Diego Maradona’s new statue looks like everyone apart from Diego Maradona

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Tom Victor
Diego Maradona's new statue looks like everyone apart from Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona is arguably the most recognisable ex-footballer in the world.

There’s no mistaking the Argentine’s stocky build, once-curly hair and… let’s say ‘enthusiastic’ face.

Well, we say ‘no mistaking’, but a new statue of Maradona suggests that might not quite be the case.

It’s pretty clear that creating such a likeness isn’t the easiest thing in the world, if this Cristiano Ronaldo statue is anything to go by.

Indeed, the Portuguese got a new one later this year which bore a little more of a resemblance.

However, when it comes to this Maradona statue, unveiled in Kolkata, we’ll let you make up your own minds.


First of all, let’s focus on the positives. It looks like a real human person.

OK, now that’s out of the way we can ask the question on everyone’s lips: why are the arms so fucking huge?

Oh, and the other question: why does it look like a bunch of other people, but not like El Diego himself?

Still, Maradona unveiled the thing himself, and if he’s happy, we’re happy.

(Main image: Rex)