This Is A Teenage Diego Maradona Playing Against The ’79 Cosmos

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

In 1979, the New York Cosmos were at the height of their popularity. Coming off of their 1978 annus mirabilis, they were drawing nearly 47,000 people a game to Giants Stadium and boasted stars like Giorgio Chinaglia, Carlos Alberto, and Rick Davis. That year, they hosted a friendly against reigning World Champions Argentina, and met their new wonderkid wunderkind, an 18 year old by the name of Diego Armando Maradona.

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