"It was a bit of Maradona's head and a bit of the Hand of God": With these words, Diego Armando Maradona justifies after the end of the game to be unique irregular 1:0 in world Cup quarter final of 1986 between Argentina and England. On this shameful interlude of Superstar then only four minutes later, a stroke of genius follow – it is a tricky, magical Solo, more than 60 meters to the 2:0, the match is later voted "goal of the century". The Gauchos ultimately win 2:1, a week later they beat Germany in the Final with 3:2 and win the title for the second; of the "Pibe de Oro" a diamond for finally to the outstanding footballer of his Era.
About three years later, the fate of the draw has it that the ambitious, but relatively small FC Wettingen in the second round of the Uefa Cup-a competition on the Italian title-holders SSC Napoli; a highly-doped all-star ensemble cast, the one stand out – the Argentine Golden boy. In order to give the Poster an appropriate framework, especially for security reasons, and, consequently, to generate as many viewers as possible revenue, relocated to Texas, the "home" of 17. In October 1989, the Zurich Letzigrund stadium. Although Maradona nearly 29-years of age, so, in fact, still in the best football age, is already a strong sense of his priorities begin to shift subtly, that he sometimes has other things as the title and goals in mind.
He also gave the players
In the first line of the statement is true in those days to the wedding with his longtime girlfriend Claudia Villafañe. The pompous is Fixed on the 7. November 1989 in Buenos Aires set just a few weeks after the race in Zurich. And because of the (at that time still impeccable) reputation of the Bahnhofstrasse is penetrated as the luxury shopping street, apparently to the South of Italy, sitting – to put it with a slightly leaning figure of Speech – the "Hand of God" all of a sudden on a sale table of Chronometrie Beyer and the finest watchmaking present. And not once, no, Maradona will be chauffeured in the days before the Match several times from the Hotel Atlantis, where the team Napolis lodged, to the oldest Watch store Switzerland.
This is in an edition of Beyer's customer magazine, "Beyond" from the year 2014, in which the "Grand Lady" Annette Beyer-Wild is portrayed. Today, the 86-year-old Administrator is, in fact, it is the must – attend, at the time, even in their function as Patronne – exclusive to a lot of members of the Entourage of the football icon. And the magazine reported that Maradona was "polite, nice and grateful", I almost always wear the light blue track suit, most of his fiancée, it had until at the end of "ten watch" bought, where, besides the bride, the mother-in-law and some of his teammates rewarded. And then there's a pretty Detail, we would like to give Mrs Beyers O-Ton: "Because of his delicate wrists, he sought out a "Nautilus" by Patek in the ladies ' version."
Annette's son, René, the current owner and managing Director, recalls almost 30 years later, especially in a huge media casserole in front of the Store. "Maradona's Manager allowed it only a "view"of the photographer, him and his entourage while Shopping to scan, all the others had to wait outside." But not for this reason alone, the Argentine was particularly so Beyer (connected, in contrast to his mother the football; "specifically Bavaria, is the name due"): "He wanted us to invite to the wedding, but since we have to fit."
On the question, what other famous foot would have posted baller in his business, replies the Patron, laughing: "In contrast to the banking secrecy, the jeweler's mystery is still intact. But what I can tell, most people like the brands Rolex and Patek Philippe."
Created: 12.02.2019, 19:48 PM