The Argentine Football Association (AFA) and the Professional Football League (LPF) remembered today the “Goal of the Century” converted by Diego Armando Maradona to England and that from 2020 became the new date of celebration of the “Argentine Footballer’s Day”.
“In tribute to Diego Maradona’s second goal against the English in Mexico 86, today is the Day of the Argentine Soccer Player,” the official AFA account published.
“We miss you every day but you left us works like this, which immortalized the Day of the Argentine Soccer Player. Thank you, Diego Eterno”, was the message that the Professional League wrote with a greeting from “all the players” who participate in the First Division ” and of all Argentine football”.
The Day of the Argentine Soccer Player was celebrated on May 14 for Ernesto Grillo’s “impossible” goal, also against England in a friendly played in 1953.
However, in August 2020, the Argentine Football Associations (FAA) promoted changing the date to June 22, the day Maradona changed the history of the World Cups with the second goal that he converted against England in the quarterfinals of Mexico. 1986.
The president of the FAA, Claudio Tapia, who supported and signed the date change, also joined the greetings via social networks.
“36 years after the most perfect work of art in history, happy Argentine footballer’s day to those who defend the shirt, and make us suffer and rejoice every weekend,” wrote “Chiqui” Tapia on his personal Twitter account.