Gary Lineker's brilliant, heartfelt tribute to Diego Maradona

25 nov 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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  • The spectacle of seeing Gary Lineker heaping praise on such a drug addict cheat is disgraceful.

    David GrahamDavid Graham9 ore fa

    Carlos Campos garciaCarlos Campos garciaGiorno fa
  • Lineker = champagne socialist

    Josh DaviesJosh DaviesGiorno fa
  • Maradona and pele are the best look back then the ball was worse the pitch is worse not same level of technology and training

    Ziad BaqlavaZiad BaqlavaGiorno fa
  • Gary Lineker is the definition of An English Gentleman!!!

    Mohamed AbdelkaderMohamed Abdelkader2 giorni fa
  • Talk about skill and achievements, but the character to have constantly got back up after assault after assault. He used to get attacked and he's still pick the ball up and drive at his man. Inspirational courage.

    Richard SmithRichard Smith2 giorni fa
  • Gary we will come to that decision later linekar

    G SG S3 giorni fa
  • Came here for Diego, left in fits by Crouch’s ‘tache😂😂😂😂

    Stephen JonesStephen Jones4 giorni fa
  • Can't stand Gary Lineker normally but he does tell a good story

    ParramattaParramatta4 giorni fa
  • Truly for me the greatest footballer of all time. Diego Armando Maradona!

    Danyal OneDanyal One6 giorni fa
  • Lineker said straightright,whatsever, the best ever !

    Stoyko EnevStoyko Enev7 giorni fa
  • Couldn't go a minute without mentioning Messi again.

    Broceliande ForestBroceliande Forest10 giorni fa
    • messi one of the very few modern players who can be used as an analogy to maradona

      Westbourne ParkWestbourne Park9 giorni fa
  • Couldn’t resist a dig. Diego is 100 Gary linekers🖕🖕🖕🖕

    Traski TraskolaTraski Traskola13 giorni fa
  • Gary Lineker. "heartfelt"??? He is too far up his own arse to see anything but the (questional) reality of his own opinion

    Bill CorrieBill Corrie15 giorni fa
  • BBC hypocrite applauds a druggie cheat. Well worth the licence fee alone ( for the mugs who pay it ).

    Rod WilkinsRod Wilkins15 giorni fa
  • A man with a moral vacuum.....A very tardy human being.

    ben tremben trem16 giorni fa
  • Goat Maradona. Goat Messi . We love soccer ❤❤

    River Plate CampeónRiver Plate Campeón16 giorni fa
  • Oh my God Madonna has died, loved her music, like a virgin was my favorite ♥️🥴♥️🥴♥️

    DJ Paulie GeeDJ Paulie Gee21 giorno fa
  • Diego Armando Maradona the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of all times

    Mauro chinoMauro chino22 giorni fa
  • It's weird seeing him paying a tribute to Maradona despite the fact that Maradona cheated and knocked out England's best squad since the 1960's out of the World Cup.

    Relenter ORelenter O24 giorni fa
  • This is so romantic.

    Ahmed El-sharifAhmed El-sharif26 giorni fa
  • Gary gran jugador gran ser humano abrazo crackkk y gracias por querer a diego 👏

    Martin LeguizamonMartin Leguizamon28 giorni fa
  • Todos, todos amábamos al Diego, grande ídolo.

    Eric MuñozEric Muñoz28 giorni fa
  • Great tribute.yes it would have been ok to applaud

    kevin omalleykevin omalley29 giorni fa
  • seriously? the man was an out and out ,blatant cheating druggie.

    micheal harrisonmicheal harrisonMese fa
  • I love these stories from Gary❤️

    Youcef BelbinaYoucef BelbinaMese fa
  • its hard to plan to mark a guy taking performance enhancing drugs , who hand balls it into the net

    Steven UptonSteven UptonMese fa
  • bAng

    J DH87J DH87Mese fa
  • 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 GonzalezMese fa
    • 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 pimentelMese fa
  • Traducción please in spanish ?! 🇦🇷

    Pablo FernandezPablo FernandezMese fa
  • Gracias Gary ❤️!

    Mystic ProduceMystic ProduceMese fa
  • 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 alegriaMese fa
  • Rex Diego ! RIP !

    Maximus MurphiusMaximus MurphiusMese fa
  • He's a goon

    KeepEmComminKeepEmComminMese fa
  • I tried to do the thing that Mara tried to do but failed. Rip Diego 💙🤍🇦🇷

    Adam Bob AndersonAdam Bob AndersonMese fa
  • Maradonna. Cheat. FULL STOP.

    Shane KelleyShane KelleyMese fa
  • Great tribute from a true sportsman! Thanks for the memories Maradona, thanks for a wonderful tribute Gary Linekar!

    Shubham SahaiShubham SahaiMese fa
  • 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.

    josephjosephMese fa
    • @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 30Mese fa
    • @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.

      josephjosephMese fa
    • But the key point is that no other player was able to do it!

      Abby 30Abby 30Mese fa
  • 2:01 yes exactly....

    Jett Z85Jett Z85Mese fa
  • Maradona The Best of the Best Rest in Peace!

    John AbruzziJohn AbruzziMese fa
  • Lineker grande campione e grande uomo , saluti dall'Italia , rip Diego , rip Paolo🧡

    axoramaxoramMese fa
  • Gary is a gentleman

    José VillaróJosé VillaróMese fa
  • Well said Gary. Bst player i have ever seen, including Messi and Georgie Best, and Im Irish

    JemJemMese fa
  • 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 BhartMese fa
  • The best!!!!

    Indi BhartIndi BhartMese fa
  • Maradonna. RIP. Loved the song ' Like a virgin' .

    Ray SmithRay SmithMese fa
  • 2:02 Owen's face says it all

    TT 97TT 97Mese fa
  • Gary always brilliant ,spot on, greetings from Uruguay

    TNK Sports AgencyTNK Sports AgencyMese fa
  • If FIFA had the same rules as cycling he woulda been stripped of his World Cup medal.

    Dyn y JawaDyn y Jawa2 mesi fa
  • This is priceless. My eternal respect to both Lineker and Maradona.

    David MDavid M2 mesi fa
  • 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 Vercruysen2 mesi fa
  • Fuc off ya dog Gary L. Where's ya refugee ??

    NickNick2 mesi fa
    • @Generic Person Up linekers back door just like his hypocrisy is clown

      NickNickMese fa
    • Where’s your spelling

      Generic PersonGeneric PersonMese fa
  • How would Gary know what it’s like? He was never in his own half

    Jim ClawleyJim Clawley2 mesi fa
  • My respect for Gary, he really feel admiration for Diego. Regards from Argentina.

    Gabriel VitaGabriel Vita2 mesi fa
  • 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 Prabowo2 mesi fa
  • Boca Juniors.. ❤🇦🇷 .......⚽......10.

    Lobo SueltoLobo Suelto2 mesi fa
  • Gary Linekar is such a wonderful orator.. he made us visualize the goal so wonderfully..

    Bodhi DasguptaBodhi Dasgupta2 mesi fa
  • The woke one relativising cheating ...

    kim keekim kee2 mesi fa
  • Gary is not only a great player with no red cards, but also a true British Gentleman.

    straightfactsstraightfacts2 mesi fa
  • Typical

    Bob BobbinBob Bobbin2 mesi fa
  • Petite dynamite genius. Rip Maradona. 🙏

    Rahul DravidRahul Dravid2 mesi fa
  • My respect for Gary Lineker , the best player of England's football. Really !!

    Daniel LlanosDaniel Llanos2 mesi fa
  • My god, what a pleasure is listening to Gary. Such a humble, clear man. Respect.

    Nico DaglioNico Daglio2 mesi fa
  • i lost mij idool

    E QuintE Quint2 mesi fa
  • Without Drugs. Maradona will be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi together.

    Ludwig FischerLudwig Fischer2 mesi fa
  • Gracias Gary por tus palabras, emocionantes recuerdos con Maradona. Un gran abrazo de un argentino que te admira!

    lecocoslecocos2 mesi fa
  • In terms of ability of handling the Ball, he was the best ever

    Thomas DeierlingThomas Deierling2 mesi fa
  • Very touching amazing. I still feel his loss for some reason 🙏

    YonahYonah2 mesi fa
  • Maradona is the best player of football in the world of all the time. RIP Maradona ❤️🔟⚽️

    Egzon SalihuEgzon Salihu2 mesi fa
  • despues de ver el documental es exactamente todo como lo conto jaja

    obj jrobj jr2 mesi fa
  • Words fail me !!!!! Diego forever

    Hussein HusseinHussein Hussein2 mesi fa
  • Maradona's ability is much better than Pele's ability in Football ....

    ياسر العمريياسر العمري2 mesi fa
  • 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'brien2 mesi fa
  • 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 Kelly2 mesi fa
  • Great way to pay your tribute Gary

    Sadif RahmanSadif Rahman2 mesi fa
  • Gary Lineker BIG GENTLEMAN! Respectfully yours from Uruguay!!

    Alejandro CardozoAlejandro Cardozo2 mesi fa
  • 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 Moonstone2 mesi fa
    • 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 30Mese fa
    • "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 B2 mesi fa
  • 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 Figaro2 mesi fa
    • Yes, Lineker (6) scored one more goal than Maradona (5).

      JJ BJJ B2 mesi fa
  • Brilliant heartfelt tribute by Linekar.. Rest in peace Maradona! Thanks for the wonderful memories!

    Shubham SahaiShubham Sahai2 mesi fa
    • Gary Lineker is a very British Gentleman....I love UK because there are people like him...Thanks!

      Emily AnEmily An2 mesi fa
  • Great tribute Gary, love how the younger pundits are asking questions on him and in awh of his ability.

    Emily AnEmily An2 mesi fa
    • Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

      Emily AnEmily An2 mesi fa
  • He walked more than 3 steps, why talking good about maradroga at any cost???He wasn't that great football player

    joe pescijoe pesci2 mesi fa
    • He was a cheater, but a great footballer no doubt. Not the best though.

      bofooit gojobofooit gojo2 mesi fa
    • Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

      bofooit gojobofooit gojo2 mesi fa
  • The Definition of the word HERO! MARADONA!!!

    clayton jacksonclayton jackson2 mesi fa
  • Maradona, God, Lineker, gentleman ever

    Fabio PascaliFabio Pascali2 mesi fa
    • Maradona a footballing God.

      Emily AnEmily An2 mesi fa
  • Linekar : worthy winner of the golden boot award at the 86 cup , something Marodona couldn't achieve.

    Jack FlashJack Flash2 mesi fa
  • That actually is impossible! Owens face says it all! R.I.P Diego! Absolute legend!

    James GoddardJames Goddard2 mesi fa
  • Llorar

    Julian DicksJulian Dicks2 mesi fa
    • Hablas español porq no entiendo nada:'-/

      pollo frito :vpollo frito :v2 mesi fa
  • Lineker restoring some English respectability after Peter Shilton’s disgraceful behaviour last week.

    Niall CnocNiall Cnoc2 mesi fa
  • So much CLASS from Gary. Respect. 👌👏

    sasarasasarasasasarasasarasa2 mesi fa
    • @Cassie Lineker was very good but call him "genius" is little bit too much 😂

      sasarasasarasasasarasasarasa2 mesi fa
    • play in world cup and he was absoloutly a genius with ball .and was clean in the game not like maradonna

      CassieCassie2 mesi fa
  • 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 Lady2 mesi fa
    • Champions League is boring and predictable! Format change is needed.

      CassieCassie2 mesi fa
  • 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.

    irishcowboy42irishcowboy422 mesi fa
  • Fantastic tribute, very touching.

    Alex Martin-SchaelAlex Martin-Schael2 mesi fa
  • Gracias Gary, un verdadero caballero y un cra también. De vos, esto significa mucho.

    Ricardo DelgadoRicardo Delgado2 mesi fa
  • He was a cheater, but a great footballer no doubt. Not the best though.

    CallidusAnguisCallidusAnguis2 mesi fa
    • El Diego is not dead, he is in eternal freestyle.

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhh2 mesi fa
  • Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

    Christopher GodfreyChristopher Godfrey2 mesi fa
    • instead of licking his arse when it's too late.

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhh2 mesi fa
  • Gary Lineker is a very British Gentleman....I love UK because there are people like him...Thanks!

    Andrea ZitaniAndrea Zitani2 mesi fa
  • Lovely memories and dedication from Gary Lineker

    Patrick BrennanPatrick Brennan2 mesi fa
  • 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.

    Heirov17Heirov172 mesi fa
  • 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 FIRUTI2 mesi fa
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    Liam David NomanLiam David Noman2 mesi fa