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Meet A Famous Footballer Who Have A Religion Named After Him (Photos)

Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentine coach and professional soccer player who last played as an attacking midfieder for Boca Juniors and the Argentina national team.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, he was jointly awarded FIFA Player of the 20th Century award alongside Pele many years ago. Maradona's vision, passing, ball control, and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature, which gave him a low centre of gravity allowing him to manoeuvre better than most other players.

During his football career with Argentina national team, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals. He played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, and won the best player of the tournament.

After his retirement from the world of football, Maradona worked as a football coach, until his death on November last year in Dique Luján, Argentina at the age of 60.

Meanwhile, the Iglesia Maradoniana, popularly known as the Church of Maradona, is a religion named after Diego Maradona.

The religion was founded by three of Maradona's football fans, Héctor Campomar, Alejandro Verón and Hernán Amez, during the 38th birthday of Diego Maradona, whom they believed to be the best player of all time, on 30 October 1998 in the city of Rosario in Maradona's native Argentina.

Maradona's birthday, 30 October, each year is the churches' Christmas day equivalent. June 22 is the day Maradona scored two goals against England at the 1986 World Cup and this is the churches' easter. Members complete their baptism by recreating Maradona's Hand of God goal from the 1986 World Cup.

The church now has an estimated 120,000 to 200,000 registered members from over 130 countries.

The church has its own complete 10 commandments.

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