Printer Friendly

Football: Ariel's washed up; World of FOOTBALL.

FOR a man who was the first to be labelled as the new Maradona tiny Argy striker Ariel Ortega is doing his best to live up to that billing - at least off the pitch.

The former Valencia, Sampdoria and Parma star is now receiving treatment for alcoholism back in his homeland where he now plays for River Plate.

Still only 32, Ortega admitted: "Football has taken a back seat."

Maradona's poison of choice was cocaine but the Argies sure know to press the self-destruct button.
COPYRIGHT 2007 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jan 21, 2007
Previous Article:Football: VALE JOY IS 7 SENT; HIGHLAND.
Next Article:Football: Lenny the lyin' World of FOOTBALL.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters