Maradona’s son says last name not a burden, looking to play in Uruguay

Montevideo, Dec 24 (IANS) A son of football legend Diego Maradona has said he does not feel burdened by his famous father’s last name and was looking to strike a deal to play for a club in Uruguay.

Diego Armando Maradona Sinagra, who was determined to be the soccer legend’s son in a paternity case in Italy even though the latter says he is not the father, made the remarks to Montevideo-based El Pais, reports Efe.

“The player takes the field, not the last name,” the 29-year-old attacking midfielder on Wednesday, son of the Argentine soccer great and former model Cristiana Sinagra, said.

Born on September 20, 1986, in Naples while his father was playing for Napoli, Maradona Sinagra said he had received several offers from Uruguayan clubs but was treating those processes with the “seriousness” they deserve and would therefore not reveal their names.

“If the offer is good from a soccer and economic standpoint, I wouldn’t have any problem,” he said about the possibility of playing in Uruguay.

At the moment, he and the clubs remain “quite far apart” in terms of both the soccer and money aspects, according to the player, who said he was familiar with Uruguay’s top teams and that the level in the country was “very competitive.”

“It’s a very high level of soccer in terms of South America. I hope my move there can be worked out, but the right conditions need to be in place,” he said.

Maradona Sinagra has thus far pursued his career in Italy’s lower divisions and also competes in beach soccer.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here