Andoni Goikoetxea vs Diego Maradona, 1983

On 24 September 1983 Athletic Bilbao defender Andoni Goikoetxea committed one of the most notorious fouls in football severely damaging the ankle of Barcelona player Diego Maradona with a lunging studs up challenge.

For his part in the incident Goikoetxea earned himself the nickname "the butcher of Bilbao".

Maradona recovered from his ankle ligament injuries but his Barcelona career was soon over after he demanded to be released in 1984. He went on to win the 1986 World Cup with Argentina and became one of the most controversial and iconic figures in world football.

For more crazy South American football check out the rest of the Cosas locas series.

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