Al Wasl celebrates Diego Maradona’s 51st Birthday

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Published October 31st, 2011 - 10:41 GMT
Diego Maradona cutting his birthday cake
Diego Maradona cutting his birthday cake

Diego Maradona celebrates his 51st birthday in the UAE, with Marwan Bin Beyat, Chairman of Al Wasl Football Company, members of the board and players, in an intimate gathering that was cause for celebration, presenting him with a special jersey signed by all the players on the team.

Marwan Bin Beyat commented, “We are happy to have him here and we hope that this will be just one of many celebrations with Maradona as we have many more milestones to look forward too.”

Maradona expressed his delight at this gathering, commenting, “Being around all these lovely people – while I still miss my family – is like my family away from home. I would like to thank them for making this year memorable and I look forward to more celebrations with my new family.”

Al Wasl Football Company also surprised the Head Coach of Al Wasl by flying in his daughter, Giannina, and grandson, Benjamin, from Manchester to join Maradona for the special day.

Maradona said, “I would like to thank the Company for the nice surprise, and I look forward to spending as much time with them before they go back. This year has been extra special and I can’t think of anywhere else I would rather be.”

Al Wasl Football Company and all its members would like to wish Maradona a Happy 51st Birthday, and many more to come.

Background Information

Al Wasl Sports Club

Al-Wasl Football Club is a United Arab Emirates Football League club based in Dubai. It is a part of the multi-sports club Al Wasl Sports Club. From next season, former Argentina player and manager Diego Maradona will manage the club, with an annual salary of 3.5 millions of euro plus a private jet at his disposal for two seasons.

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