Soccer Great Diego Maradona’s Priceless Stolen Watch Recovered; Thief Tracked Down by Indian Police

Published 12/12/2021, 1:15 PM EST


Diego Maradona was one of the greatest footballers of all time and is surely one of the most revered players in Argentina for his world cup wins with the nation. However, with great fame and wealth comes the possibility of a person becoming a target for criminals, both petty and otherwise.

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Maradona had reportedly lost a Hublot watch when he was in Dubai, and there were doubts about its disappearance. Recently, Assam Police recovered the watch with help from Dubai Police after being tipped-off about the theft by a Central agency. Assam is a state in the North East of India.

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Assam’s chief minister reveals the good news.

A 37-year-old man named Wazid Hussein has been arrested for the crime. Assam’s chief minister, Himanta Biswas Sarma, promised strict action against the accused. He revealed the details of the operation in a tweet made to his Twitter account.

In an act of international cooperation, @assampolice has coordinated with @dubaipoliceHQ through Indian federal LEA to recover a heritage @Hublot watch belonging to legendary footballer Late Diego Maradona and arrested one Wazid Hussein. Follow up lawful action is being taken,” Sarma said.

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The stolen watch reportedly has a price tag of INR 20 lakhs or approximately 26000 US dollars. But for the Maradona family, it must be invaluable, after the footballer’s demise in 2020.

Diego Maradona and his huge impact on the game of football.

The Argentinian footballer played for several great clubs like FC Barcelona, Boca Juniors and Sevilla. However, his best performances undoubtedly came in the Serie A with Italian club Napoli. During his seven years in Naples, Maradona played 188 games and scored an amazing 115 goals for the club.

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Maradona was sensational in Argentina as well, where he played 91 games and scored 34 goals. After his debut for the national side at the age of 16, Maradona ended his career with the highest honour of them all, a world cup win in 1986. He also won the golden ball for being the best player in the tournament.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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