Video goes viral of Diego Maradona dominating his opponents at the 1986 World Cup


In 1986, Argentina won the World Cup for the second time in their history.

La Albiceleste didn't go into the tournament as the best side. 

But they did have one of the best players in the world in their ranks: Diego Maradona.

The attacking midfielder was 25 years old and in his prime going into the tournament in Mexico.

And what he produced during that summer in 1986 was absolutely remarkable.

During the course of the tournament, Argentina scored 14 goals.

Maradona was directly responsible for 10 of those, scoring five and recording five assists.

He won the Golden Ball after Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in the final, a trophy awarded to the best player in the tournament.


He really was unplayable. It's regarded by many to be the greatest individual performance in history by anyone in a major tournament.

Football fans are now reminiscing about his tournament on Twitter.

@FreeAgentCF2 posted a two-minute compilation video of his highlights and they prove just how good he was.

The video has gone viral, attracting over 30k likes and 8k retweets. You can view them below:

Wow. What a performance.

Maradona recorded five assists that campaign but it could have been even more had his teammates converted some guilt-edged chances.

Football fans have been gushing about his performance and you can view some of the best tweets below:

Zidane has also spoken about how brilliant Maradona was in that tournament.

"He wasn't an influence, but he left his mark on me, on my mind, especially in 1986 because he was sensational at that time," Zidane told Goal.

"I was 14 then, and when you're 14 you're aware of everything. It's really at that moment that I became aware of the player he was, making differences as he did. He won games single-handedly.

"That's the extra thing he had over the other players. In 1986, he was on another level.

"Even today, with all the good players there are and the ones coming through, I think it is really hard to do what Maradona did in 1986."

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