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Ranking the 13 “New Maradona’s”

by Tom Stewart

The title of “New Maradona” or “New Diego” is one that is given to highly talented Argentinian attacking players, using the nations legendary number 10 as an ambitious benchmark. Thirteen players have had the label dumped on them, some of them have revelled in the limelight while some have failed to live up to expectation.

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Top Tens: Diego Maradona quotes

by Tom Stewart

Diego Maradona is one of FlairWeekly’s favourite people. The man is clearly nuts and doesn’t shy away from showing the world exactly how nuts he is. As a player he was a genius….and a flawed one….as a coach he is an erratic, charismatic maniac. As a man he is a former coke addict, very vocal about his politics, and he has fathered several illegitimate children. Oh- and he’s never afraid to voice his mind about Pele. Or anything for that matter.

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Flair Icons #17: Hristo Stoichkov

Hristo Stoichkov

by Tom Stewart

Born: 8/2/66 (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Clubs: Zavod; Hebros; CSKA Sofia; Barcelona; Parma; Barcelona; CSKA Sofia; Al-Nassr; Kashiwa Reysol; Chicago Fire; DC United

International: Bulgaria (83 caps, 37 goals)

Management: Bulgaria; Celta Vigo; Mamelodi Sundowns; Litex Lovech

Do you remember the 90’s? Do you share my love for Bulgarian’s? If the answer to these questions was ‘yes’ then I can only suggest you read on. Our latest entrant to the Flair Hall of Fame was known as ‘The Dagger’, ‘The Dog’, ‘The Modern Left’ and ‘The Gunslinger’. You may know him as Hristo Stoichkov.

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Flair Icons #7: Garrincha

Garrincha

by Tom Stewart

Angel with bent legs

Born: 28/10/33, Pau Grande, Brazil (died 20/1/83)

Clubs: Botafogo, Corinthians, Atletico Junior, Flamengo, Olaria

International: Brazil (51 Games, 12 Goals)

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