from Sky)

  81. Kriegerdammerung

    Kriegerdammerung

    Oy oldin

    El Diego is not dead, he is in eternal freestyle.

  82. G S

    G S

    Oy oldin

    Se te extraña Diego! Gracias por tanta genialidad. Serás eterno.

  83. Aaron James

    Aaron James

    Oy oldin

    They weren't clean full vertical volley "bangs" like ol' Gal says but subtle vertical half-volley touches that're easy and I do em all the time (ol' Gal, baiting every one up)

  84. Eduardo Mastroscello

    Eduardo Mastroscello

    Oy oldin

    British friends, who always remember "the hand of god" A bit of history ... Diego with "the hand of god" were stolen .. We agree! I would also like to talk about the World Cup 66 quarterfinals England - Argentina (German referee) Germany - Uruguay (English referee) The German referee expels Rattin (Argentine captain) after 33 minutes said that he had insulted him, without knowing the Spanish language. England won 1-0 with a goal from Hurst in the 77th minute with arbitration that favored them throughout the game. If the robbery is done by the power of the Football organizations, from the shadows, is it more acceptable for a football player to do it in full view of the world?

  85. Robert C Lynch

    Robert C Lynch

    Oy oldin

    My era too. I was a teenager in 1986 and 86 and 82 were my favourites. Maradona for me, was the greatest player ever.

  86. steakmeal74

    steakmeal74

    Oy oldin

    Lineker 🤢🤮🤮

    • RTC1655

      RTC1655

      Oy oldin

      ?

  87. Al Pontevedra

    Al Pontevedra

    Oy oldin

    Hey Messi I the greatest and that's it .

  88. Angel Matos

    Angel Matos

    Oy oldin

    Diego was oxygen at every level

  89. omko73

    omko73

    Oy oldin

    Lineker is a good story teller and looks like a cool guy

  90. Gordon Ramsay

    Gordon Ramsay

    Oy oldin

    As anybody said what a drug taking cheat Maradona was? How can people idolise somebody who cheated in there profession..get a grip on reality and stop glossing over the facts

    • zijuiy wttuy

      zijuiy wttuy

      Oy oldin

      gary lineker. the humble, loved by nation footballer turned into million pound tv license burden, big headed twitter diva.

  91. Zico Rarat

    Zico Rarat

    Oy oldin

    The greatest ever in football

    • zijuiy wttuy

      zijuiy wttuy

      Oy oldin

      He was a drug taking cheater.

  92. Caesar 1

    Caesar 1

    Oy oldin

    Cool skill but useless in a game unfortunately.

  93. KING. BAABA. XAAJI. GUNERS.

    KING. BAABA. XAAJI. GUNERS.

    Oy oldin

    I remember Gary meet Maradona.

  94. Amalia Catalina

    Amalia Catalina

    Oy oldin

    The level of HYPOCRISY of the English. They don't talk about all the cheating they did kicking, beating punching Maradona in the face, constantly during the whole game, the CHEATING...AND that's ok. They're just sore losers. Maradona never complained of the beating he endured. And they just go on and on..if talk about cheating, then talk about your cheating as well. That takes balls.

    • riberadelplata

      riberadelplata

      Oy oldin

      eeh?

  95. Cassie

    Cassie

    Oy oldin

    Great tribute Gary, love how the younger pundits are asking questions on him and in awh of his ability.

  96. Eminem Morgan

    Eminem Morgan

    Oy oldin

    Lineker contradicts himself - clearly remember him saying Messi was the greatest player ever. Not surprised though as he is a pandering woke fool. Defund the BBC

  97. Jerome & Lydia

    Jerome & Lydia

    Oy oldin

    Gary Linekar is a real sportsman for leaving this message,especially after the disgusting HAND OF GOD drama from the 1986 World Cup. Rest in peace to a real legend of the game. Checkout our Maradona tribute blog right now on our UZtop channel

  98. cristian silvio bernachea

    cristian silvio bernachea

    Oy oldin

    nosotros vimos un free style, en 1981, 25 años antes de que hubiera otro en cualquier parte del mundo

    • Cassie

      Cassie

      Oy oldin

      Gary Lineker: what a great player and classy man! We miss him, Baggio and MARADONA! Greetings from Italy

  99. Christopher O'Farrell

    Christopher O'Farrell

    Oy oldin

    This is Gary at his best. He should keep out of politics, there he is a more ruder spelling of the german player, Kuntz.

  100. Francis Robertson

    Francis Robertson

    Oy oldin

    Non personality’s talking about a human being they would destroy for anything he done in this day. They couldn’t like sh** off his shoe

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