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Which arch-rivals did you admire?


When future Argentinian superstar Diego Maradona was growing up, he idolised a selection of players. But there was one curious name in his bracket of heroes: Rivelino, the moustached genius who wore the canary-yellow of Brazil. "Even though he played for Brazil, I just couldn't help but love him," Maradona later recalled.

In the late 1990s, the lifelong Boca Juniors devotee revealed his appreciation for Pablo Aimar and Andres D'Allesandro, a duo then based with arch-rivals River Plate. "I just love watching those two," he said. "Why do they have to have to play for River?"

Now wants to put you on the spot: Which arch-rivals did you revere?We're not talking about players who turned out for any other club or country, but ones who specifically turned out for sworn enemies.

Maybe you're a Lazio fan with huge respect for a Roma icon. Perhaps you're a Dane who revered a Swedish star. Whatever club or country you support, wants to hear from you.

Simply click 'Add your comment' to reveal your answers, remembering to keep your posts clean, respectful, on-topic and in English.

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