Gary Lineker's brilliant, heartfelt tribute to Diego Maradona

25 Nën 2020
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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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  • its hard to plan to mark a guy taking performance enhancing drugs , who hand balls it into the net

    Steven UptonSteven Upton2 ditë më parë
  • bAng

    J DH87J DH873 ditë më parë
  • 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 ♥️

    Leni GonzalezLeni Gonzalez4 ditë më parë
    • 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.

      jorge pimenteljorge pimentel2 ditë më parë
  • Traducción please in spanish ?! 🇦🇷

    Pablo FernandezPablo Fernandez8 ditë më parë
  • Gracias Gary ❤️!

    Mystic ProduceMystic Produce12 ditë më parë
  • 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'.

    sebastian alegriasebastian alegria12 ditë më parë
  • Rex Diego ! RIP !

    Maximus MurphiusMaximus Murphius13 ditë më parë
  • He's a goon

    KeepEmComminKeepEmCommin13 ditë më parë
  • I tried to do the thing that Mara tried to do but failed. Rip Diego 💙🤍🇦🇷

    Adam Bob AndersonAdam Bob Anderson13 ditë më parë
  • Maradonna. Cheat. FULL STOP.

    Shane KelleyShane Kelley14 ditë më parë
  • Great tribute from a true sportsman! Thanks for the memories Maradona, thanks for a wonderful tribute Gary Linekar!

    Shubham SahaiShubham Sahai15 ditë më parë
  • 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.

    josephjoseph17 ditë më parë
    • @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.

      Abby 30Abby 3014 ditë më parë
    • @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.

      josephjoseph14 ditë më parë
    • But the key point is that no other player was able to do it!

      Abby 30Abby 3015 ditë më parë
  • 2:01 yes exactly....

    Jett Z85Jett Z8517 ditë më parë
  • Maradona The Best of the Best Rest in Peace!

    John AbruzziJohn Abruzzi18 ditë më parë
  • Lineker grande campione e grande uomo , saluti dall'Italia , rip Diego , rip Paolo🧡

    axoramaxoram19 ditë më parë
  • Gary is a gentleman

    José VillaróJosé Villaró20 ditë më parë
  • Well said Gary. Bst player i have ever seen, including Messi and Georgie Best, and Im Irish

    JemJem20 ditë më parë
  • 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!!! 😀

    Indi BhartIndi Bhart20 ditë më parë
  • The best!!!!

    Indi BhartIndi Bhart20 ditë më parë
  • Maradonna. RIP. Loved the song ' Like a virgin' .

    Ray SmithRay Smith20 ditë më parë
  • 2:02 Owen's face says it all

    TT 97TT 9721 ditë më parë
  • Gary always brilliant ,spot on, greetings from Uruguay

    TNK Sports AgencyTNK Sports Agency23 ditë më parë
  • This is priceless. My eternal respect to both Lineker and Maradona.

    David MDavid M25 ditë më parë
  • 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

    Tim VercruysenTim Vercruysen26 ditë më parë
  • Fuc off ya dog Gary L. Where's ya refugee ??

    NickNick26 ditë më parë
    • @Generic Person Up linekers back door just like his hypocrisy is clown

      NickNick13 ditë më parë
    • Where’s your spelling

      Generic PersonGeneric Person13 ditë më parë
  • How would Gary know what it’s like? He was never in his own half

    Jim ClawleyJim Clawley26 ditë më parë
  • My respect for Gary, he really feel admiration for Diego. Regards from Argentina.

    Gabriel VitaGabriel Vita26 ditë më parë
  • 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

    Sigit PrabowoSigit Prabowo27 ditë më parë
  • Boca Juniors.. ❤🇦🇷 .......⚽......10.

    Lobo SueltoLobo Suelto27 ditë më parë
  • Gary Linekar is such a wonderful orator.. he made us visualize the goal so wonderfully..

    Bodhi DasguptaBodhi Dasgupta28 ditë më parë
  • The woke one relativising cheating ...

    kim keekim kee28 ditë më parë
  • Gary is not only a great player with no red cards, but also a true British Gentleman.

    straightfactsstraightfacts29 ditë më parë
  • Typical

    Bob BobbinBob BobbinMuaj më parë
  • Petite dynamite genius. Rip Maradona. 🙏

    Rahul DravidRahul DravidMuaj më parë
  • My respect for Gary Lineker , the best player of England's football. Really !!

    Daniel LlanosDaniel LlanosMuaj më parë
  • My god, what a pleasure is listening to Gary. Such a humble, clear man. Respect.

    Nico DaglioNico DaglioMuaj më parë
  • i lost mij idool

    E QuintE QuintMuaj më parë
  • Without Drugs. Maradona will be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi together.

    Ludwig FischerLudwig FischerMuaj më parë
  • Gracias Gary por tus palabras, emocionantes recuerdos con Maradona. Un gran abrazo de un argentino que te admira!

    lecocoslecocosMuaj më parë
  • In terms of ability of handling the Ball, he was the best ever

    Thomas DeierlingThomas DeierlingMuaj më parë
  • Very touching amazing. I still feel his loss for some reason 🙏

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

    Egzon SalihuEgzon SalihuMuaj më parë
  • despues de ver el documental es exactamente todo como lo conto jaja

    obj jrobj jrMuaj më parë
  • Words fail me !!!!! Diego forever

    Hussein HusseinHussein HusseinMuaj më parë
  • Maradona's ability is much better than Pele's ability in Football ....

    ياسر العمريياسر العمريMuaj më parë
  • 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

    David O'brienDavid O'brienMuaj më parë
  • 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

    Stuart KellyStuart KellyMuaj më parë
  • Great way to pay your tribute Gary

    Sadif RahmanSadif RahmanMuaj më parë
  • Gary Lineker BIG GENTLEMAN! Respectfully yours from Uruguay!!

    Alejandro CardozoAlejandro CardozoMuaj më parë
  • 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.

    Richard MoonstoneRichard MoonstoneMuaj më parë
    • 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!

      Abby 30Abby 3015 ditë më parë
    • "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.

      JJ BJJ BMuaj më parë
  • 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.

    Ralph FigaroRalph FigaroMuaj më parë
    • Yes, Lineker (6) scored one more goal than Maradona (5).

      JJ BJJ BMuaj më parë
  • Brilliant heartfelt tribute by Linekar.. Rest in peace Maradona! Thanks for the wonderful memories!

    Shubham SahaiShubham SahaiMuaj më parë
    • Gary Lineker is a very British Gentleman....I love UK because there are people like him...Thanks!

      Emily AnEmily AnMuaj më parë
  • Great tribute Gary, love how the younger pundits are asking questions on him and in awh of his ability.

    Emily AnEmily AnMuaj më parë
    • Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

      Emily AnEmily AnMuaj më parë
  • He walked more than 3 steps, why talking good about maradroga at any cost???He wasn't that great football player

    joe pescijoe pesciMuaj më parë
    • He was a cheater, but a great footballer no doubt. Not the best though.

      bofooit gojobofooit gojoMuaj më parë
    • Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

      bofooit gojobofooit gojoMuaj më parë
  • The Definition of the word HERO! MARADONA!!!

    clayton jacksonclayton jacksonMuaj më parë
  • Maradona, God, Lineker, gentleman ever

    Fabio PascaliFabio PascaliMuaj më parë
    • Maradona a footballing God.

      Emily AnEmily AnMuaj më parë
  • Linekar : worthy winner of the golden boot award at the 86 cup , something Marodona couldn't achieve.

    Jack FlashJack FlashMuaj më parë
  • That actually is impossible! Owens face says it all! R.I.P Diego! Absolute legend!

    James GoddardJames GoddardMuaj më parë
  • Llorar

    Julian DicksJulian DicksMuaj më parë
    • Hablas español porq no entiendo nada:'-/

      pollo frito :vpollo frito :vMuaj më parë
  • Lineker restoring some English respectability after Peter Shilton’s disgraceful behaviour last week.

    Niall CnocNiall CnocMuaj më parë
  • So much CLASS from Gary. Respect. 👌👏

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

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

      CassieCassieMuaj më parë
  • 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

    daisyroot Ladydaisyroot LadyMuaj më parë
    • Champions League is boring and predictable! Format change is needed.

      CassieCassieMuaj më parë
  • 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.

    irishcowboy42irishcowboy42Muaj më parë
  • Fantastic tribute, very touching.

    Alex Martin-SchaelAlex Martin-SchaelMuaj më parë
  • Gracias Gary, un verdadero caballero y un cra también. De vos, esto significa mucho.

    Ricardo DelgadoRicardo DelgadoMuaj më parë
  • He was a cheater, but a great footballer no doubt. Not the best though.

    CallidusAnguisCallidusAnguisMuaj më parë
    • El Diego is not dead, he is in eternal freestyle.

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhhMuaj më parë
  • Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

    Christopher GodfreyChristopher GodfreyMuaj më parë
    • instead of licking his arse when it's too late.

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhhMuaj më parë
  • Gary Lineker is a very British Gentleman....I love UK because there are people like him...Thanks!

    Andrea ZitaniAndrea ZitaniMuaj më parë
  • Lovely memories and dedication from Gary Lineker

    Patrick BrennanPatrick BrennanMuaj më parë
  • Maradona a footballing God.

  • 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.

    Heirov17Heirov17Muaj më parë
  • 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.

    Andrei FIRUTIAndrei FIRUTIMuaj më parë
  • 🌹

    Liam NomanLiam NomanMuaj më parë
  • Junkie cheat.

    A Moan On A Phone.A Moan On A Phone.Muaj më parë
  • Champions League is boring and predictable! Format change is needed.

    Marko NikolicMarko NikolicMuaj më parë
    • Excellent video. Keep it up!?

      niduoe streniduoe streMuaj më parë
  • 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

    peter koumbridispeter koumbridisMuaj më parë
    • facts

      niduoe streniduoe streMuaj më parë
  • 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...

    Ulfhednar NorvegrUlfhednar NorvegrMuaj më parë
  • Juggled some socks........fantastic !!! Crack head

    Gary SpenceGary SpenceMuaj më parë
  • Beautiful tribute Gary, we can feel your admiration and respect to Diego ! Very emotional to listen to !

    David C.David C.Muaj më parë
  • 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.

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

      VucumpráVucumpráMuaj më parë
    • „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)

      JJ BJJ BMuaj më parë
  • El Diego is not dead, he is in eternal freestyle.

    KriegerdammerungKriegerdammerungMuaj më parë
  • Se te extraña Diego! Gracias por tanta genialidad. Serás eterno.

    G SG SMuaj më parë
  • 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)

    Aaron JamesAaron JamesMuaj më parë
  • 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?

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

    Robert C LynchRobert C LynchMuaj më parë
  • Lineker 🤢🤮🤮

    steakmeal74steakmeal74Muaj më parë
    • ?

      RTC1655RTC1655Muaj më parë
  • Hey Messi I the greatest and that's it .

    Al PontevedraAl PontevedraMuaj më parë
  • Diego was oxygen at every level

    Angel MatosAngel MatosMuaj më parë
  • Lineker is a good story teller and looks like a cool guy

    omko73omko73Muaj më parë
  • 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

    Gordon RamsayGordon RamsayMuaj më parë
    • gary lineker. the humble, loved by nation footballer turned into million pound tv license burden, big headed twitter diva.

      zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyMuaj më parë
  • The greatest ever in football

    Zico RaratZico RaratMuaj më parë
    • He was a drug taking cheater.

      zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyMuaj më parë
  • Cool skill but useless in a game unfortunately.

    Caesar 1Caesar 1Muaj më parë
  • I remember Gary meet Maradona.

  • 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.

    Amalia CatalinaAmalia CatalinaMuaj më parë
    • eeh?

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

    CassieCassieMuaj më parë
  • 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

    Eminem MorganEminem MorganMuaj më parë
  • 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 ALworld channel

    Jerome & LydiaJerome & LydiaMuaj më parë
  • nosotros vimos un free style, en 1981, 25 años antes de que hubiera otro en cualquier parte del mundo

    cristian silvio bernacheacristian silvio bernacheaMuaj më parë
    • Gary Lineker: what a great player and classy man! We miss him, Baggio and MARADONA! Greetings from Italy

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

    Christopher O'FarrellChristopher O'FarrellMuaj më parë
  • 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

    Francis RobertsonFrancis RobertsonMuaj më parë