With 91 days to go until the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ gets underway at the southern tip of Africa, we turn our focus to the number 91 in FIFA World Cup history.
Diego Maradona won 91 caps for Argentina and was a FIFA World Cup™ winner in 1986. Now coach of the national team, he is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
Maradona is perhaps best remembered for his two goals against England in the 1986 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. In the words of Maradona his first goal was scored, "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God."
The Argentina captain quickly cast aside any doubt as to his pure football ability, when he scored a second goal by dribbling past five England players before sending the ball past Peter Shilton; the goal remains one of the greatest goals in FIFA World Cup history.