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HOUSE OF GOD: Diego Maradona’s former home is now a shrine and museum | WATCH

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DIEGO Maradona’s former home Buenos Aires has become a shrine to the star who has died aged just 60.

Before he became a global superstar, starring for Argentina in the 1986 World Cup and winning Serie A twice with Napoli, ‘El Diego’ lived in this modest two-storey home.

 Diego Maradona's former home has been turned into a museum
Diego Maradona’s former home has been turned into a museum Credit: AP: Associated Press
 The bedroom where Maradona dreamed of future football stardom
The bedroom where Maradona dreamed of future football stardom Credit: Getty Images – Getty
 A teenage Maradona poses on the steps of his former home
A teenage Maradona poses on the steps of his former homeCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The property was given to him and his family in 1978 as part of negotiations for his first contract – a deal that was unheard of in those times.

Now, it has been turned into a museum where fans of the legendary No10 can pay homage to the former football God.

A SHRINE TO A LEGEND

In 2016, the home opened up as a shrine to the star of Mexico ’86 thanks to Alberto Perez, a former Argentinos Junior manager who collects Maradona memorabilia.

Perez bought the house for around £82,000 in 2008 off a woman who had lived there since 1981, when Maradona departed for Boca Juniors.

“This was perhaps the most romantic part of his life, the best time,” Perez told Associated Press.

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