Babies born to Diego Maradona fan, named Mara, Dona, Diego

Argentine soccer player Diego Armando Maradona (1960-2020)
Diego Maradona

In July of 2011, Argentinian sportswriter Walter Rotundo and his partner Victoria welcomed twin baby girls.

Their names? Mara Delfina and Dona Isabella — “Mara” and “Dona” in honor of legendary Argentinian soccer player Diego Maradona. (Rotundo chose the names to commemorate Maradona’s performance in the 1986 World Cup specifically.)

In 2021, the couple became pregnant again. This time they were having a baby boy, and when they realized he might arrive on the first anniversary of Maradona’s death, they went ahead and scheduled a caesarean section for that day.

Their son was born in Buenos Aires on November 25. His name? Diego Amado — “Diego” as a final tribute to Maradona.


Image: Diego Maradona

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