Maradona murals at Argentinos Juniors stadium

Street artist Marley has painted more than 20 new portraits of Diego Maradona at the football stadium of Argentinos Juniors. Photos by Buenos Aires Street Art.

New portraits of Maradona from a kid to captain of the national team by Marley (photo © BA Street Art)

Marley has spent more than a month painting new portraits of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona at the stadium that bears his name in the neighbourhood of La Paternal.

New look – Estadio Diego Armando Maradona in La Paternal (photo © BA Street Art)

Maradona with his parents when he joined Argentinos Juniors & at 86 World Cup (photo © BA Street Art)

Maradona in colours of Argentinos Juniors with Checho Batista (photo © BA Street Art)

Maradona in Napoli colours and at 94 World Cup (photo © BA Street Art)

Many of the mural feature Maradona in the red and white colours of Argentinos Juniors that was his first professional football club where he played for five years.

Maradona in Argentinos Juniors colours with the Copa Libertadores that the club won in 85 (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural with the name La Banda de la Pani (photo © BA Street Art)

This mural (above) refers to ‘La Banda de la Pani’ that is the Barra brava of Argentinos Juniors or the hardcare football fans.

Murals paying tribute to Maradona on all sides of the stadium (photo © BA Street Art)

Mural of Maradona when he returned to Argentinos Juniors in 2019 for a charity match (photo © BA Street Art)

Hand of God goal at 86 World Cup (photo © BA Street Art)

Maradona with Claudio Canniga at 90 World Cup & in Barcelona colours (photo © BA Street Art)

Maradona playing for Napoli and 94 World Cup (photo © BA Street Art)

One side of the stadium decorated with more than a dozen portraits of Maradona (photo © BA Street Art)

Maradona as manager of Argentina national team at 2010 World Cup (photo © BA Street Art)

Maradona as Argentina manager (photo © BA Street Art)

Stencil by Cartooneros (photo © BA Street Art)

Other artists including Cartooneros have also created football-themed artworks on the walls of the stadium.

Paste-up celebrating Maradona’s time at Argentinos Juniors from 1976-81 (photo © BA Street Art)

Ladybird stencils can be found around the stadium. Argentinos Juniors’ nickname is ‘los Bichitos Colorados’ or ‘little red insects’.

Tourist attraction (photo © BA Street Art)

The murals by Marley have already become a tourist attractions with visitors stopping to take photos in front of the artworks.

All photos © Buenos Aires Street Art

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