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Diego Maradona is a documentary that highlights one of the most celebrated and controversial soccer players in the world. 

Maradona arrived in Naples on July 5, 1984, for a world-record fee. The charismatic Argentine was worshiped on and off the pitch and led Napoli to its first league title. This wild and unforgettable story will recount the miracles he performed on the field as darker days loomed ahead. It will include more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archives, and decades-old news footage and interviews with historians and journalists. 

Diego Maradona is directed by Academy-Award winner Asif Kapadia; producers James Gay-Rees and Paul Martin; executive producers, Asif Kapadia, George Pank, Will Clarke, Julian Bird and Bil Bungay. For HBO: executive producers, Peter Nelson and Bill Simmons; edited by Chris King; original music by Antonio Pinto.


“Thank you, God: for football, for Maradona, for these tears.” - Víctor Hugo Morales, Commentator

In Conversation With Asif Kapadia and Roger Bennett

Asif Kapadia sits down with Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett to recount Diego Maradona’s soccer career, how the documentary came together and what it was like touching Maradona’s foot.

Listen to the Podcast

Stream Roger Bennett’s full interview with Asif Kapadia on Apple Podcast.

Critics Praise the Film

"Kapadia’s handling of Maradona’s eventful rise and ignominious decline is a bracing, well-controlled run across a rocky pitch."

'“Diego Maradona” — one of the best sports documentaries I’ve ever seen.'

“You may know the outlines of the soccer legend’s life, but there’s no way you won’t learn something from ‘Diego Maradona.’"

"Kapadia peels the onion of his progenitor, revealing each characteristic, no matter how imperfect, until you discover exactly who Maradona is."


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