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Diego Maradona's modest, first home in La Paternal

Maradona lived in a chabola in Villa Fiorito with his parents and seven brothers and sisters until he was 16.

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Not long after turning 16 he moved out and rented a small apartment where he would live for the next two years.

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In 1978, Argentina Juniors bought Maradona a house of his own, in La Paternal - a neighbourhood in north east Buenos Aires.

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In 1978, Argentina Juniors bought Maradona a house of his own, in La Paternal - a neighbourhood in north east Buenos Aires.

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In 1978, Argentina Juniors bought Maradona a house of his own, in La Paternal - a neighbourhood in north east Buenos Aires.

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Maradona's old bedroom in his first house in La Paternal, Buenos Aires

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Maradona's old bedroom in his first house in La Paternal, Buenos Aires

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Diego Armando Maradona's Puma boots, in his first house in La Paternal, Buenos Aires

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The hallway in Diego Armando Maradona's first house in La Paternal, Buenos Aires, which is now a museum run by Alberto Pérez, an ex-manager of Argentina Juniors.

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The kitchen, with the original table, in Diego Armando Maradona's first house in La Paternal, Buenos Aires.

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The kitchen, with the original table, in Diego Armando Maradona's first house in La Paternal, Buenos Aires.

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Diego Armando Maradona's first house in La Paternal, Buenos Aires was just a short walk from Argentinos Juniors' stadium.

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Years later, Maradona recalled that this first house in La Paternal, "was like a palace" compared to his childhood home in Villa Fiorito .

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Maradona lived in the house until 1980 when he could afford to upgarde to a mansion in Villa Devoto - a tree-lined residential area on the other side of town.

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Interior de la primera casa de Diego Armando Maradona.

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Maradona's contract with Argentinos Juniors.

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