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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  • Maradona, always my hero!!!

    Jaime RiveraJaime RiveraVor Stunde
  • 3 months man... time is going so fast and so many of my heros are passing away... this is bullshit. Im scared of people like John Rhys-Davies going soon also.

    TurtleBurgerTurtleBurgerVor 4 Stunden
  • Gary Lineker is a virtue signalling puppet. RIP Maradona 🙏

    AAVor 18 Stunden
  • The spectacle of seeing Gary Lineker heaping praise on such a drug addict cheat is disgraceful.

    David GrahamDavid GrahamVor Tag

    Carlos Campos garciaCarlos Campos garciaVor Tag
  • Lineker = champagne socialist

    Josh DaviesJosh DaviesVor 2 Tage
  • 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 BaqlavaVor 2 Tage
  • Gary Lineker is the definition of An English Gentleman!!!

    Mohamed AbdelkaderMohamed AbdelkaderVor 3 Tage
  • 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 SmithVor 3 Tage
  • Gary we will come to that decision later linekar

    G SG SVor 4 Tage
  • Came here for Diego, left in fits by Crouch’s ‘tache😂😂😂😂

    Stephen JonesStephen JonesVor 5 Tage
  • Can't stand Gary Lineker normally but he does tell a good story

    ParramattaParramattaVor 5 Tage
  • Truly for me the greatest footballer of all time. Diego Armando Maradona!

    Danyal OneDanyal OneVor 7 Tage
  • Lineker said straightright,whatsever, the best ever !

    Stoyko EnevStoyko EnevVor 8 Tage
  • Couldn't go a minute without mentioning Messi again.

    Broceliande ForestBroceliande ForestVor 11 Tage
    • messi one of the very few modern players who can be used as an analogy to maradona

      Westbourne ParkWestbourne ParkVor 10 Tage
  • Couldn’t resist a dig. Diego is 100 Gary linekers🖕🖕🖕🖕

    Traski TraskolaTraski TraskolaVor 14 Tage
  • Gary Lineker. "heartfelt"??? He is too far up his own arse to see anything but the (questional) reality of his own opinion

    Bill CorrieBill CorrieVor 16 Tage
  • BBC hypocrite applauds a druggie cheat. Well worth the licence fee alone ( for the mugs who pay it ).

    Rod WilkinsRod WilkinsVor 16 Tage
  • A man with a moral vacuum.....A very tardy human being.

    ben tremben tremVor 17 Tage
  • Goat Maradona. Goat Messi . We love soccer ❤❤

    River Plate CampeónRiver Plate CampeónVor 17 Tage
  • Oh my God Madonna has died, loved her music, like a virgin was my favorite ♥️🥴♥️🥴♥️

    DJ Paulie GeeDJ Paulie GeeVor 21 Tag
  • 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 chinoVor 23 Tage
  • 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 OVor 25 Tage
  • This is so romantic.

    Ahmed El-sharifAhmed El-sharifVor 27 Tage
  • Gary gran jugador gran ser humano abrazo crackkk y gracias por querer a diego 👏

    Martin LeguizamonMartin LeguizamonVor 28 Tage
  • Todos, todos amábamos al Diego, grande ídolo.

    Eric MuñozEric MuñozVor 29 Tage
  • Great tribute.yes it would have been ok to applaud

    kevin omalleykevin omalleyVor Monat
  • seriously? the man was an out and out ,blatant cheating druggie.

    micheal harrisonmicheal harrisonVor Monat
  • I love these stories from Gary❤️

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

    Steven UptonSteven UptonVor Monat
  • bAng

    J DH87J DH87Vor Monat
  • 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 GonzalezVor Monat
    • 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 pimentelVor Monat
  • Traducción please in spanish ?! 🇦🇷

    Pablo FernandezPablo FernandezVor Monat
  • Gracias Gary ❤️!

    Mystic ProduceMystic ProduceVor Monat
  • 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 alegriaVor Monat
  • Rex Diego ! RIP !

    Maximus MurphiusMaximus MurphiusVor Monat
  • He's a goon

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

    Adam Bob AndersonAdam Bob AndersonVor Monat
  • Maradonna. Cheat. FULL STOP.

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

    Shubham SahaiShubham SahaiVor Monat
  • 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.

    josephjosephVor Monat
    • @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 30Vor Monat
    • @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.

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

      Abby 30Abby 30Vor Monat
  • 2:01 yes exactly....

    Jett Z85Jett Z85Vor Monat
  • Maradona The Best of the Best Rest in Peace!

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

    axoramaxoramVor Monat
  • Gary is a gentleman

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

    JemJemVor Monat
  • 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 BhartVor Monat
  • The best!!!!

    Indi BhartIndi BhartVor Monat
  • Maradonna. RIP. Loved the song ' Like a virgin' .

    Ray SmithRay SmithVor Monat
  • 2:02 Owen's face says it all

    TT 97TT 97Vor Monat
  • Gary always brilliant ,spot on, greetings from Uruguay

    TNK Sports AgencyTNK Sports AgencyVor 2 Monate
  • If FIFA had the same rules as cycling he woulda been stripped of his World Cup medal.

    Dyn y JawaDyn y JawaVor 2 Monate
  • This is priceless. My eternal respect to both Lineker and Maradona.

    David MDavid MVor 2 Monate
  • 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 VercruysenVor 2 Monate
  • Fuc off ya dog Gary L. Where's ya refugee ??

    NickNickVor 2 Monate
    • @Generic Person Up linekers back door just like his hypocrisy is clown

      NickNickVor Monat
    • Where’s your spelling

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

    Jim ClawleyJim ClawleyVor 2 Monate
  • My respect for Gary, he really feel admiration for Diego. Regards from Argentina.

    Gabriel VitaGabriel VitaVor 2 Monate
  • 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 PrabowoVor 2 Monate
  • Boca Juniors.. ❤🇦🇷 .......⚽......10.

    Lobo SueltoLobo SueltoVor 2 Monate
  • Gary Linekar is such a wonderful orator.. he made us visualize the goal so wonderfully..

    Bodhi DasguptaBodhi DasguptaVor 2 Monate
  • The woke one relativising cheating ...

    kim keekim keeVor 2 Monate
  • Gary is not only a great player with no red cards, but also a true British Gentleman.

    straightfactsstraightfactsVor 2 Monate
  • Typical

    Bob BobbinBob BobbinVor 2 Monate
  • Petite dynamite genius. Rip Maradona. 🙏

    Rahul DravidRahul DravidVor 2 Monate
  • My respect for Gary Lineker , the best player of England's football. Really !!

    Daniel LlanosDaniel LlanosVor 2 Monate
  • My god, what a pleasure is listening to Gary. Such a humble, clear man. Respect.

    Nico DaglioNico DaglioVor 2 Monate
  • i lost mij idool

    E QuintE QuintVor 2 Monate
  • Without Drugs. Maradona will be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi together.

    Ludwig FischerLudwig FischerVor 2 Monate
  • Gracias Gary por tus palabras, emocionantes recuerdos con Maradona. Un gran abrazo de un argentino que te admira!

    lecocoslecocosVor 2 Monate
  • In terms of ability of handling the Ball, he was the best ever

    Thomas DeierlingThomas DeierlingVor 2 Monate
  • Very touching amazing. I still feel his loss for some reason 🙏

    YonahYonahVor 2 Monate
  • Maradona is the best player of football in the world of all the time. RIP Maradona ❤️🔟⚽️

    Egzon SalihuEgzon SalihuVor 2 Monate
  • despues de ver el documental es exactamente todo como lo conto jaja

    obj jrobj jrVor 2 Monate
  • Words fail me !!!!! Diego forever

    Hussein HusseinHussein HusseinVor 2 Monate
  • Maradona's ability is much better than Pele's ability in Football ....

    ياسر العمريياسر العمريVor 2 Monate
  • 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'brienVor 2 Monate
  • 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 KellyVor 2 Monate
  • Great way to pay your tribute Gary

    Sadif RahmanSadif RahmanVor 2 Monate
  • Gary Lineker BIG GENTLEMAN! Respectfully yours from Uruguay!!

    Alejandro CardozoAlejandro CardozoVor 2 Monate
  • 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 MoonstoneVor 2 Monate
    • 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 30Vor Monat
    • "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 BVor 2 Monate
  • 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 FigaroVor 2 Monate
    • Yes, Lineker (6) scored one more goal than Maradona (5).

      JJ BJJ BVor 2 Monate
  • Brilliant heartfelt tribute by Linekar.. Rest in peace Maradona! Thanks for the wonderful memories!

    Shubham SahaiShubham SahaiVor 2 Monate
    • Gary Lineker is a very British Gentleman....I love UK because there are people like him...Thanks!

      Emily AnEmily AnVor 2 Monate
  • Great tribute Gary, love how the younger pundits are asking questions on him and in awh of his ability.

    Emily AnEmily AnVor 2 Monate
    • Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

      Emily AnEmily AnVor 2 Monate
  • He walked more than 3 steps, why talking good about maradroga at any cost???He wasn't that great football player

    joe pescijoe pesciVor 2 Monate
    • He was a cheater, but a great footballer no doubt. Not the best though.

      bofooit gojobofooit gojoVor 2 Monate
    • Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

      bofooit gojobofooit gojoVor 2 Monate
  • The Definition of the word HERO! MARADONA!!!

    clayton jacksonclayton jacksonVor 2 Monate
  • Maradona, God, Lineker, gentleman ever

    Fabio PascaliFabio PascaliVor 2 Monate
    • Maradona a footballing God.

      Emily AnEmily AnVor 2 Monate
  • Linekar : worthy winner of the golden boot award at the 86 cup , something Marodona couldn't achieve.

    Jack FlashJack FlashVor 2 Monate
  • That actually is impossible! Owens face says it all! R.I.P Diego! Absolute legend!

    James GoddardJames GoddardVor 2 Monate
  • Llorar

    Julian DicksJulian DicksVor 2 Monate
    • Hablas español porq no entiendo nada:'-/

      pollo frito :vpollo frito :vVor 2 Monate
  • Lineker restoring some English respectability after Peter Shilton’s disgraceful behaviour last week.

    Niall CnocNiall CnocVor 2 Monate
  • So much CLASS from Gary. Respect. 👌👏

    sasarasasarasasasarasasarasaVor 2 Monate
    • @Cassie Lineker was very good but call him "genius" is little bit too much 😂

      sasarasasarasasasarasasarasaVor 2 Monate
    • play in world cup and he was absoloutly a genius with ball .and was clean in the game not like maradonna

      CassieCassieVor 2 Monate
  • 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 LadyVor 2 Monate
    • Champions League is boring and predictable! Format change is needed.

      CassieCassieVor 2 Monate
  • 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.

    irishcowboy42irishcowboy42Vor 2 Monate
  • Fantastic tribute, very touching.

    Alex Martin-SchaelAlex Martin-SchaelVor 2 Monate
  • Gracias Gary, un verdadero caballero y un cra también. De vos, esto significa mucho.

    Ricardo DelgadoRicardo DelgadoVor 2 Monate
  • He was a cheater, but a great footballer no doubt. Not the best though.

    CallidusAnguisCallidusAnguisVor 2 Monate
    • El Diego is not dead, he is in eternal freestyle.

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhhVor 2 Monate
  • Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time

    Christopher GodfreyChristopher GodfreyVor 2 Monate
    • instead of licking his arse when it's too late.

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhhVor 2 Monate
  • Gary Lineker is a very British Gentleman....I love UK because there are people like him...Thanks!

    Andrea ZitaniAndrea ZitaniVor 2 Monate
  • Lovely memories and dedication from Gary Lineker

    Patrick BrennanPatrick BrennanVor 2 Monate
  • Maradona a footballing God.