Diego Maradona's first club, where he made his debut at the age of 15, adds his resemblance to the stadium's center circle, while honors continue to be received for the late Argentinian star
- The Argentinos Juniors sketched Diego Maradona's resemblance on the center circle of their pitch
- The Argentine football club also unveiled a shrine in the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium to attend the late legend's family
- Maradona made his professional football debut in 1976 at the age of 15 with Argentinos Juniors
The touching tributes to Diego Maradona have been streaming on since the Argentine football legend's death last month.
His close friends and family members felt the most recent Homage at home when Argentinos Juniors sketched the likeness of the late Argentine star over the center circle of the pitch in a stadium rightly named after Maradona.
The new playing surface with Maradona's image was part of a series of honors unveiled this week by Argentinos Juniors, the club with which a football prodigy debuted at the age of 15 in 1976 and instantly became an instant star.
He scored 116 goals while at Argentinos Juniors before moving to Boca Juniors in 1981.
The Argentinos Juniors paid tribute to Diego Maradona's legacy by painting his figure over the center circle of the stadium, named after the late Argentine football icon
A shrine was unveiled Tuesday at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Argentinos Juniors, the club with which the soccer star debuted at the age of 15 in 1976
Argentinos Juniors found a statue of Maradona, who was hosting the 1986 World Cup, next to the home team's bench
Close friends and family members were moved to tears during a ceremony Tuesday when the club also established a shrine in the stadium to honor Maradona's legacy.
The small museum has a mural of a smiling Maradona wearing the club's old red jersey. The room's walls are adorned with a variety of artifacts, including jerseys donated by fans who have visited the stadium to pay their respects since Maradona died of a heart attack on November 25, aged 60.
The club also placed a statue of Maradona in the uniform of the national team that hosted the 1986 World Cup next to the home team's bench.
An Argentine senator came forward on Monday and presented a plan to Congress to put Maradona on the country's banknotes.
Diego Maradona (center) in action during a game for Argentinos Juniors with which he made his debut in 1976 as a 15-year-old
Friends and family of Diego Maradona attended an event Tuesday at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina to unveil a shrine
An artist is putting the finishing touches to a mural by Diego Maradona, who died of a heart attack on November 25th
Senator Norma Durango's suggestions include having the soccer star and possibly even his “Hand of God” image on a 1000 peso note.
The note, valued at around $ 12.27 at Monday's exchange rate, would have Maradona's face on one side and a picture of one of his most famous targets on the other. Maradona's most notable goals came in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals against England.
The Argentine soccer legend is hosting the 1986 World Cup when he is carried on his teammate's shoulders on June 29, 1986 in Mexico City
Diego Maradona played for Boca Juniors before moving to Barcelona
He got the first by hitting the ball past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton and the second by dribbling past half of the English team to score what is still considered to be one of the greatest goals of all time.
"The idea is to recognize for better and for worse Maradona who is the most famous Argentine in the world," said Durango. "I think the project has had a great response, although some people disagree with it."
The current 1000 peso note shows the national bird Rufous hornero.
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