Diego Maradona: Argentine senator proposes legend's image should be on their currency notes

Diego Maradona: Argentine senator proposes legend's image should be on their currency notes

- Diego Maradona's image could be on Argentina's currency note

- Senator Norma Durango proposed the suggestion to congress earlier this week

- Meanwhile, it is left to be seen if that will be adopted

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A few days after Napoli named their stadium after legendary Diego Maradona, an Argentine senator has also proposed that the picture of the 60-year-old be put on their currency notes.

The 1986 FIFA World Cup winner passed away late last month after a suspected heart complication in his home country.

His death caught so many by surprise having already started recuperating after undergoing brain surgery.

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Meanwhile, senator Norma Durango was said to have presented the bill to Congress earlier this week suggesting that the image of the former Barcelona attacker be on the country's highest denomination - 1,000-peso ($12, £9).

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Diego Maradona: Argentine senator proposes legend's image should be on their currency notes
Diego Maradona in action for Boca Juniors before moving to Europe. Photo by Etsuo Hara.
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According to the 68-year-old, Maradona's face will be on one side and a picture of one of his most famous goals on the other as reported by BBC News.

Senator Durango also proposed that the legend's image be on commemorative stamps.

"The idea is not just to recognise our most important idol, but also to think of the economic question.We feel that when tourists come here they will want to take a 'Maradona' away with them."

BBC reports that Maradona's two iconic goals came in Argentina's 2-1 win over England during their quarterfinal clash at the 1986 World Cup. He scored both goals in the 51st and 55th minutes.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Diego Maradona may have passed on but his memory will linger a long time in the minds of football fans across the globe.

The 60-year-old died of a suspected heart attack days after he was discharged from the hospital this month.

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While he was already recuperating well in his home country, he suffered a setback that caused his death at the end of the day.

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