Diego Armando Maradona who was once the emblem of the Italian Napoli, scored 115 goals in 259 matches between 1984 and 1991 and achieved along with them, a UEFA Cup (1989), two league titles (1987 and 1990), a Cup of Italy (1987) and an Italian Supercup (1990).
Former soccer star denied yesterday having a millionaire debt of unpaid taxes in Italy, after being welcomed on his return to Napoles for a crowd of fans and journalists from different media, where there is still fervor for ‘Pelusa’.
The tax collector ensures that the Argentine owes $ 52.3 million, corresponding to accumulated interests since 1984, when he arrived at Napoli.
“I want to return to Italy with my grandson and see Napoles. I want him to know what his grandfather has done and not remember him as a tax evader. I would ask the justice to walk free in Italy” said former world champion with Argentina.
He ended the press conference with two messages: first, that the responsible for the fiscal affairs was Napoli’s president at the time, Corrado Ferlaino, and his former manager, Guillermo Coppola, and the second was that 4-time winner of the Golden Ball , his compatriot Lionel Messi, ‘La Pulga’, “is a fantasctic player but I was better”