Diego Maradona was born in Buenos Aires in 1961. He is widely recognised as one of football's greatest players. He has played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca, Barcelona, Naples, Seville and Newell's Old Boys, but he will always be most strongly associated with the Argentinian national team. He lives in Dubai.
Daniel Arcucci is one of the most respected and recognized Argentinian sports journalists. He began his career at the legendary magazine El Gráfico in Buenos Aires. He met Diego Maradona in the Christmas of 1985. He covered the '86 Mexico World Cup and interviewed Maradona more than 150 times. His books To Meet Diego and I am the Diego of the People were both bestsellers in Argentina. In 2007, he was awarded the Platinum Konex award for sports journalism.