August 1987 Diego Maradona Punts vs the Rest of the World Original Oversized TYPE 1 Photo PSA/DNA LOA

From the Dailymail UK “The late, great Diego Maradona made his name on these shores for his infamous Hand of God goal, swiftly followed by one of the greatest ever scored, in a World Cup quarter-final in 1986.

While the Argentine icon became synonymous in this country for an action-packed match against England in Mexico, he rarely made it onto these shores.

But when he did - it was often as colourful and eventful as the man himself. And, on at least three occasions, he nearly moved here permanently.

From his first goal for Argentina at Hampden Park in 1979, to numerous charity and testimonial appearances, Sportsmail take a look back at when Maradona the footballer came to the UK... “

August 8, 1987
Football League 3-0 Rest of the World

To mark the start of the Football League's centenary season, an XI faced the Rest of the World in a celebration match at Wembley.

It saw England boss Bobby Robson pit his wits against future Three Lions coach Terry Venables. The great Pele was a guest of honour at the home of football.

The Football League side lined up largely as a glorified England XI, with Scotland's Richard Gough's and the Republic of Ireland's Paul McGrath the notable exceptions.

Gary Lineker, by now at Barcelona, was the sole English representative for the Rest of the World, while Maradona and Michel Platini were the big draws.

Fourteeen months after the hand of god incident at the World Cup, Maradona was booed throughout as the crowd's pantomime villain for the day.

The game did not live long in the memory. Maradona was reportedly paid £100,000 to turn up, Wembley was only two-thirds full with the game live on ITV and a never-ending series of substitutions rendering the game little more than a kickabout.

Offered here from that series is an original 11.5” x 16” oversized photograph showing Maradona punting the ball away slipping onto his back.  Fantastic shot and rare to find any original images of Diego Maradona, let alone something this spectacular! One of his finest images!!!

Full detailed LOA from PSA/DNA designating this as an Authentic TYPE 1 photograph

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August 1987 Diego Maradona Punts vs the Rest of the World Original Oversized TYPE 1 Photo PSA/DNA LOA