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August 23, 2008

Maradona and Ronaldinho

Rickey Rogers writes: Pictures of sports idols don’t get much better than this one. Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona kisses the hand of modern-day Brazilian idol Ronaldinho.

The rivalry between their countries, their differences in personality and the arrogance for which Maradona is known all make this fraction of a second one that in the sports world speaks volumes.

The original caption reads: Former Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona kisses the hand of Ronaldinho of Brazil after the medal ceremony for men’s soccer at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 23, 2008.  REUTERS/Alfred Cheng Jin


A great picture with a living legend and one who will be a living legend.


what does he mean by that


i thinkbecause he thinks that ronaldinho is the best soccer player ever


That’s a great photo. You’re right. It’s interesting what can happen in a fraction of a second – hatred (rivalry?) can disappear for an instant and the truth can emerge. Thanks. PS – I know it’s a bit of a stretch and the optics aren’t nearly as beautiful (both legends are in street clothes) but for some reason this photo has something of the Bobby Moore – Pele photo in it for me.


sports men esp. in the field games like cricket or football it is difficult for the players to maintain their mastery in the game throughout their career. the kiss is for hiss class not for his form.

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is not good…really a…maradona – ronaldinho good ..hehe..ronaldinho – maradona

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